Building/Burning Information and Permits

Prior to starting ANY project, please review the following Project Steps

  • 1. Complete a Zoning Compliance Permit Application (they are available at the Township Office) along with sketch and $35. Return to the Township Office (it can be placed in the drop box).
    • a. This is NOT necessary for the following:
      • i. Re-roof
      • ii. Replace gutters
      • iii. Demolition
      • iv. A Building Permit will need to be completed when you contact Kevin Arquette (517-673-0004), Township Building Inspector. He will direct you on your next step.
  • 2. The Township will process and turn over to our Zoning Enforcement Officer Ben Oram (517-436-6400).
  • 3. Ben will make an on-site visit to check for compliance based on the sketch.
  • 4. Ben will either approve or NOT approve
  • 5. If approved:
    • a. The owner can contact the Building Inspector, Kevin Arquette (517-673-0004) to get further instructions. You will need to complete a Building Permit prior to contacting Kevin.
  • 6. If NOT approved:
    • a. The owner can file for a Zoning Variance ($150 fee) or a Rezoning. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet and either approve or disapprove the variance.

Zoning Compliance Permit Application

Building Permit

Building Permit Fee Schedule

Electrical Permit - Call Brian Bovee at 517-403-5677

Mechanical Permit - Call Brian Bovee at 517-403-5677

Plumbing Permit


Local Burn Information & Phone Numbers

Michigan Open Burning Regulations (brochure)

Burning Household Waste (brochure)

Michigan Open Burning Guide

Michigan Open Burning Laws and Rules


Land Use Application

Lot Division Application

Land/Parcel Division Application *** Also requires approval from Lenawee County Drain Commission

Hardship/Temporary Permit

**** Call 811 (Miss Dig) a few days prior to digging - even "small" projects like planting trees and shrubs. ****

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