Resources

  • 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.

  • How to set permit fees

    Published on May 31, 2016

    This bulletin is a discussion of the philosophy of what should be paid by fees and what should be covered by general fund moneys. It also presents work sheets for a municipality to establish zoning, land division and other permit fees.

  • How To Deal With Accumulated Junk Problems

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Trash, or junk left on the landscape is one of the major issues identified by local government officials in northern Michigan. It is also one of the easier problems to solve.

  • Historic Preservation Easements

    Published on May 31, 2016

    What is a Historic Preservation Easement? Why Use Easements for Historic Preservation? What Defines a Historic Resource’s Eligibility for a Preservation Easement? What are the Tax Benefits associated with Historic Preservation Easements?

  • Form Based Codes and Michigan Zoning Enabling Acts

    Published on May 31, 2016

    With neo-traditional development, and development attempting to follow traditional patterns, a new type of zoning is starting to catch on in Michigan: Form-Based Code, or Form-Based Zoning.

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