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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 Kim Reiss.  Kim is available at the Richland Township Administration Office every Thursday from 9 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

Special Use Permit                                         $225.00
Site Plan Review                                              $300.00
Amendment of Zoning Ordinance        $300.00    (includes rezonings)
Zoning Board of Appeals Action            $300.00
Land Division                                                     $ 50.00  (per split)
Special Meeting Fee                                       $400.00 

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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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Applications8 documents

  • Application zoning permit
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  • Special use permit application
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  • Land division application
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  • Zoning board of appeals application
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  • Rezoning application
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  • Saginaw county road commission driveway application
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  • Zoning map
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  • Site plan 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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