The Department of Building Safety is responsible for the enforcement of all codes, laws and ordinances for the township relating to building, wiring, heating, plumbing and cooling.

The office issues all permits for building and construction, conducting inspections by registered inspectors to ensure sound work.

All plans are reviewed by the office before permits are issued.  Township building employees meet with builders, architects and fire inspectors prior to the start of a large construction project to reiterate township ordinances and codes.

Codes adopted by Lincoln Charter Township:


Michigan Building Code - MBC 2015

Michigan Building Code 2015 - Chapter 11

Michigan Uniform Energy Code - 2015
Accessibile and Usable Code - ICC A117.1- 2017
International Fire Code- 2015

International Swimming Pool and Spa Code - 2015

International Property Maintenance Code - 2015

Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings - 2015

Michigan Plumbing Code - MPC 2015

Michigan Mechanical Code - MMC 2015

Michigan Electrical Code (incorporating the NEC 2017 and Michigan Part 8 amendments)

Michigan Residential Code – MRC 2015


All of these books are available for viewing in the Township office.

Building Department Members:

James L. Pheifer, ICC Certified Building Official
Phone: 269-429-1589 Ext 105#

Judy Dunlap, Zoning Assistant
Phone: 269-429-1589 Ext 107#




Historical_Building_Statistics (PDF)

Historical Statistics 2018


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