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South Branch Township
5245 N M-18
PO Box 606
Roscommon, MI 48653
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Zoning Information Minimize

Section 3.01 The Effect of Zoning

" use or activity on a piece of land shall be allowed or maintained, no building or structure or part thereof shall be allowed to be used, constructed, remodeled, altered, or moved upon any property unless it is in conformance with this Ordinance, and a zoning permit has been obtained..." (emphasis added)

Section 10.02 Zoning Permit

"No building or structure subject to the provisions of this Ordinance shall hereafter be erected, structurally altered, reconstructed, used, or moved, nor shall any associated excavation or filling of land commence until a Zoning Permit application, including a Firewise audit, has been filed with the Township Zoning Administrator and a Zoning Permit has been issued by the Zoning Administrator, except as otherwise permitted for in this Ordinance. No Zoning Permit shall be required for any lawful use of any building or structure in existence as of the adoption date of this Ordinance. No Zoning permit shall be required for an accessory structure less than two hundred (200) square feet in size; except when located in the Stream Corridor Overlay, as provided for in Section 5.07 of this Ordinance."

"The Zoning Administrator shall have the power to revoke or cancel any Zoning Permit in case of failure or neglect to comply with the provisions of the Ordinance, or in the case of a false statement or misrepresentation made in the application. The owner shall be notified of such revocation in writing."

"No Zoning Permit shall be valid until the required fees have been paid. Except for an accessory building or structure less than two hundred (200) square feet in size (which does not require a zoning permit pursuant to Section 10.02.1 of this Ordinance), no separate fee shall be required for accessory buildings or structures when part of the application for the principal building or structure..."

Section 3.26 Zoning Permits in Relation to Building Permits 

"Prior to the issuance of any building permit in the County, it shall be necessary for any applicant to first apply for and obtain a zoning permit from the Zoning Administrator in accordance with the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance. All buildings, new, renovation for commercial, residential, agriculture, and accessory buildings must obtain a building permit prior to starting construction. All new buildings must comply with this Zoning Ordinance."

Camping Regulations Minimize

For more detailed information regarding short-term and long-term camping please see Section 3.06 of the South Branch Township Zoning Ordinance.

When applying for an annual long-term camping permit, applicant agrees to have the refuse fee assessment added to their tax bill for a one year duration for each year the Annual Long Term Camping Permit is obtained or renewed. The Refuse fee assessment on the tax bill will be billed in arrears of the camping permit term, beginning with the Winter Tax bill.

Link to the long-term annual camping regulations (brief edition): Camping Regulations-Annual Camping (LT).pdf