Welcome To The Planning And Zoning Department



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The Planning & Zoning Department oversees land use development within Hamburg Township and is responsible for administering the Zoning Ordinance and implementing the Township Master Plan. The Planning & Zoning Department serves as staff to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, and manages the following: Review of all Land Use Permits and development proposals; Zoning Ordinance provisions; Variance requests; Land divisions, lot splits, and boundary adjustments; Code enforcement; Special use permits and site plan applications; Floodplain Administration (NFIP/CRS community). 

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     Zoning Ordinance

     General Ordinance


     Master Plans

Boards and Commissions:
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 Ext. 230 for further assistance.

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Planning and zoning staff may be contacted by phone at (810) 231-1000, ext. 230 or by email:

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

You may mail Land Use Permit Applications to the following address (via USPS):
Hamburg Township 
Attn: Zoning Department
P.O. Box 157 
Hamburg, Michigan 48139

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