Terms Used In Michigan Laws 339.5809

  • Air conditioning: means the process of treating air to meet the requirements of a conditioned space by controlling, either simultaneously or individually, the air's temperature, humidity, cleanness, and distribution. See Michigan Laws 339.5801
  • Charitable organization: means a not-for-profit tax-exempt religious, educational, or humane organization. See Michigan Laws 339.5103
  • Cooling: means air conditioning as defined in subdivision (a). See Michigan Laws 339.5801
  • Department: means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs. See Michigan Laws 339.5103
  • Enforcing agency: means that term as defined in section 2a of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 339.5105
  • Governmental subdivision: means a governmental subdivision as defined in section 2a of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 339.5105
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • License: includes the whole or part of a governmental permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter, or similar form of permission required under a specific article of this act. See Michigan Laws 339.5105
  • Person: means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, or common law trust or a combination of those legal entities. See Michigan Laws 339.5107
  • Servicing: means the maintenance, repair, and servicing of previously installed equipment and systems. See Michigan Laws 339.5803
  • State construction code: means the rules promulgated by the state construction code commission under section 4 of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 339.5107
  (1) Except as provided in subsection (3) or (4) and section 819, an individual or other person shall not perform installations, alterations, or servicing of work classifications under section 807(2) that are regulated under the Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act unless the person, if the person is an individual, or an employee of the person has received a mechanical contractor’s license from the department that has not been revoked or suspended, the license is classified and limited under section 807, and the holder of the license has secured the appropriate permit from the enforcing agency charged with the responsibility of issuing permits.
  (2) A person that performs installations, alterations, or servicing of work classifications under section 807(2) shall designate the holder of a mechanical contractor’s license described in subsection (1) as the contractor of record notify the department in writing of the designation.
  (3) If work that is within 1 of the classifications described in section 807(2) is performed without compensation by a person that is licensed under this article for or on behalf of a charitable organization, the owner of the property on which the work is performed may obtain the permit required under subsection (1). However, this subsection applies only to the reconstruction, renovation, or remodeling of 1- to 4-family dwellings.
  (4) A person that is registered as a system provider under the security alarm systems act, 2012 PA 580, MCL 338.2181 to 338.2187, or licensed as a security alarm system contractor under the private security business and security alarm act, 1968 PA 330, MCL 338.1051 to 338.1092, is not required to obtain a license from the department under this article or obtain a license or permit from a governmental subdivision or enforcing agency to perform work described in subsection (1) in connection with the installation, maintenance, replacement, or servicing of a thermostat for a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system or a hydronic heating and cooling system.
  (5) If a contractor of record regularly employs a qualified maintenance crew to perform mechanical contracting work regulated under this article in a facility, this article does not require that the contractor of record perform work in that facility.