Zoning Book, Maps, and Permit Forms

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Zoning Map

Zoning Map – [view]
Powell Township Zoning Map

Zoning Ordinance Book

Master Plan – [view] (Adopted May 17, 2022) 

Complete Zoning Ordinance Book (Revised January 2018) – [view]
This is the revised 2018 Zoning Book. The Table of Contents are a saved in a different PDF below.

Zoning Ordinance Book – Table of Contents – [view]
This is only the Table of Contents for the Zoning book. The complete Ordinance Book is in the document above.

Zoning Permits & Forms

Demolition Permit – [view]
Updated 2020 Demolition Permit Application.

Appeal of Administrative Decision – [view]
Updated 2020 Appeal of Administrative Decision.

Application for Class A Non-conforming use Designation – [view]
Updated 2020 Application for Class A Non-conforming use designation. 

Request for Interpretation – [view]
Updated 2020 Request for interpretation. 

Petition for Amendment of Zoning Ordinance Text – [view]
Updated 2020 Petition for Amendment of Zoning Ordinance Text. 

Conditional Use Permit Application – [view]

Home Occupation Permit – [view]
Updated 2020 Home Occupation Permit. 

Mineral Extraction Permit Application – [view]
Updated 2020 Mineral Extraction Permit Application.

Petition for a Variance – [view]
Updated 2020 Petition for a variance. 

Petition for Amendment of Zoning Ordinance Map – [view]
Updated 2020 Petition for Amendment of Zoning Ordinance Map. 

Site Plan and Zoning Compliance Permit Application – [view]
Updated 2020 Site Plan and Zoning Compliance Permit Application. 

Site Plan Drawing Form – [view]
Updated 2020 Site Plan Drawing Form

Powell Township Zoning Permit Fees – Updated 7/24/23

[View] the updated permit fees.

Updated 7/24/23
SBevins, Deputy Clerk

Contact Information

Please Contact Zoning Administrator FIRST for any questions. 906-345-9345 X18 or zoningadmin@powelltownship.org

Supervisor also may answer questions 906-345-9345 X14 or supervisor@powelltownship.org

MISS DIG 811 Website Information

For more information or to place a dig notice, contact us by calling 811 or by going to our website @  www.missdig811.org  

Additional MISS DIG 811 Social Media Links:

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/miss-dig-811 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MISSDIG811.mich/

Twitter https://twitter.com/missdig811?lang=en

Doing Any DIY Projects?

  • Fences
  • Mailbox Posts
  • Room Additions
  • Gardens
  • Swimming Pools
  • Landscaping
  • Decks & Patios
  • Trees or Shrubs
  • Swing Sets
  • Signs
  • Fountains
  • Tents

Know What’s Below Before You Dig!

Even Hand digging can cause damage.  Over 25% of damage is from homeowners.

Become part of the solution!


  • Yourself
  • Your family
  • Your Community

It’s the LAW! It’s fast and it’s FREE!!!

What do you mean FREE?

When you contact MISS DIG 811, the public facility companies are notified to mark the location of their underground lines.

Public facilities are marked for FREE by facility company representatives known as Locators.  The Locators paint lines and/or place flags to mark the approximate location of underground public lines. 


  • Visit elocate.missdig811.org
  • In the e-Locate box click Start.
  • Complete the e-Locate Request.
  • Check your status before you dig @status.missdig811.org
  • Enter your ticket #. Click Inquire.

Those painted lines usually run from the main facility to the meter on your house.

Not everything gets marked when you call.  Private facility lines are NOT marked.

The unmarked private lines usually run from the house to any other building or object with service in your yard, like a garage or lamp post.  A private locator may be hired to mark them.

And often, water and sewer lines are only marked in the right-of-way not all the way to the meter on the house.

It’s the LAW?

Yes, a bill was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and has been in effect since April 1, 2014.  Be smart and contact MISS DIG 811 before you dig. 

Why so many flags? What do they mean? Can I remove them?

Do NOT remove the flags until the work is completed or after 21 days. 

Color Key:

White – Area of Proposed Excavation

Pink –      Temporary Survey Markings

Red –       Electric

Yellow –  Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane

Orange –  Phone and Cable

Blue –      Water

Purple – Reclaimed water, irrigation

Green – Sewer

Gray –     Used to Erase Marks

5 Steps to Safe Digging

  1. Call MISS DIG 811 at 811 or go online to elocate.missdig811.org
  2. Wait for utilities to be marked
  3. Check status @ status.missdig811.org
  4. Respect the marks
  5. Dig with care