Building and Zoning Administrator - Todd Herter

Cell Phone:  269-208-3109

Office Phone:  269-424-3125



Office Hours:

Monday 10am to noon; Wednesday 9am to noon

Other days are by apointment only:  call 269-208-3109.

To schedule an inspection, call Lisa at 269-414-2726.

Electrical Inspector - Ron Bellaire

Phone:  269-663-3429

Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector - John Dobberteen

Phone:  269-651-4567

Fax:  269-262-503-7354

Blight Inspector -

Phone:  269-424-3025 X5




Click here to view the Construction Code Interpretation for roof and siding repair permits.

Planning a roof repair, home remodel, addition, garage, deck, etc? You must have a building/zoning permit before the work has begun. If you are not sure if you need a permit, please call the Building Department. If you are not doing the work yourself, you must hire a Michigan licensed contractor. This contractor should pull the permits, making them liable for the project. If you are unsure if your contractor is licensed, you can do a search here or contact the Building Department at 269-424-3125. Click here to read a recent article published by Leader Publications, to give you an idea why it is so important to follow these procedures!

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Construction Permits

Demolition Permit Application

Residential Building Permit Application

Commercial Building Permit Application

New Construction Permit Check List

Zoning Compliance Permit Application

Electrical Permit Instructions
Electrical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Silver Creek Police Department Property Check

Bubbler or Circulation Pump Permit


Please note: Aeration Bubblers or Circulation Pumps - If you are using a device to keep open water around your pier, a permit is now required. The Silver Creek Township board amended Ordinance No 97-1, Section 4.8 Click here for additional information.

Bubbler permits approved as of 4/6/21

Zoning Ordinances


Zoning Map - click here

Ordinance 20-26 Fence

Ordinance 21-02 Double Frontage Lots

Code of Ordinances (all township ordinances including zoning through 9/11/2019)  Ordinances passed since 9/11/2019 are listed above.

SILVER CREEK ZONING ORDINANCE MAP - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please note: Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit is required for any earth changes within 500' of a lake or stream or for projects over an acre in size. The exception would only be for projects that are less than 225 square feet that can be stabilized within 24 hours.