Building Safety

All Contractors must enter the Government Center Building through the main entrance until further notice; the north entrance has been designated as an Employee Entrance.

In order to comply with the current Executive Order from the Office of the Governor, please be aware of the following:

  • Only 1 visitor is allowed in our lobby at a time. Please contact our office in advance to ensure we can assist you.
  • All visitors must wear a face covering.
  • All visitors must maintain social distancing.

Please contact our office if you are unable to comply with the above requirements. In addition the health and safety of each inspector is a top priority and each inspector has the option to refuse or cancel an inspection based on the current situation.

For more information, please call the Building Safety Department at 231-256-9806.



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Leelanau County

Department of Building Safety

8527 E Government Center Drive, Suite 109
Suttons Bay, MI 49682 

                                     Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

                                        Office Number: (231) 256-9806

                                     Fax Number: (231) 256-8333




“Our mission statement is to effectively administer the State of  Michigan Construction Codes and County Ordinances to ensure public health, safety, and welfare; to provide professional services to our customers that will encourage the selection of  Leelanau County as the preferred location to live, work, and invest; while striving to preserve and promote the quality of life in our community.”



This page last updated on 8/7/2020.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Inspector Hours
Monday - Friday
In Office:  7:30am - 8:30am
            & 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Field Inspections:



  • Commercial: MBC 2015 (MI Building Code 2015) effective 4/20/17
  • 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code effective 12/13/16
  • Residential: MRC 2015 (MI Residential Code) effective 2/8/16


  • Commercial: NEC 2017 (State of MI Building Code) effective 1/4/19
  • Residential: MRC 2015 (MI Residential Code) effective 2/8/16


  • Commercial: MMC 2015 (Michigan Mechanical Code) effective 4/12/17
  • Residential: MRC 2015 (MI Residential Code) effective 2/8/16


  • Commercial: MPC 2015 (Michigan Plumbing Code) effective 4/20/17
  • Residential: MRC 2015 (MI Residential Code) effective 2/8/16