Van Buren Township

Building, Planning & Economic Development

Inspection Line: (734)-699-6564
Fax : (734)-699-8958
covid-19 updates

Local businesses seeking to move shopping or dining outdoors, please apply today for a FREE Temporary Adaptive Outdoor Dining and Retail Application.

Regarding Planning and Economic Development Activities beginning May 7th, 2020 until further notice:

Since the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan and elsewhere, building, planning, and economic development functions are impacted by the need to mitigate public health risks. The majority of building, planning, and economic development activities can be completed remotely in coordination with the Building, Planning and Economic Development Department. The documents below contain information on how to proceed with your building, planning, and economic development needs:

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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