Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Board of Appeals & Zoning Letters

For information on Zoning Designations, Current and Future Land Uses for individual properties, please click on the image below:

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Current Zoning Ordinance

Sashabaw Road Overlay District Design Guidelines


Like the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a non-political five member body, plus one alternate, comprised of residents and other stakeholders.  One member of the ZBA is also a member of the Planning Commission.  The ZBA is responsible for hearing appeals on administrative decisions, requests for interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance, dimensional and other non-use variances, and use variances. 

All Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings will be held at the Independence Township Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month as indicated below:

January 3, 2018     July 11, 2018*
February 7, 2018     August 1, 2018 
March 7, 2018     September 5, 2018 
April 11, 2018    October 3, 2018  
May 2, 2018      November 7, 2018 
June 6, 2018     December 5, 2018


* 2nd Wednesday of the Month

The Township will provide Zoning Letters free upon request.  Turnaround time is typically 24-48 hours.  Please send an email request to Brian Oppmann, Planning & Zoning Administrator, with the address/parcel number, and any other pertinent information that is necessary.