Resources

  • Open Meetings Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Open Meeting act applies to planning commissions, zoning boards, zoning boards of appeals, and virtually all deliberations and voting at those meetings.

  • Michigan Planning Enabling Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Michigan Planning Enabling Act is the enabling statute for creation of a planning commission, and local government adoption of plans, master plans, and so on.

  • Michigan local government: new economy preparation checklist

    Published on May 31, 2016

    A "to do" list for local government, reviewing possible amendments/changes to the Master Plan, zoning ordinance and other local government practices and policies to get starting on preparing for the New Economy in Michigan.

  • Land Division Review Work Sheet

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Sample land division review work sheet for use by the official responsible for approving or rejecting proposed land divisions. Please make sure your copy is dated on or after January 24, 2018.

  • Land Division Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Land Division Act is the Michigan statute for dividing property (exempt divisions, divisions, bonus divisions, re-divisions, subdivisions), establishing local government review and approval of splitting a parcel of land, etc.

  • Joint Municipal Planning Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Joint Municipal Planning Act, adopted in December, 2003, allows a city(ies), village(s), and township(s) to join together to have one Planning Commission and zoning ordinance. This version includes 2004 and 2008 amendments.

  • How to take Minutes For Administrative Decisions

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Taking minutes for the county board, city council or township board is one task. But the job of taking minutes for an administrative body (like a planning commission, zoning board, appeals board) is very different.

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Freedom of Information Act applies to nearly all records of a planning/zoning department, planning commissions, zoning boards and zoning boards of appeals. Includes 2018 amendments.

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