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Planning & Economic Development

Phone : (734)-699-8913
Inspection Line: (734)-699-6564
Fax : (734)-699-8958


Director of Planning & Economic Development: Dan Power
Director of Public Services: Matthew Best
Executive Assistant: Elizabeth Renaud
Account Clerk: Tina Grishaber
Account Clerk: Tammy Dohring
Account Clerk: Deanna Murphy
Building/Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector: Judy Fields

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Online Assessment, Property Tax and Permit Data

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 submital.  To find out more information, view the Development Guide below, or call (734) 699-8913.

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View the 2019 Planning Commission Annual Report

Public Participation Plan
Base Master Plan
Development Guide
South Side Master Plan Full Document with Maps
South Side Master Plan without Maps
South Side Master Plan – Chapters Only
South Side Master Plan – Maps Only

Planning and Zoning
BZA Application
Future Land Use Map
Planning & Zoning Application
Temporary Land Use / Special Event Application
Official Zoning Map
Adopted Zoning Ordinance
VBT Master Plan Survey Results

Permits and Inspections
Building Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
Fence Authorization Form
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Shed Authorization Form
Shoreline Permits
Sign Permit Application

Building Fees 2020
Electrical Fees 2020
Mechanical Fees 2020
Planning Fees 2020
Plumbing Fees Schedule 2020

CDBG Information
Code of Ordinances
Contractor Tips
General Ordinances