The primary job of the Norvell Township Zoning Administrator / Enforcement Officer is to review building site plans and measure and photograph building sites to ensure building projects are the required distance (setback) from property lines. The Enforcement Officer also patrols the township for violations of Township ordinances.
In some instances, where a building permit is not required, a Zoning Compliance Form must be filled out. A compliance form is for small sheds or small projects which do not require an actual building permit because no footing or foundation is needed.
A compliance form is needed to check the setback distances. I also enforce the junk ordinance, inoperable unlicensed vehicles, and dilapidated buildings ordinance.
Please call the Zoning Administrator at (517) 536-4370 Ext. 2 if you have questions regarding the flood plain or how to obtain an elevation certificate for your property.
The purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is to hear and decide appeals and to authorize variances from the strict application of the zoning ordinances.
The ZBA is composed of five members of the public, including one member of the Township Board and one member of the Planning Commission. ZBA members serve three-year terms except for the Township Board member who serves for the duration of their term in office.
The ZBA meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of the months of January, March, June, and September.