Lodi Township, Michigan

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Building in Lodi Township

Building & Remodeling Information

Township Set Back Requirements
      Storage Building Permits
Over the Counter Building Permits

Thinking of building or remodeling?
Township zoning compliance is required before Washtenaw County Building Department (WCBD) will issue a building permit.
To receive township zoning compliance you will need:
  1. An approved driveway permit from Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) 761-1500.
  2. A grading waiver/permit from Washtenaw County Soil Erosion & Sediment Control (WCSESC) 222-3900.
  3. 3 copies of blueprints for project and 3 copies of site plan.  Site plan needs to show the location of the project on the parcel and indicate the distance from the structure to all property lines. As well as placement of septic and well.
  4. Set up a meeting with township zoning inspector (Bill Lindemann) for township approval. Call the zoning inspector, Bill Lindemann, at (cell) 734-320-4421 for an appointment. There will be a $25 charge for issuing an address and $50 charge for zoning compliance.

Storage Building Permits
Washtenaw County Building Department now requires a building permit for any structure over 200 square feet. 

Township Setback Requirements

Agricultural  zoned parcels (normally 2 acres NET (exclusive of the road right of way).

  • 100' setback from center of the road
  • 50' setback from the rear property line
  • 30' setback from the side property line
R1 zoned parcels (normally subdivision lot or 1 acre in a more dense area)
  • 100' setback from center of the road
  • 35' setback from the rear property line
  • 25' setback from the side property line

Over the counter building permitsTo provide better customer service, the Washtenaw County Building Inspection Services has established same-day over the counter building plan review and permit issuance for minor projects. Stop in their office on any day with all the appropriate paperwork. Permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Your patience is appreciated. NO commercial properties will be included in this service.

  1. This service is available only from 8:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m. at the Western Washtenaw County Service Center, 705 N. Zeeb Road. Applications received after 3:00p.m. may not be ready to issue until the following morning, due to time constraints. CSR can mail out permit, if check is left at time of application.  It may take 7-10 days for issuance of a permit for a house.
  2. "Minor projects" (estimated cost under $20,000) include: decks, detached garages, pole barns, pools and sheds.
  3. If the project is a pool, Environmental Health approval (and possibly Soil Erosion approval) may be required. If so, these must be obtained prior to your application to the Building Inspection Program.
  4. Approval from your Township Zoning Official (Bill Lindemann, 320-4421) and possibly Soil Erosion must be done ahead of time. 
  5. Fees must be paid at the time of issuance.
  6. Plan submittal information sheet is available. Please read it carefully.
  7. If paperwork is incomplete for any reason, the application will not be accepted.

PHONE (734) 665-7583 FAX (734) 665-3212
email: lodi-clerk@twp-lodi.org