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Sample #1E: Bylaws for a Planning Commission


March 12, 2021 - Author: Kurt Schindler and ,

This publication is a presentation of one sample of bylaws for adoption by a Planning Commission in Michigan. This sample is based on Michigan Public Act 33 of 2008, as amended, (being the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, M.C.L. 125.3801 et. seq.), and recommendations of the author and reviewers of this pamphlet.

The Michigan Planning Enabling Act is a new statute that changes how various planning procedures are done and provides new duties and power to many planning commissions in the state. The purpose of this act was to create a single set of procedures to follow regardless of whether planning is being done by a city, village, township, or by a county. After September 1, 2008 (the effective date of the act) only the procedures in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act should be used, as the act replaces the following statutes:

  • P.A. 285 of 1931, as amended, (being the Municipal Planning Act, M.C.L. 125.31 et seq.)
  • P.A. 282 of 1945, as amended, (being the County Planning Act, M.C.L. 125.101 et seq.)
  • P.A. 168 of 1959, as amended, (being the Township Planning Act, M.C.L. 125.321 et seq.)


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