Van Buren Township

Building, Planning & Economic Development

Inspection Line: (734)-699-6564
Fax : (734)-699-8958
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  • Director of Planning & Economic Development: Dan Power
  • Director of Public Services: Larry Luckett
  • Executive Assistant: Tammy Dohring
  • Account Clerk: Tina Grishaber
  • Account Clerk: Deanna Murphy
  • Building/Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector: Judy Fields
  • Electrical inspections: The Township’s electrical permitting and inspection services are provided by using two electrical inspectors.
To be notified in advance of all Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings, contact the Planning and Economic Development Department at (734) 699-8913 or

Pre-application Meetings

Prospective developers may request an optional meeting with staff to discuss the application requirements and process prior to submittal.  To find out more information, view the Development Guide below, or call (734) 699-8913.

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