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Frequently Asked Questions - Lawroom (Ordinances And Plans)

In the Law Room, you will be able to search and view Hamburg Township's ordinances and plans online.

Click on the links above to access the ordinances and plans. Access is free, and you may save copies of files on your computer at no charge.

 For paper copies of documents or maps, or electronic versions of the documents on discs, please contact the Hamburg Township Clerk's office.

Ordinance and plan files are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Click on the icon to download the latest version of the reader software.

NOTE: The ordinance files are rather large files, many with color maps and tables, which may take 30 to 60 seconds to load depending upon your computer's processing capabilities and your type of internet connection. Please be patient. Thank you.


Hamburg Township was organized as a township in 1837. We are a "general law" township as defined under Michigan law. Hamburg is a "zoned" community. Zoning was first enacted in 1968.  Hamburg Township participates in the National Flood Insurance Program and is a Community Rating Service Class 8 community. Many areas of the township are served by sewer service, and some are served by water service.  The Township supports its own fire and police departments. Hamburg's fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th. In the 2000 Census, Hamburg had 20,627 people. In the 2010 Census, Hamburg had 21,165 people. 


Q.  Can I get paper copies of ordinances and plans?

A.  Yes. They are available for a fee (view Fee Schedule).  Contact Jim Nielson, Township Clerk to place an order at 810-231-1000 Ext. 206  or via e-mail at

Q.  I would like printed copies of GIS maps/zoning maps/sewer maps/street maps of the Township.  How do I get them?

A.  Click here to visit Mapping for printed map copy orders.


Q.  I have a neighbor who is inviolation of one ofthe zoning ordinances.  Who do I call to get help about enforcing zoning ordinances?

A.  Contact the Planning and Zoning Administration:

  • Scott Pacheco - Planning & Zoning Adminisrator - E-mail:, or phone: 810-231-1000 Ext. 221 - or via fax at 810-231-4295.
  • Tim Chalk- Zoning Enforcement Officer- E-mail:, or phone 810-231-1000 Ext. 220, or via fax at 810-231-4295.


Q.  I have Burning Ordinance Questions.  How to I contact the Fire Department?

A.  Contact the Fire Department non-emergency phone number:734-878-9513.