You may have recently received an email with a special announcement from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) about a change in the handling of builder and contractor licensing. Michigan Institute of Real Estate has the scoop on everything you need to know moving forward!

As of August 27, 2018, LARA has moved the licensing of residential builders and M&A contractors from the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) to the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC).

What’s the BCC?
You may already know! The Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) handles plan review, permits,  plats, codes and standards, and more for the State of Michigan. That being said, many builders and contractors have already worked with the BCC in the past.

Why the Sudden Change?
LARA made this switch in an effort to simplify licensing and improve customer service for builders and contractors.

What Does This Mean for Me?
Grab a pen and paper! The new URL you will visit to apply for a license is LARA has made it very easy to find everything from forms, to codes, to department news… all on the website, 24/7. Should you need further assistance regarding licensing, you’ll have to reach out the BCC instead of the BPL. The new contact information you’ll need is listed below:

Bureau of Construction Codes
[email protected]v

You’re all caught up! Stay tuned to the Michigan Institute of Real Estate Blog for the most up to date information on licensing, continuing education, and more for builders and contractors!

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