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Permits issued by the village are to ensure you are following the village ordinances. By not obtaining a permit you could be fined, forced to remove a building or tear out completed work. The permit issued by the village does not mean you do not need a permit from county building codes. It is just the first step, and the zoning administrator can help you through the process.
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A Zoning Permit is required for the new construction or alteration of buildings and structures, including but not limited to, a dwelling, garage, shed, deck, balcony, gazebo, pergola, arbor, outdoor fireplace, porch, and swimming pool. If you have any questions whether a permit is required, please contact the Zoning Department at 989-843-6423
A Zoning permit or SLUP (Special Land Use Permit) applications can be obtained from the village office or downloaded from here.
Zoning Code is oriented toward how a project fits into a community: it regulates setbacks, types of uses, height, parking requirements, design (for some types of projects) and similar concerns.
SLUP (Special Land Use Permit)
The Village has recognized that because of their nature, certain land uses require special consideration based upon their potential effect on the surrounding area. Special regulation of these uses is necessary to protect and preserve the quality of the village residential and commercial neighborhoods.
Obtaining a permit is simple, and the procedure is outlined here.
- Obtain the permit application from the village office or download it HERE.
- Fill-out the application and pay the associated fee at the village office and submit all plans.
- The permit application and plans then go to the zoning administrator for review.
- The zoning administrator may contact you for additional information.
- The zoning administrator will then take the permit application and plans to the appropriate department heads (DPW, FD, PD) for approval.
- Once the appropriate department heads have signed off on the permit, a public hearing will be scheduled.
- At the public hearing the planning commission will review and either approve or deny.
- If approved
- You will receive the signed zoning permit and you can take that to the county building codes.
- If denied
- Adjust your plan that considers the concerns of the planning commission.
- You may also request a hearing from the zoning board of appeals who has the final say.
- If approved