[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Denton 12-20-1974 by Ord. No. 35; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to designate an enforcement agency to discharge the responsibilities of the Township under the provisions of the State Construction Code Act of 1972 (Act 230, PA 1972; MCLA § 125.1501 et seq.).
Editor's Note: The "State Construction Code Act of 1972" is now known as the "Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act."
Pursuant to the provisions of Section IX of the Act 230, PA 1972, the Township of Denton, in conjunction with the Townships of Lake, Markey, Backus and Roscommon, hereby establishes and adopts a five-township joint enforcement agency, to be known as the Houghton Lake Building Agency, to discharge the responsibilities of said Townships under said Act, and the Township of Denton hereby delegates responsibility for administration and enforcement of said Act throughout the Township of Denton to the Houghton Lake Building Agency.
The Houghton Lake Building Agency shall consist of a Board of five members, one to be a resident in and designated by the Township Board of each of the Townships of Denton, Lake, Backus, Markey and Roscommon. Said enforcement agency shall be and act as the Board for the five townships and shall be empowered to employ an inspector to make all inspections called for by the State Construction Code Act and the rules promulgated thereunder.
Denton Township shall pay its ratable share of the expenses of the Houghton Lake Building Agency.
Building permits provided for in the State Construction Code Act shall be issued pursuant to applications filed with the Houghton Lake Building Agency, and fees shall be collected from the applicant, according to the building permit fee schedule, based on total construction cost and adopted by the Houghton Lake Building Agency by resolution in conformity with the State Construction Code Rules based upon the following factors:
Residential buildings and additions to residential buildings, porches included, and additions to existing structures that incorporate living quarters without altering ground area.
All structures on property zoned commercial, other than residential structures.
Sheds and private garages and any accessory buildings and other new dwelling structures.
Utility or accessory buildings under 160 square feet.
Larger utility or accessory buildings and garages.
No permit required for structures under 150 square feet.
For work started before permit: double permit fee.
Mobile homes, double-wide mobile homes, and modular homes, having a state inspection seal.
Energy Code: plan review fee which will include the insulation inspection.