DEPARTMENT OF STATE
MICHIGAN HISTORICAL CENTER
(By authority conferred upon the secretary of state by section 8a of Act No. 271 of
the Public Acts of 1913, as amended, and sections 9 and 30 of Act No. 380 of the Public
Acts of 1965, as amended, being SS399.8a, 16.109, and 16.130 of the Michigan
R 399.101 Definition.
Rule 1. As used in these rules, "proper written permission" means a written
permit issued by the secretary of state or his or her authorized representative.
History: 1983 AACS.
R 399.102 Prohibited acts generally.
Rule 2. (1) On historic and museum sites which are administered by the department
of state, a person shall not do any of the following:
(a) Enter, use, or occupy the site for any purpose when posted against such entry,
use, or occupancy, as ordered by the secretary of state.
(b) Mar, damage, destroy, move, or remove any exhibit or display.
(c) Mar, damage, destroy, move, or remove any built-up improvements or portions
of built-up improvements, including buildings, fences, or information devices,
without proper written permission.
(d) Possess or use metal detectors, or dig, probe, search, excavate, or otherwise
disturb the ground, vegetation, or any aboriginal remain without proper written
(e) Camp on, or otherwise occupy as a temporary or permanent residence, any
portion of the site without proper written permission.
(f) Store or leave equipment or any privately owned property on the site without
proper written permission.
(g) Use the site as a place to dispose of refuse, rubbish, trash, garbage, or other
(h) Move, remove, destroy, mutilate, or deface posters, notices, signs, or markers
of the secretary of state or any other agency of the government.
(i) Post, place, erect, or distribute advertising material without proper written
(j) Use the site for a business or commercial purpose without proper written
(k) Destroy, damage, or remove any property, rocks, gravel, earth, living tree or
shrub, planted grasses, or other vegetation without proper written permission. This