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Annual Township Budgets5 documents

  • 2014 Adopted Budget
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  • 2015 Adopted Budget
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  • 2016 Adopted Budget
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  • 2017 Adopted Budget
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  • 2018 Adopted Budget
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Assessing15 documents

  • Address Change Form
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  • Application for Exemption of Real and/or Personal Property
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  • Board of Review Appeal Form
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  • Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (
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  • Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit Form
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  • Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
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  • Permit to Close a Business
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  • 2018 Personal Property Statement
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  • 2018 Personal Property 5076 Exemption Form
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  • 2018 Property Questionnaire
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  • Poverty Exemption Application
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  • Property Transfer Affidavit
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  • Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption
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  • Request to Rescind Supportive Housing Exemption
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  • Supportive Housing Exemption Affidavit
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Building Department22 documents

  • Special Inspection Log
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  • Minimum Qualifications for Special Inspectors
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  • Statement of Special Inspections
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  • Special Inspection & Testing Agreement
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  • Special Inspection Program Guide
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  • Swimming Pool Permit Information, Requirements and Applications
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  • Sign Requirements
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  • Registration of Licenses - Mobile Home/Sign/Fire
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  • Registration of Licenses - Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing
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  • Roofing Permit Application
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  • Mechanical Permit Application
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  • Plumbing Permit Application
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  • Electrical Permit Application
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  • Demolition Permit Requirements and Application
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  • Deck Requirements
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  • Building Requirements - New Residential Packet
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  • Building Permit Application
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  • Accessory Buildings
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Building Department Requirements and Codes4 documents

  • Building Department Codes
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  • Building Requirements - New Residential Packet
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  • Demolition Permit Requirements and Application
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  • Pool Ordinance
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Clerk's Office3 documents

  • Michigan Absentee Voter Application
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  • Michigan Voter Registration Application
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  • Michigan Driver License/Personal Identification Card Address Change Form
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Community Room Rental2 documents

  • Community Room Application
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  • Community Room use Rules and Regulations
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Fire Department2 documents

  • Burning Ordinance
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  • Alarm Ordinance
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FOIA - Freedom of Information Act Documents6 documents

  • Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
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  • FOIA Policy
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  • FOIA Request Details Cost Itemization (For Gaines Charter Township Staff use only)
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  • FOIA Request for Public Records
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  • FOIA Appeal Form - To Appeal a Denial of Records
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  • FOIA Appeal Form - To Appeal Excess Fee
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Liquor License Control7 documents

  • Tavern Licensing Requirements & General Information
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  • Local Government Approval Form
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  • Class C Licensing Requirements & General Information
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  • Brewpub Licensing Requirements & General Information
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  • Application for New License, Permits or Transfer of Ownership Form
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  • Liquor License Renewal Ordinance
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  • Liquor License Control Ordinance
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Maps10 documents

  • Restricted Burn Areas Map
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  • Precinct Map
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  • Prairie Wolf Park Trails and Tree Markers
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  • Prairie Wolf Park - Map of Prairies
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  • Gaines Charter Township Zoning Map
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  • Gaines Charter Township Street Map
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  • Gaines Charter Township School Districts Map
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  • Dutton cemetery Plot Map
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  • Blain Cemetery Plot Map
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  • 2018 Township Sidewalk Snowplow Map
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Master Plan6 documents

  • Master Plan Summary
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  • 2002 Master Plan
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  • Future Land Use Map
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  • 2008 Master Plan Update
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  • Master Plan Update - Consultant Presentation
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  • Master Plan Implementation Schedule.pdf
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    Master Plan Implementation Schedule

Meeting Agendas and Minutes55 documents

  • 2018 Meeting Calendar
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Planning Commission20 documents

  • 2013 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • 2013 Planning Commission Meeting Agendas
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  • 2014 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • 2014 Planning Commission Meeting Agendas
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  • 2015 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • 2015 Planning Commission Meeting Agendas
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  • 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
    document seq 11.00
  • 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Agendas
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  • 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Agendas
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  • January 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Packet
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  • January 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • February 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Packet
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  • February 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • March 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Packet
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  • March 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • April 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Packet
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  • May 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Packet
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  • April Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • May 2018 Planning Commission Draft Minutes
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Township Board of Trustees22 documents

  • 2013 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
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  • 2013 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas
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  • 2014 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
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  • 2014 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas
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  • 2015 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
    document seq 17.00
  • 2015 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas
    document seq 16.00
  • 2015 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas
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  • 2016 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
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  • 2016 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas
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  • 2017 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
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  • 2017 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas
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  • January 2018 Township Board Meeting Minutes
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  • January 2018 Township Board Meeting Agenda
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  • February 2018 Township Board Meeting Minutes
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  • February 2018 Township Board Meeting Agenda
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  • March 2018 Township Board Meeting Minutes
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  • March 2018 Township Board Meeting Agenda
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  • April 2018 Township Board Meeting Agenda
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  • April 2018 Township Board  Meeting Minutes
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  • May 2018 Township Board Meeting Minutes
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  • May 2018 Township Board Meeting Agenda
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  • June 2018 Township Board Meeting Agenda
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Zoning Board of Appeals12 documents

