Local Planning & Zoning Assistance
Zoning of Property
The Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, and the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 provide the legislative framework by which our department staff and appointed County Planning Commissioners manage the planning and zoning functions of county government. Saginaw County does not administer local zoning or have a county-wide zoning ordinance. Instead, for this type of information contact the appropriate local unit of government.
The Saginaw County Planning Department receives and reviews proposed zoning ordinance changes and master plans for all municipalities in Saginaw County. This is in accordance with Michigan’s Zoning Enabling Act (PA 110 of 2006).
Only these local governments can answer questions about zoning or provide authoritative interpretations of their zoning maps or ordinances. Saginaw County provides this Generalized Zoning Map solely as a visual aid (Saginaw County GIS Map).
Many communities provide their zoning ordinances online, either at their own website or via the Municode.com website, check their sites to find out how to access this information. Zoning ordinances and maps for a few smaller units of government, however, are not yet available online, you may have to visit or contact them directly if this is the case.