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Land Division Ordinance

Land Division Ordinance: (Effective July 1, 2012) The purpose of this ordinance is to carry out the provisions of the Land Division Act, Public Act 288 of 1967, as amended, (MCL 560.101, et seq.), formerly known as the Subdivision Control Act), to prevent the creation of parcels of property which do not comply with applicable ordinances and said Act, to minimize potential boundary disputes, to maintain orderly development of the community, and otherwise provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents and property owners of the Township by establishing reasonable standards for prior review and approval of land divisions within the Township. An applicant shall file the land division application with the Township Assessor or other official designated by the Township Board for review and approval of a proposed land division before making any division either by deed, land contract, lease for more than one year, or for building development. Fee of $100.00 is required for compensation of costs for reviewing the application, administration of this Ordinance and the Land Division Act, and future assessment fees associated with the new parcel. No permit or certificate shall be issued unless such fees have been paid in full.

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