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.

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

Planning Commission and Zoning Board 2023 Calendars
Dates and times are subject to change.

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For Your Knowledge2 documents

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    document _recordid 438
  • Fee Schedule effective December 1, 2017
    document _recordid 91

Permit Requirements9 documents

  • Residential Deck Requirements.pdf
    document _recordid 101
  • Residential Building Permit Requirements.pdf
    document _recordid 100
  • Residential Addition Requirements.pdf
    document _recordid 99
  • Residential Accessory Building Requirements.pdf
    document _recordid 98
  • Premanufactured State Approved Homes Permit Requirements.pdf
    document _recordid 97
  • Manufactured Home Built to HUD STANDARDS on Private Property (rev. 04.2018).pdf
    document _recordid 96
  • Manufactured Home Built to HUD STANDARDS in a PARK (rev. 11.2017).pdf
    document _recordid 95
  • Commercial Requirements.pdf
    document _recordid 94
  • Building Permit Information (6-1-2023)
    document _recordid 93

Building Structure Information9 documents

  • Storage Buildings (rev. 09.2014).pdf
    document _recordid 111
  • Residential Site Plan.pdf
    document _recordid 110
  • Residential Site Plan Corner Lot.pdf
    document _recordid 109
  • Residential Pole Barn.pdf
    document _recordid 108
  • Residential Garages & Accessory Structures.pdf
    document _recordid 107
  • Residential Frame Built (Rev. 2021/02)
    document _recordid 106
  • Residential Deck Specifications (rev. 03.2015).pdf
    document _recordid 105
  • General Requirements for Residential Decks.pdf
    document _recordid 104
  • Emergency Escape & Rescure Window Wells.pdf
    document _recordid 103

Forms11 documents

  • Plumbing Permit Application (rev. 01.2018).pdf
    document _recordid 125
  • Michigan Uniform Energy Code.pdf
    document _recordid 124
  • Mechanical Permit Application (rev. 01.2018).pdf
    document _recordid 123
  • Electric Permit Application (rev. 11.2019).pdf
    document _recordid 122
  • Demolition Application-Affidavit (rev. 04.2018).pdf
    document _recordid 121
  • Contractor Registration Form (rev. 04.2018).pdf
    document _recordid 120
  • Commercial Addendum (rev. 11.2017).pdf
    document _recordid 119
  • Application for Building and Zoning Clearance Permits (rev. 02.2021)
    document _recordid 118
  • Agricultural Building Code Exemption.pdf
    document _recordid 117
  • Administrative Variance.pdf
    document _recordid 116
  • Address Request Application.pdf
    document _recordid 113

Zoning Ordinance & Maps14 documents

  • Mecosta County Zoning Ordinance - Rev. 2021-07-15
    document _recordid 690
  • Wheatland Township.pdf
    document _recordid 140
  • Sheridan Township.pdf
    document _recordid 139
  • Millbrook Township.pdf
    document _recordid 138
  • Martiny Township.pdf
    document _recordid 136
  • Hinton Township.pdf
    document _recordid 135
  • Green Township.pdf
    document _recordid 134
  • Grant Township.pdf
    document _recordid 133
  • Fork Township.pdf
    document _recordid 132
  • Deerfield Township.pdf
    document _recordid 131
  • Colfax Township.pdf
    document _recordid 129
  • Chippewa Township.pdf
    document _recordid 128
  • Austin Township.pdf
    document _recordid 127
  • Aetna Township.pdf
    document _recordid 126

Mecosta County Master Plan11 documents

  • Mecosta County Master Plan Index.pdf
    document _recordid 151
  • Mecosta County Master Plan As Approved.pdf
    document _recordid 150
  • Map 9 - Future Land Use SE Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 149
  • Map 8 - Future Land Use NE Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 148
  • Map 7 - Future Land Use SW Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 147
  • Map 6 - Future Land Use NW Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 146
  • Map 5 - Transportation Circulation.pdf
    document _recordid 145
  • Map 4 - Existing Land Cover SE Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 144
  • Map 3 - Existing Land Cover NE Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 143
  • Map 2 - Existing Land Cover SW Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 142
  • Map 1 - Existing Land Cover NW Quarter.pdf
    document _recordid 141

Meeting Agendas10 documents

2022No documents

Planning Commission Agendas6 documents

  • Public Notice PC March 2023
    document _recordid 892
  • 2022-11-03 Planning Commission Public Hearing
    document _recordid 824
  • 2022-10-06 Planning Commission Agenda
    document _recordid 809
  • 2022-09-01 Planning Commission Agenda
    document _recordid 798
  • Public Notice PC August 2022
    document _recordid 778
  • 2022-04-07 Agenda
    document _recordid 739

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda4 documents

  • Public Notice ZBA February 2023
    document _recordid 891
  • 2023-01-09 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
    document _recordid 860
  • 2022-09-12 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
    document _recordid 799
  • Public Notice ZBA August 2022
    document _recordid 780

Meeting Minutes6 documents

  • 2022-09-01 Minutes
    document _recordid 810

Planning Commission Minutes4 documents

  • 2022-12-01 Planning Commission Minutes
    document _recordid 862
  • 2022-10-06 Planning Commission Minutes
    document _recordid 822
  • 2022-08-04 Minutes
    document _recordid 803
  • 2022-03-03 Minutes
    document _recordid 741

Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes1 document

  • 2022-08-01 Minutes
    document _recordid 804