Zoning Ordinance

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.

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) (PDF)

Plot 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.


Effective May 16, 2016 (Amended through September 23, 2016)

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