BUILDING CODES serves as the point of intake/issuance for:

  • Residential trade permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical)
  • Commercial trade permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical)
  • Building Permits


Ionia County enforces the following State of Michigan Building Codes

  • Michigan Residential Code 2009
  • Michigan Building Code 2009
  • Michigan Electrical Code 2011 NEC plus Part 8
  • Michigan Plumbing Code 2012
  • Michigan Mechancial Code 2012

**The cities of Belding and Portland independently enforce all above noted codes. Effective January 11, 2010 the City of Ionia transferred administration and enforcement responsibilities of the building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical codes to Ionia County.

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners continues its relationship with Associated Government Services, Inc., (BUILDING INSPECTOR) which covers the aspects of:

  • Permit application review as well as submitted plan review
  • Responding to code [building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing] questions
  • Conducting inspections
  • Dealing with code enforcement issues


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