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

Building Department Members

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

Jacquline Ross, Building Administrative Assistant
Phone: 269-429-1589 Ext 107#

Julie Amicarelli, Rental Inspections & Business Licenses
Phone: 269-429-1589 Ext 100#

Historical Building Statistics 2018
Historical Building Statistics 2019
Historical Building Statistics 2020
Historical Building Statistics 2021               
Historical Building Statistics 2022