Monday, June 8, 2020: Our office is open to the public. We encourange everyone to call ahead prior to coming in as many services and questions may be provided through our website, over the phone, or by email.
In keeping with State Executive Orders, County Health Department guidelines, CDC recommendations, the WHO, and any other authority higher than us:
- Please wear a mask
- Please keep reasonable distance from other guests
- Please sanitize often
- Stay home if you are feeling ill
- Feel free to take your temperature, and if you have a fever, please turn around, walk out and give us a call at 810-231-1000
- PLEASE KNOW THAT MOST SERVICES CAN BE PERFORMED ONLINE OR BY EMAIL.
- PLEASE CALL 810-231-1000 WITH ANY QUESTIONS. (Extension 230 for Planning & Zoning)
ALWAYS START AT HAMBURG TOWNSHIP!
If you go to Livingston County Building Department first, they will send you back to Hamburg Township Zoning Administration.
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).
Forms And Applications
- Land Use Permit Form
- Land Use Permit Checklist
- Land Use Permit Informational Packet
- Address Assignment or Change Form
- Code Compliance Request Form
- Home Occupation Acknowledgement Form
- Special Use Permit Application
- Variance or ZBA Interpretation Application Packet
- Demolition Policies and Procedures
- Land Combinations/Divisions/Boundary Adjustments Form
- Site Plan Approval Application
- Request Fire Marshal Inspection
- Accessory Buildings and Structures Handout
- Balcony, Deck, Elevated Deck, Patio and Porch (Yard Encroachments) Handout
- Fences, Walls and Screens Handout
- Land Use Packet - Accessory Dwelling
- Land Use Packet - Class A - Nonconforming
- Livingston County Road Commission Private Road Signage Requirements
- Permit Guide Book for County Services
Local Surveyors List (updated 2020)
Lot Coverage Calculator
Height Calculator for Accessory Structures
Well & Septic Records (Livingston County Health Department)
Interested in a whole house generator? Here is what you need to know:
- A land use permit is required to install a generator. The land use permit application is available here.
- Zoning Ordinance Section 8.18.10. outlines the requirements for ground mounted mechanical equipment, such as generators and air conditioners:
- Mechanical equipment may project into any required yard a maximum of four feet provided:
- The regulations of Section 9.5. of the Zoning Ordinance and General Ordinance 94-A shall be met; and
- The said mechanical equipment shall be located closer to the subject building than buildings on surrounding properties; and
- The said mechanical equipment shall be sufficiently screened from offsite views by either a vegetated screen or visual screen, as deemed appropriate by the Zoning Administrator.
Land Use Permit required for the following:
- The excavation, alteration or filling of land.
- The new use or change in use of land or an existing building.
- Window, Door, Siding, Roof, and Gutter work require a $15 Land Use Permit Waiver.
- A Land Use Permit Application Form with contact information filled out including: Proof of Ownership and Tax Identification Number.
- Three(3) copies of a site plan of your property showing the location of all existing structures, septic tank and fields, well, grinder pump, sewer lines, easements, alleys, roads and water. It is also necessary to note the dimensions of structures from property lines and in between structures. Note: We rely on property owners in providing us with where their property lines are located. If you do not know exactly where your property lines are please considered obtaining a boundary survey including location of structures on the lot. Here is a list of area surveyors.
- Three(3) copies of construction plans: For each project plans must contain front, side and rear elevations, floor plan, foundation plan, window and door placement, cross sections as required by code, electrical, plumbing and heating/air-conditioning detailing. For re-roofing, plumbing or electrical, a description of work and list of materials is usually sufficient.
- Notarized letter of permission from homeowner or copy of signed contract between contractor and the homeowner.
- The Zoning Administrator may, at their discretion, require further documentation if deemed necessary. -Such as the following: If you are in a designated floodplain area or on the Huron River, you will/may be required to submit a copy of your MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) permit, and/or an Elevation Certificate (either view on online or we have printed copies of the blank form available in the office) that reflect the elevations on your construction plans. You will also need to provide a completed Elevation Certificate at final construction.
- Lot corners/sides must be clearly staked/marked.
- Lot lines must be marked with string for accurate lot line identification (when applicable).
- Project corners must be clearly staked and the building perimeter footprint marked with string.
- Lot must be clearly identified with a sign (i.e. “Lot 49” or “Smith’s Lot”). If an address is issued, address must be visible from the road.
- If your project is not clearly identifiable, Land Use Permit approval can be delayed and a $25 re-inspection fee maybe charged.
After you have taken care of any outstanding compliance items, you should call us and request a re-inspection. After the inspector approves it, your bond moneywill be returned to you. NOTE: A reinspection fee of $25.00 will be added to the cost of the bond, and must be paid by separate check. - Thank you.
Updated: March 05, 2020