Pursuant to the Township Rural Zoning Act, P.A. 184 of 1943, the Wheatland Township Zoning Ordinance regulating the development and use of land has been adopted [in 1999] by the Wheatland Township Board of Trustees.
The Ordinance and its Articles may be viewed (and printed) below. A copy of the ordinance, containing roughly 90 pages including a fold-out map, may be inspected or purchased by contacting the Wheatland Township Clerk at (517) 547-7776.
A summary of the ordinance is as follows:
The zoning ordinance contains seventeen (17) articles that establish land use regulation by district.
There are six (6) zoning districts established
RA-Low Density Residential,
RB-Medium Density Residential,
HS-Highway Service Commercial and
Within each zoning district is a statement of purpose, a list of permitted uses (by right), a list of conditional uses (which may require additional regulation) and site development regulations (which establish minimum lot, width, coverage and setback requirements).
The zoning ordinance also establishes the creation of a Zoning Administrator position and the creation of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The procedures for administering the ordinance, amending the ordinance and granting variances from the ordinance are included within the text.
Initial requests for rezoning, conditional use permits and/or for review of site plans shall be submitted to the Wheatland Township Planning Commission. A Schedule of Fees has been established by the Wheatland Township Board of Trustees related to these requests. Applications are available by contacting the Township Clerk.
The Wheatland Township Ordinance Articles below are viewable as "PDF" files which can be read - but not changed - by the viewer.
To view PDFs, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download is available on the Adobe website.