COLDWATER TOWNSHIP - 319 Sprague Road, Coldwater, MI 49036 Phone:(517) 279-9388 Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Zoning Ordinance

  Coldwater Township Zoning Ordinance 10-2-17

Effective May 16, 2016 (Amended through October 2, 2017)

   NOTE:  You can search for specific items within the ordinance                                    by using Control F while the document is open.


Zoning is the appropriate use of one’s land. There are different types of zoning districts here in Coldwater Township; Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Agriculture. This tool is used by our local government to decide what can and can’t be the appropriate use of a person or companies land.

MAP – Current Zoning Boundaries

MAP – Future Land Use

Coldwater Township is a Zoned Community.  If you are planning to remodel any structure, build an addition, or are planning any new construction, including adding/replacing fences or storage buildings, you must contact the Township Zoning Administrator Robert Hawley at 517-279-9388 Ext.5 before you start.  NOTE: after-the-fact zoning permits will cost triple the amount.


To APPLY for a zoning permit, you need to complete the following forms.  You can get hard copies at the office or simply download them below.

Zoning Permit Application - fillable (click “enable editing” on top of page)

Zoning Permit Application - PDF

Site Plan

Zoning Fees


ZONING VIOLATIONS: Property owners need to keep all their lots mowed, free of disabled vehicles, and discarded materials.  A property owner could receive a civil infraction citation if found to be in violation of any of the Township Ordinances.