Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Board of Appeals & Zoning Letters


For the most up-to-date information on Zoning Designations, Existing and Future Land Uses for individual properties, please click on the app below:




















Current Zoning Ordinance
(With all Amendments through September 20, 2016)

Current Zoning Map (Updated August 23, 2017)

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  June 27, 2018***  CANCELLED
February 7, 2018  July 11, 2018*
March 7, 2018  August 1, 2018
April 11, 2018 September 5, 2018
May 2, 2018   October 3, 2018
June 6, 2018  November 7, 2018
  December 5, 2018


* 2nd Wednesday of the Month
*** Special Meeting

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 Manager, with the address/parcel number, and any other pertinent information that is necessary.