Commercial & Residential Codes

The East Lansing Department of Planning, Building & Development enforces the following codes for commercial and residential buildings:

Commercial Codes


Michigan Building Code 2015
Michigan Electrical Code Rules Part 8 including NEC 2014
Michigan Plumbing Code 2015
Michigan Mechanical Code 2015
Michigan Energy Code 2015
Michigan Rehabilitation Code 2015
Michigan Energy Code; 2015 International Energy Conservation Code & 2013 ASHRAE 

Residential Codes


Michigan Residential Code 2015

*Note: Public Acts 217, 54, 192, 733 and 290 have been replaced by Public Act 407   

*Per East Lansing City Code Sec. 26-81 “Unlawful Noise Prohibited”, (a)(6), a permit must first be obtained from the city manager in order to authorize “the erection (including excavation, therefore), demolition, alteration, or repair of any building, and the excavation of streets and highways on Sundays, and other days, except between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.