  • October 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
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  • October 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
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  • September 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
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  • September 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
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  • July 2017 Zoning Board Of Appeals Agenda
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  • July 2017 Zoning Board Of Appeals Minutes
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  • April 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
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  • April 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
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  • February 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
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  • January 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
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  • January 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
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  • February 2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
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Ordinances16 documents

Building Department Codes and Ordinances5 documents

  • Building Department Codes
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  • Building Requirements - New Residential Packet
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  • Demolition Permit Requirements and Application
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  • Pool Ordinance
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  • Alarm Ordinance
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Cemetery Ordinance1 document

  • Municode - Cemetery Ordinance
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Fire Department2 documents

  • Burning Ordinance
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  • Alarm Ordinance
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Gaines Charter Township Code of Ordinances1 document

  • Municode - Gaines Charter Township, (Kent Co.), MI
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Liquor License Control Ordinance and Information2 documents

  • Liquor License Control Ordinance
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  • Liquor License Renewal
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Water & Sewer Department4 documents

  • Water Department Codes and Ordinances
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  • 2018 Adopted Water and Sewer Rates
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  • Byron/Gaines Utility Authority Standard Construction Requirements
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  • Stormwater Ordinance
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Zoning Ordinance1 document

  • Zoning Ordinance
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Planning & Zoning14 documents

Annual Reports5 documents

  • 2017 Annual Report
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  • 2016 Annual Report
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  • 2015 Annual Report
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  • 2014 Annual Report
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  • 2013 Annual Report
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Forms and Applications9 documents

  • Application for Zoning Approval
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  • Zoning Board of Appeals Application
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  • Special Use Permit Application
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  • Land Division-Combination-Lot Line Application
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  • Rezoning Application
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  • Portable Freestanding Sign Permit Application
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  • Zoning Verification Letter
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  • Department Fee Schedule
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  • Residential Zoning Guidelines
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Public Act 198 Tax Abatement Documents4 documents

  • Public Act 198 Overview
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  • Public Act 198 Township Policies
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  • Public Act 198 Application Checklist
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  • Application for Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate
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Treasurer4 documents

  • Application for Deferment of Summer Tax
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  • Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
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  • Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim Form MI-1040CR
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  • Property Transfer Affidavit
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Water & Sewer Department4 documents

  • Application for Water & Sewer Service
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  • Application for Residential Irrigation Meter
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  • Water Auto Pay Form
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  • Industrial Pre-treatment Program
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Zoning Ordinance34 documents

  • Complete Zoning Ordinance Effective 4/3/17
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  • Current Zoning Map
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  • Table of Contents
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Appendix 1 - List of Amendments
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  • Zoning Ordinance Appendix II - List of Interpretations
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  • Zoning Ordinance:  Appendix III - Index
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 1 - Intent and Authority
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 2 - rules of Use
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 3 - Legal Provisions
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 4 - General Provisions
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 5 - Agricultural and Rural Residential Zoning Districts
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 6 - Low-Density Residential Zoning Districts
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 7 - Medium and High-Density Residential Zoning Districts
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 8 - Office and Commercial Zoning Districts
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 9 - Industrial Zoning Districts
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 10 - Planned Unit Development Zoning Districts
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 11 - PUD Review Standards
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 12 - PUD Mineral Removal
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  • Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 13 - PUD Large Scale Phased
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  • Chapter 14 - PUD - Open Space Preservation
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  • Chapter 15 - Parking and Loading Regulations
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  • Chapter 16 - Landscaping Regulations
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  • Chapter 17 - Signage Regulations
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  • Chapter 18 - Lighting Regulations
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  • Chapter 19 - Special Land Use
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  • Chapter 20 - Residential Accessory Uses
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  • Chapter 21 - Nonconforming Lots, Structures and Uses
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  • Chapter 22 - Rural Open Space Community Development
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  • Chapter 23 - Wireless Communication Facilities
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  • Chapter 24 - Administration and Enforcement
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  • Chapter 25 - Site Plan Review
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  • Chapter 26 - Zoning Board of Appeals
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  • Chapter 27 - Amendments
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  • Chapter 28 - Definitions
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Disclaimer:  The Gaines Charter Township Zoning Ordinance is provided online for informational purposes only. The formatting of the document may vary from the official hard copy of the zoning ordinance. In the case of any discrepancy between this version and the official hard copy, the official hard copy will prevail. The Web version of the zoning ordinance may not reflect all of, or the most current, legislation passed by Gaines Charter Township. Updates are incorporated on a periodic basis. For questions regarding the zoning ordinance, contact the Planning & Zoning Department.No documents