Kentwood Inspections Department
Welcome to the City of Kentwood Inspections Department. Our goal is to provide you with all necessary information to successfully complete your construction project. Plan review information is provided by our building inspector. Lorraine Davis, our secretary, can provide information on all facets of our operation. Please use these convenient links to building permit and trade permit information, as well as information related to swimming pools, hot-tubs, and fences.
Building and Rental Inspector - Marshall Barrows
Electrical and Rental Inspector - Mark Kowalczyk
Mechanical/Plumbing and Rental Inspector - Tim Sparks
Plumbing and Rental Inspector - Craig Smith
Duct Construction Conflict Resolved
The Michigan Residential Code (MRC) Sections N1103.2.3 and M1601.1.1 conflict regarding the use of building framing cavities for plenums. The conflict is resolved in favor of M1601.1.1 as MRC Section M1601 is the definitive section on duct construction. This decision is based on MRC Section R102.1 (Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable.) and that Section N1103.2.3 has not been shown to meet the definition of cost effective.