The City of Battle Creek Inspection Division is an enforcing agency for the State of Michigan Construction Code.

Building Code

The state building code says:
  • The provisions of the Building Code apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.
The purpose of these codes is to provide minimum standards for buildings constructed in a way that provides for structural integrity, fire safety and, most importantly, safe means of egress.

Department Goals
It is our goal to provide the services outlined in the codes in a professional and prompt manner. Our staff of highly trained individuals have met or exceeded all registration requirements mandated by the State of Michigan for their respective trades. Please view the Fee Schedule (PDF) for more information.

Inspections documents