Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Director is generally available in the Zoning Office at the Township Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nichole Vallette, Planning and Zoning Director
989-739-3211 Ext. 250
Under the supervision of the Township Superintendent, the Planning and Zoning Director administers and enforces the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, which has been adopted to achieve the overall land use and development objectives set forth in the Township’s Master Plan, as adopted in 2002. The Planning and Zoning Director works with the Township’s Planning Commission to draft and propose amendments to the Zoning Ordinance as needed to ensure that the Ordinance properly addresses current local land use issues and needs.

The Planning and Zoning Director works with property owners and developers to explain applicable zoning regulations and review procedures so that properties are used and improved consistency with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning and Zoning Director directly reviews and issues Land Use Permits for various improvements to property throughout the Township. The Planning and Zoning Director also helps process Rezoning, Special Land Use and Site Plan applications that require review and action by the Township’s Planning Commission, as well as Variance and other Appeal applications that require review and action by the Township’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Most improvements to the property in the Township require prior approval under the Zoning Ordinance. This includes the construction of new structures, building additions, decks, garages, sheds, fences, and signs. Certain other activities, such as the re-occupancy of an existing non-residential property by a new tenant, the provision of home daycare services, and conducting a home business, require review and approval in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Director prior to undertaking any new improvement or activity on your property to determine what review and approval may be necessary to do so.
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Zoning13 documents

  • Temporary Use Permit
  • Medical Marihuana Ordinance
  • Medical Marijuana Permit Application
  • Michigan State Medical Marihuana Law
  • Oscoda Zoning Ordinance 165
  • Western Twp.
  • Central Twp.
  • Eastern Twp.
  • Land Use Permit
  • Rezoning Application
  • Special Land Use Site Plan Application
  • ZBA Application
  • Complaint Form