REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS

BUILDING

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE IN THE DOCUMENT CENTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

BUILDING PERMITS:

  • All new residences, accessory buildings over 200 sq. ft., pools, decks, signs, remodels, additions, roofs, siding and structural changes require a building permit and plot plan if applicable.
  • All new residential construction requires a Soil Erosion Permit or Waiver prior to making Building permit application. This can be obtained through Genesee County Water and Waste Services (810) 732-7870, or on the GCW&W website.

PLANNING PERMITS:

  • To be able to do something that is not residential on a residential property, such as having a business from the home, it will require a Special Land Use application
  • To change a property from one classification to another (Ex: residential to commercial), it requires a Petition for Zoning Change.

ZONING PERMITS:

  • Any building that does not comply with Township ordinances will require a variance through Zoning.

TRADE PERMITS (Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing):

  • Vienna Township Building Department also issues and inspects all electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits for Thetford Township, Forest Township, and City of Clio. 

SEWER PERMITS:

  • The Vienna Township Plumbing Inspector inspects new sewer & water installations and alterations as it pertains to the connection between the curb box and the meter. These inspections require a sewer permit at first Genesee County Water & Waste (GCW&W) and  then at Vienna Township.