Skilled Trades Notice of Public Hearing



Skilled Trades (ORR# 2019-101 LR)

Plumbing Board (ORR# 2019-106 LR)

Electrical Administrative Board (ORR# 2019-110 LR)

Boiler Rules (ORR# 2019-115 LR)

Board of Mechanical Rules (ORR# 2019-126 LR)

Building Officials, Plan Reviewers, and Inspectors (ORR# 2019-109 LR)

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, will hold a public hearing on the Skilled Trades rules and the following repealed acts State Plumbing Board Act; Electrical Administrative Board Act ; Boiler Act; Board of Mechanical Act and Building Officials, Plan Reviewers, and Inspectors Act.  The public hearing will be held on Monday May 23, 2022, at the 1st Floor Forum in the Michigan Library & Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915.

The Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, repeals the State Plumbing Board Act, 2002 PA733, MCL 338.3511 to 338.3569; Electrical Administrative Board Act, 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892; Boiler Act, 1965 PA 290, MCL 408.751 to 408.776 ; Board of Mechanical Act, 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to 338.988; and the Building Officials and Inspectors Registration Act, 1986 PA 54, MCL 338.2301 to 338.2313.  The repealed Acts are outdated and do not provide uniform licensing, complaint investigation, and enforcement provisions for skilled trades licenses.  This places a burden on the bureau administering the Acts and creates an inefficient use of resources.  Additionally, many licensees who are cross licensed in multiple trades have expressed dissatisfaction with conflicting provisions, such as electronic communication and third-party continuing education tracking options and specifies violations for unlicensed activity as provided to other regulated professions.  Because these Acts were repealed, the bureau plans to rescind the licensing rules regulated under the Skilled Trades Regulation Act. The Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, streamlines the processes for all license types included while providing for modernized provisions, such as electronic communication and third-party continuing education tracking options, and specifies violations for unlicensed activity as provided to other regulated professions.  While the Skilled Trades Regulation Act repealed the five Acts that regulated certain skilled trades, this new Act includes provisions to regulate those same skilled trades

The proposed rules will be published in the May 15thMichigan Register.  You may download a free copy of the proposed amendments by visiting the Bureau’s website at

Oral or written comments may be presented in person at the hearing May 23, 2022, or submitted in writing by email no later than 5:00 p.m., May 23, 2022, to the following email address .  If your presentation at the public hearing is in written form, please provide a copy to the Rules Analyst, at the conclusion of your testimony at the hearing.


Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Construction Codes

Administrative Services Division

Telephone (517) 582-5519

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Legislation and BCC

Active Bills

HB 4494  & HB 4495

The department shall not sell or furnish any list of information obtained under this act that contains a personal phone number or email address of a licensee or registrant for the purpose of surveys, marketing, and solicitation

HB 4648

Construction; code; advisory committees for certain building codes; create….the director shall appoint advisory committees for each of the codes listed in subsection

 Michigan Residential Code Notification

Michigan Residential Code Notification
July 29, 2021
The latest edition of the international residential code has been published and is available to the general public.  On July 20, 2021, the department held a public meeting at The Michigan Library and Historical Center, 1st Floor Forum, where the department offered the public an opportunity to present data and comments on the general need to update the Michigan residential code.  

We appreciate the industry feedback provided at that meeting along with additional written input the department received on the 2021 international residential code.

Pursuant to MCL 125.1504(6) the department has determined to update the Michigan residential code.

Keith Lambert

Director of the Bureau of Construction Codes

BCC Trades Connection March, 2021


See the current status chart Here

BCC Trades Connection - September 2020


Follow this link,4601,7-154-89334_10575_97015_102511—,00.html

Michigan newsletter for June 2020 is available. Follow the link:,4601,7-154-89334_10575_97015_98424—,00.html

January, 2020

There will be a rules advisory meeting held on the PROPOSED DRAFT Skilled Trades Regulation Rules on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at 611 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing MI 48933 in Upper Level Conference Room 3. Attached is the PROPOSED DRAFT for the Skilled Trades Regulatory rules that will be discussed at this meeting. The draft rules can also be found on Michigan’s website under Currently Open Rules:,4601,7-154-89334_10575_17550_17583_85703—,00.html.

 Michigan Residential Code Notification