A permit is a license to legally start construction of a project at a commercial or residential property. Permits ensure code compliance and that your property is protected and its value is maintained. It also provides communication for understanding the codes and laws of the community. Permits ensure that minimum standards are met and the proper materials are used.
Please select the permit you require and fill out the necessary part. Save and print the application/permit. You can either mail or drop it off at the village office with payment. If you email it to the village office/zoning administrator the application/permit will be completed when fees are paid.
Permits are strictly for zoning purposes and are not building permits.
Building permits can be obtained through the Montcalm County Building Department.
For construction of residential and commercial buildings, decks, sheds, fences, signs and accessory buildings where a variance is not needed a zoning permit is required.
New construction of residential and commercial buildings, deck, sheds, above and below ground pools, new roof systems, must have a county building permit. Click below for the entire list:
For construction of residential and commercial buildings, decks, sheds, fences, signs and accessory buildings where a variance (a change in zoning for that particular building or property) is needed you must be first be granted a variance by the Zoning Board of Appeals. If you have also have any question on a variance you can request the Zoning Board of Appeals to offer an interpretation.
For a list of sign requirements please examine the sign ordinance below:
For a mobile home that will installed on a lot within the village and meets all zoning requirement a supplemental permit must be included.
If wish to divide a parcel of land you must first contact the village and complete and land division application. A survey of the property will need to completed and is an additional cost.