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Planning & Zoning

Planning Department

Welcome to Richland Township on behalf of the Township Board and the Planning Commission.  We are providing the following information to assist you in understanding Richland Township's involvement in your development project.  We realize that you may have many questions regarding local costs and regulations.  Please contact the Township Office if there is any further information that we can provide for you.

The Richland Township Zoning Administrator is Scott Crofoot.  Scott is available at the Richland Township Administration Office Tuesday's 8 a.m to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.

The basic function of the Planning Commission is to make and adopt a plan for the township's land use development.  The Planning Commission is required to review any plats, subdivisions, site plans, or special use permits.

The Richland Township Planning Commission meet on the first Wednesday of the month, 7:00 P.M., at the Richland Township Administration Office, 1180 North Hemlock Road, unless otherwise posted.

Schedule Of Fees

Administrative site plan review                $350.00
Special Use Permit                                            $400.00
Site Plan Review                                                 $350.00, plus additional cost incurred
Site condominium projects                          $400.00, plus $150 for required public notices
Preliminary plat review                                  $500.00, plus $150 for required public notices
Final preliminary plat review                      $400.00
Final plat review                                                 $300.00
Structural Reviews                                            Cost of services   
Amendment of Zoning Ordinance           $350.00  (includes Re-Zonings)
Zoning Board of Appeals Appl.                  $350.00
Agricultural Zoning Permit App.               $100.00
Land Division  & Boundary Adj.                 $   50.00  (per split)
Special Meeting Fee                                         $500.00 
Zoning Compliance Permit                          $   15.00
Sign Permit - Temporary                                $   30.00
Sign Permit - Permanent                                $   80.00  (base fee)

Architectural/Engineering Review - Review conducted by the Township's Planning Consultant.
The review fee will be the actual cost of the review and passed onto the developer directly.
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Zoning Ordinance & Master Plan2 documents

  • Richland Twp Master Plan Final Draft 2-22-22 .pdf
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  • Official Zoning Ordinance with amendments 2022Jun08.pdf
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Applications12 documents

  • Application zoning permit
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  • Saginaw county road commission driveway application
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  • Zoning map
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  • Agricultural Zoning Permit
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  • Special Use Permit Application
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  • Zoning Board of Appeals Application
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  • Site Plan Review Application
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  • Temporary / Portable Sign Permit
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  • Sign Permit Application
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  • Rezoning Application
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  • Land Division Application
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  • Peddlers & Solicitors Application
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Audio3 documents

  • Audio from 4-7-21 Planning Comm. Meeting
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  • Audio From 5-5-21 Planning Comm. Meeting
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  • Audio from 6-2-21 Planning Commission
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Planning Commission Minutes 20241 document

  • April 3, 2024
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    Planning Commission Minutes

Planning Commission Agenda's 20242 documents

  • May 13, 2024
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    Special Meeting Agenda
  • April 3, 2024
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Planning Commission Minutes 20237 documents

  • Planning Commission Minutes 10-4-2023.pdf
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  • Planning Commission Minutes September 6, 2023
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  • Planning Commission Minutes July 12, 2023
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  • Planning Commission Minutes June 7, 2023
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  • Planning Commission Minutes April 5, 2023
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  • Planning Commission Minutes February 1, 2023
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  • Planning Commission Minutes January 4, 2023
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Planning Commission Agenda's 2023No documents