Building & Zoning

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The Building and Zoning Department is authorized and directed by the State of Michigan and the County of Mecosta to enforce the provisions of the Michigan Residential Code, the Michigan Building Code and the Mecosta County Zoning Ordinance. The purpose is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard life or limb, health and public welfare.

The Building Official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such policies and procedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in the code.

Authorized Building Department personnel shall receive applications, review construction documents and issue permits for the erection and alteration of buildings and structures, inspect the premises for which such permits have been issued and enforce compliance with the provisions of the code.

The Zoning Administrator shall administer the Mecosta County Zoning Ordinance. This includes issuing all zoning permits and insuring compliance with the Zoning Ordinance before issuing a building permit and maintaining records thereof.

Appropriate action may be initiated by the Zoning Administrator to prevent, restrain, correct or abate any illegal act or violation of this ordinance.

Monthly Meeting Schedule

Dates and times are subject to change.

Building & Zoning Committee Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Planning Commission Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Date

Filing Deadline most Petitions

Filing Deadline Commercial Site Plan Review/SUP/Change of Use

Public Notice Deadline

January 7, 2021

December 8, 2020

November 6, 2020

December 23, 2020

February 4, 2021

January 5, 2021

December 4, 2020

January 20, 2021

March 4, 2021

February 2, 2021

January 1, 2018

February 17, 2021

April 1, 2021

March 2, 2021

January 31, 2021

March 17, 2021

May 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

March 5, 2021

April 21, 2021

June 3, 2021

May 4, 2021

April 2, 2021

May 19, 2021

July 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

April 30, 2021

June 16, 2021

August 5, 2021

July 6, 2021

June 4, 2021

July 21, 2021

September 2, 2021

August 3, 2021

July 2, 2021

August 18, 2021

October 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

August 6, 2021

September 22, 2021

November 4, 2021

October 5, 2021

September 3, 2021

October 20, 2021

December 2, 2021

November 2, 2021

October 1, 2021

November 17, 2021

January 6, 2022

December 7, 2021

November 5, 2021

December 22, 2021



Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings
are held the 1st Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. as needed.

Meeting Date

Filing Deadline most Petitions

Public Notice Deadline

January 4, 2021

December 4, 2020

December 18, 2020

February 1, 2021

December 31, 2020

January 15, 2021

March 1, 2021

January 29, 2021

February 12, 2021

April 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

March 21, 2021

May 3, 2021

April 2, 2021

April 16, 2021

June 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

May 21, 2021

July 12, 2021

June 11, 2021

June 25, 2021

August 2, 2021

July 2, 2021

July 16, 2021

September 13, 2021

August 13, 2021

August 27, 2021

October 4, 2021

September 3, 2021

September 17, 2021

November 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

October 15, 2021

December 6, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

January 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

December 17, 2021

Dates and times are subject to change.

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For Your Knowledge2 documents

  • Fee Schedule effective December 1, 2017
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
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Permit Requirements9 documents

  • Building Permit Information (rev. 04.2018).pdf
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  • Commercial Requirements.pdf
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  • Manufactured Home Built to HUD STANDARDS in a PARK (rev. 11.2017).pdf
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  • Manufactured Home Built to HUD STANDARDS on Private Property (rev. 04.2018).pdf
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  • Premanufactured State Approved Homes Permit Requirements.pdf
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  • Residential Accessory Building Requirements.pdf
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  • Residential Addition Requirements.pdf
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  • Residential Building Permit Requirements.pdf
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  • Residential Deck Requirements.pdf
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Building Structure Information9 documents

  • Emergency Escape & Rescure Window Wells.pdf
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  • General Requirements for Residential Decks.pdf
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  • Residential Deck Specifications (rev. 03.2015).pdf
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  • Residential Frame Built (Rev. 2021/02)
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  • Residential Garages & Accessory Structures.pdf
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  • Residential Pole Barn.pdf
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  • Residential Site Plan Corner Lot.pdf
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  • Residential Site Plan.pdf
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  • Storage Buildings (rev. 09.2014).pdf
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Forms11 documents

  • Address Request Application.pdf
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  • Administrative Variance.pdf
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  • Agricultural Building Code Exemption.pdf
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  • Application for Building and Zoning Clearance Permits (rev. 02.2021)
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  • Commercial Addendum (rev. 11.2017).pdf
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  • Contractor Registration Form (rev. 04.2018).pdf
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  • Demolition Application-Affidavit (rev. 04.2018).pdf
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  • Electric Permit Application (rev. 11.2019).pdf
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  • Mechanical Permit Application (rev. 01.2018).pdf
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  • Michigan Uniform Energy Code.pdf
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  • Plumbing Permit Application (rev. 01.2018).pdf
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Zoning Ordinance & Maps14 documents

  • Aetna Township.pdf
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  • Austin Township.pdf
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  • Chippewa Township.pdf
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  • Colfax Township.pdf
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  • Deerfield Township.pdf
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  • Fork Township.pdf
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  • Grant Township.pdf
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  • Green Township.pdf
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  • Hinton Township.pdf
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  • Martiny Township.pdf
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  • Mecosta County Zoning Ordinance.pdf
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  • Millbrook Township.pdf
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  • Sheridan Township.pdf
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  • Wheatland Township.pdf
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Mecosta County Master Plan11 documents

  • Map 1 - Existing Land Cover NW Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 2 - Existing Land Cover SW Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 3 - Existing Land Cover NE Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 4 - Existing Land Cover SE Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 5 - Transportation Circulation.pdf
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  • Map 6 - Future Land Use NW Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 7 - Future Land Use SW Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 8 - Future Land Use NE Quarter.pdf
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  • Map 9 - Future Land Use SE Quarter.pdf
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  • Mecosta County Master Plan As Approved.pdf
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  • Mecosta County Master Plan Index.pdf
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