If the property is located in a township under Isabella County’s zoning jurisdiction the Isabella County Community Development Office issues the zoning permit. This office is located on the first floor of the Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Room 105, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.
Zoning permits are needed for:
Procedures can vary depending on each circumstance. Contact the Isabella County Zoning Administrator by phone at (989) 317-4067 or at the Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Room 105, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.
Zoning permits are not required for residential accessory buildings under 200 square feet. However you are required to still maintain the district front setback requirements as well as allow for 5 feet from any rear or side yards.
Setbacks are the distance a structure is required to be from the property lines. Setbacks vary depending on Zoning District. Contact the Zoning Administrator for individual property requirements.
Sometimes due to the nature of the construction or the layout of a piece of land you may not be able to meet the required district setbacks. You would then need to apply for a Variance. Variance cases are heard by the Isabella County Zoning Board of Appeals. Contact the Zoning Administrator for application procedures.
Please see our zoning maps.
The Isabella County Zoning Ordinance does not prohibit single wide manufactured homes. However, the zoning ordinance does have minimum dwelling width requirements for each zoning district. Manufactured homes built prior to 1976 are not permitted. You must submit a title for the home to guarantee its age.
To report a violation, you can contact the Community Development Department and request a complaint form. Our forms are also available online. You must provide the owners name, address and the nature of the complaint. These complaint forms can remain anonymous.
|Home Occupation Permit||$50.00|
|Administrative Site Plan Review||$50.00|
|Planning Commission Site Plan Review||$100.00|
|Special Use Permits||$150.00|
|Zoning Appeals Request||$150.00|
|Zoning Ordinance with maps||$20.00|