Michigan LARA & BCC to Implement Citations This Fall

Effective October 1, 2020, Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) team members may issue a citation to a person that is licensed under 1980 PA 299, or 2016 PA 407, or required to hold a license or certificate under these acts if staff observes from an investigation, inspection, or complaint that conduct or conditions exist or have existed that violate these acts. Citations will not be issued for violations of the code as there are existing remedies to resolve code deficiencies.

The following are a list of violations subject to a citation being issued along with a brief description of conduct or conditions observed, and individuals that may be subject to the citation being issued:

Lack of Identification

Conduct/condition:  No proof of licensure and government-issued photo identification.

Individuals:  Anyone required to be licensed under 2016 PA 407, specifically: building officials, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors, and boiler tradesmen.

No Permit Status

Conduct/condition:  No documentation of permit where required before work commences.

Individuals:  Anyone required to be licensed under 1980 PA 299, or 2016 PA 407, specifically: building officials, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors, residential builders, maintenance & alteration contractors, and boiler tradesmen.

Unregistered Apprentice

Conduct/condition:  Non-licensed individual on worksite assisting with electrical or plumbing work.

Individuals: Anyone required to be registered under 2016 PA 407, specifically: apprentice electricians and apprentice plumbers.

Operation of a Boiler Without a Valid Certificate

Conduct/condition:  Boiler found operating with a certificate blocking violation and existing code deficiencies that are not corrected.

Individuals:  Anyone responsible for the boiler.

Any citation issued will include actions required for compliance along with the payment of a fine not to exceed $100.00 for each violation.  Please note that a citation can either be accepted or contested within 30 days of issuance. If you have any questions concerning this notification, please contact the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at 517-241-9302 or LARA-BCC-Help@michigan.gov.

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