Planning & Zoning Administration

Planning & Zoning Administration

2020 Master Plan Update

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The Hamburg Township 2020 Master Plan Update is in full swing and throughout the summer Township Staff and the Township Master Plan Steering Committee will be holding events to get the word out and to solicit public input. The Township would like your opinion and ideas when creating the new Master Plan Document. Please take a moment to fill out the Public Outreach survey and do your part in guiding the future of Hamburg Township.  To take the survey or to comment on any portion of the Master Plan process please go to our official 2020 Master Plan Update website here:

---  IT'S AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL!!!  ---  Please join us!

August 22, 2018 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hamburg Township Hall
10405 Merrill Rd. Hamburg, MI

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Join the the 20|20 Master Plan Steering Committee and the Hamburg Township Planning Department for an Ice Cream Social and Public Outreach Open House for one last opportunity to have your voice heard in the creation of the document that will guide the development of Township for the next 10 to 20 years.

The event will start with a brief overview of the Township Master Plan update process. Then, we will proceed into two activities to help us get a better idea of what our Township affiliates would like to see and where based on maps of the Township as a whole and Hamburg Village Center. Ice cream will be provided. 

 Anyone is welcome to attend, including, but not limited to:

- Citizens of the Township 
- Government Officials
     Township Board Members 
     Planning Commission Members 
     Zoning Board of Appeals Members 
     Parks and Rec Commission Members
- Business Owners
- People that work, shop or play in the Township 
     People in the Schools 
     People that use the parks or lakes 
     People that shop at the businesses

June 19, 2018 - Hamburg Township would like to thank H.E.R.O for another successful Hamburg Family Fun Fest and for allowing us the opportunity to have a booth at this event for our 20|20 Master Plan Update!

Visit the Hamburg Township 20|20 Master Plan Webpage and filling out our community survey. Or by stopping by the Hamburg Township offices for a hard copy of the community survey to fill out and submit. We are excited to hear from you on what you want Hamburg Township to be.  

Please go to our official 2020 Master Plan Update website for more details here:

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star  Current New Project Updates

November 2017  - The Hamburg Township Board of Trustees approved changes to the township zoning ordinance in how the ordinance regulates expansion or improvements to nonconforming structures. 

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 Ordinance Enforcement Officer is Genal Pratt,  (Office hours vary day to day).
Ordinance Enforcement Officer is only available 2-3 days per week, this position is also responsible for completing daily permit and violation inspections.

Updated August 14, 2018