Building & Zoning

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 Committe 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 2, 2020

December 2, 2019

November 1, 2019

December 18, 2019

February 6, 2020

January 6, 2020

December 6, 2018

January 22, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 5, 2020

January 3, 2018

February 19, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

January 31, 2020

March 18, 2020

May 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

March 6, 2020

April 22, 2020

June 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

April 3, 2020

May 20, 2020

July 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

May 1, 2020

June 17, 2020

August 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

June 5, 2020

July 22, 2020

September 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

August 19, 2020

October 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

July 31, 2020

September 16, 2020

November 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

September 4, 2020

October 21, 2020

December 3, 2020

November 3, 2020

October 2, 2020

November 18, 2020

January 7, 2021

December 7, 2020

November 6, 2020

December 23, 2020

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 6, 2020

December 6, 2019

December 20, 2019

February 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

January 17, 2020

March 2, 2020

February 2, 2020

February 14, 2020

April 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 20, 2020

May 4, 2020

April 4, 2020

April 17, 2020

June 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

May 15, 2020

July 6, 2020

June 6, 2020

June 19, 2020

August 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

July 17, 2020

September 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

August 21, 2020

October 5, 2020

September 5, 2020

September 18, 2020

November 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

October 16, 2020

December 7, 2020

November 7, 2020

November 20, 2020

January 4, 2021

December 4, 2020

December 18, 2020

Dates and times are subject to change.

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For Your Knowledge2 documents

  • Building & Zoning Facts (rev. 06/2016)
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  • Fee Schedule effective December 1, 2017
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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.pdf
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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. 04.2018).pdf
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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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