Planning & Zoning Administration

Planning & Zoning Administration

Follow this link to get to Township requirements page!
Your first step is to get a Land Use Permit at the Township.

Click  here  for  the  LAND  USE  PERMIT  and  processes  and  other  forms.

Zoning Ordinance

General Ordinances

Hamburg Township does not accept credit or debit cards.  Fees for land use permits may be paid by cash or check only (made payable to Hamburg Township).

 2020 Master Plan Update

The Hamburg Township 2020 Master Plan Update has begun. Township Staff and the Township Master Plan Steering Committee have held various events to get the word out and to solicit the need for public input. To view the current 2011 Master Plan or learn about the Master Plan process please go to our official 20|20 Master Plan Update website here: Or stop by the Hamburg Township offices to learn about the Master Plan. 

The 20|20 Master Plan Steering Committee and the Hamburg Township Planning Department held a meeting Oct. 3rd to review input received through the public participation process, including the public survey results, and develop a work plan for the creation of the draft mater plan update. See documents here.

Survey Results Here

star  Current New Project Updates

Proposed Senior Housing Development Project (Hampton Manor at Hamburg):

PC Phase 1 Final CPUD site Plan Public Meeting on April 8, 2019: Packet Here

TB Preliminary CPUD Site Plan Public Meeting on March 5, 2019: Packet Here, meeting minutes and unanimous vote to approval Here 

PC Preliminary CPUD Site Plan Public Hearing on Feb 28, 2019: Packet Here, meeting minutes and unanimous vote to recommend approval to the Township Board 

February, 2019
The Hamburg Township Zoning Ordinance is undergoing the codification process to include all zoning text amendments adopted since May, 2009 into the zoning ordinance.  The DRAFT codified document may be found here.  A public hearing will be held on February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Planning Commission. 

The current Zoning Ordinance and individual text amendments may be found here.

February 27, 2019
Special Joint Meeting - Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, & Parks & Recreation
2018 Annual Report from the Planning & Zoning Department - click here.
The entire agenda packet for this meeting - click here

Floodplain Information

A large portion of the Township is comprised of 100-year floodplain. The majority of which is adjacent to the Huron River and the Chain of Lakes. Various floods from these water bodies and river have hit Hamburg Township in recent memory. Information on whether your property is in the 100-year floodplain can be obtained by coming into the Township Offices and have the Zoning Administrator assist you. Maps are available to look at as well as other flood related information. The Township also has Elevation Certificates for new development available back to 1986. All development within the 100-year floodplain (not just construction of buildings, but filling, excavation, fences etc.) is required to obtain a Township Land Use Permit. Applications must be made prior to doing any work in a floodplain area. Please contact the Township Zoning Administrator to receive all the information you will need in order to properly develop in the floodplain. You may report any illegal development activities to the above number as well. Contact the Township offices at (810) 231-1000 for further assistance.

Watch this short video to get an idea about how important it is to understand the impacts of development within the 100-year floodplain:  Floodplain Demo - By: City of Broken Arrow, OK - Jeff Bigby .

The Hamburg Township Planning & Zoning Administration is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the township's Zoning Ordinances.

The Hamburg Township Planning and Zoning Administration processes applications for Site Plans, Zoning Board of Appeals, Land Divisions/Lot Splits, Addresses and Land Use Permits. We also provide information regarding flood plains.

If you have any questions for the Planning and Zoning Department please feel free to e-mail the Planning and Zoning Coordinator, Brittany Stein at and we will respond to your questions during regular business hours. If you would like you can also call and leave a message at 1-810-231-1000  EXT. 230  or you may visit our township office.

Office Hours:

  • Monday:          8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday:         8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday:    8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Thursday:        8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday:             8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
The Planning & Zoning Administrator is Amy Steffens, AICP,  (Office hours vary day to day).
Planning and Zoning Administrator available by appointments only 2-3 days per week. 

The Zoning Coordinator is Brittany Stein,  (Office hours: Daily 8a-5p). 
Zoning Coordinator available for any questions, plan submittals and plan pickup.

The Code Enforcement Officer is  Ted Michowski, (Office hours vary day to day). 
The Code Enforcement Officer is often out completing inspections within the Township during office hours. 

Updated December 12, 2019