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Building, Planning and Zoning Departments

The Building Department is staffed by ICC Certified personnel and has been awarded the highest ranking in the State of Michigan by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Department performs inspections and plan reviews of all development activites. Additionally, we are responsible for all zoning and planning functions relating to developmental growth of the community. Permit applications are taken through the assessing department for Buiding permits, Electrical permits, Mechanical permits, rental inspections, and arranging for water and sewer installation inspections. Plumbing permits may be downloaded through the links below, filled out and mailed to the State of Michigan. Plumbing inspections should be arranged per permit direction. 

Please download a permit and print it (not a fillable form, yet), fill it out and either bring it with you or mail it to us as a completed application.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the Township for direction. ORDINANCES CAN BE FOUND AT www.municode.com

Contact & Hours
Main Switchboard 269/925-0616
Fax (269) 925-7134
Office Hours (M - F): 8:30A.M. – 5:00P.M.
Department Members

Inspection, Planning, and Zoning

Building Official: Thomas E. Baldwin, CBCO
email: tebaldwin@comcast.net 
Building Inspector:

Chris Fuchs, CBCO
email: clauscfuchs@aol.com 
Housing: Rod Wilder

Admin. Assistant:

Assessing Department has taken
  over processing permits and
  arranging rental inspections

Electrical Inspector:

Ken Simpson
Mechanical Inspector:
Rod Wilder
Plumbing Inspector: State of Michigan Jurisdiction
Michael Field
Code Enforcement

The following codes are enforced within the Township jurisdiction:

 

  • 2009 Michigan Building Code (ICC)
  • 2009 Michigan Residential Code (ICC)
  • 2012 Michigan Electrical Code (2011 NEC)
  • 2012 Michigan Mechanical Code (ICC)
  • 2012 Michigan Plumbing Code (ICC)
  • 2009 Property Maintenance Code (ICC)
  • 2009 International Fire Code

 

Code books may be available for purchase at the Building Department counter (call ahead)