Resources

  • Organization and Codification of a Zoning Ordinance

    Published on May 31, 2016

    There is logic to the way a zoning ordinance is organized. This bulletin presents one example of how to codify a zoning ordinance. The example presents a system that might be used for all zoning ordinances in a county.

  • 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 Zoning Enabling Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act is the enabling statute for creation of a zoning ordinance for counties, townships, cities and villages. It took effect July 1, 2006 and replaces the County Zoning Act, Township Zoning Act, and City and Village Zoning Act.

  • 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.

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