Zoning Permit / Site Plan Review - All construction within the township must comply with current zoning regulations including setbacks and permit requirements. A zoning permit and site plan review are required. Note - If a building is "agriculture exempt" please send in the ag building letter of understanding with this form. Please review the description below to determine if your project qualifies for "ag exempt". There is no fee for this permit.
Land Division - All land division requests are reviewed and decided by the Hudson Township Board at their regular monthly board meeting. Completed land division applications and the fee must be received at least 5 days prior to the regular board meeting to be on that month's agenda. land_division_application_2021.docx
Pre-Application Meeting Application - Application for initial meeting to review requests for site condo / subdivision / plat / planned unit developments, or private roads. pud_pre_application_meeting_application_.docx
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit - Michigan Form 2368 2368 Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit (michigan.gov). Also known as homestead exemption, this form must be filled out and returned to the township assessor for a parcel to qualify for the exemption from non-resident property taxes. This form can be mailed or dropped off at the township office or mailed or emailed to the township assessor.
Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) - Michigan Form 2602 2602 Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) (michigan.gov) This form must be filled out and filed with the township assessor to rescind a Primary Residence Exemption before you may claim it on another property.
Rezoning request - Applications to request a change to the township zoning map and rezone a parcel by the Planning Commission. application_for_rezoning.docx
Zoning Text Amendment request - Applications to request a change to the township zoning ordinance text by the Planning Commission. app_to_change_zone_text.docx
Special Use Permit Application - Application to request an exception to zoning regulations and ordinances for a parcel for a specific use reason.
Private Road Application - Application to create or expand a private road.
Zoning Board of Appeals - If you have a denied application and would like to request a review be heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals, please fill out the ZBA application below and send it in with the fee. zba_application_2021.docx
All the above applications can be sent with fees to;
Hudson Township 14900 Carleton Rd., Hudson, MI 49247
For Fees for the applications above; hudson_township_zoning_fee_schedule.docx
PLEASE CHECK TO BE SURE YOU HAVE INCLUDED THE TAX ID NUMBBER ON YOUR FORMS - IF THE TAX ID NUMBER DOES NOT START WITH HD0 OR HD5 IT IS NOT IN HUDSON TOWNSHIP
Building site plans must be approved by the Hudson Township Supervisor prior to permit being sent to Hillsdale Building Inspector. Application is at the top of this page. These permits can be mailed to Hillsdale County Inspections. Their address and phone number is located on the permit. Fees for these permits are set and inspections are done by Hillsdale County Building Inspectors. Any permits sent in as Hudson Township that are not in Hudson Township will be charged for any inspections that are done and up to a $50 paperwork fee to fix the error. You will still need to contact the proper jurisdiction to have official inspections completed.
permit_building.pdf permit_electrical.pdf permit_mechanical.pdf
Think you don't need a permit because your building is considered ag? You may be mistaken.
Is your building considered Ag Exempt? - Are agriculture buildings exempt from building permits? The following is from the Michigan Farm Bureau. If a building classifies as exempt from a building permit due to an agricultural building status Hudson Township requires a Letter of Understanding to be filed with the township. There is no fee for this application. ag_building_letter_of_understanding.rtf
Does the state construction code exempt farm buildings? Yes. The Michigan Construction Code Act [technically, the Stille-Derossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act] MCL 125.1501, et seq, exempts certain agricultural buildings from its scope by the definition of the term "building." Specifically, MCL 125.1502(a)(1)(f) provides:
(g) "Building" means a combination of materials, whether portable or fixed, forming a structure affording a facility or shelter for use or occupancy by persons, animals, or property. Building does not include a building, whether temporary or permanent, incidental to the use for agricultural purposes of the land on which the building is located if it is not used in the business of retail trade. Building includes the meaning "or part or parts of the building and all equipment in the building" unless the context clearly requires a different meaning.
(bb) “Structure” means that which is built or constructed, an edifice or building of any kind, or a piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner. Structure does not include a structure incident to the use for agricultural purposes of the land on which the structure is located and does not include works of heavy civil construction including, but not limited to, a highway, bridge, dam, reservoir, lock, harbor, dockside port facility, an airport landing facility and facilities for the generation, transmission, or destruction of electricity. Structure includes a part of parts of the structure and all equipment in the structure unless the context clearly requires a different meaning.
What is meant by the phrase "agricultural purposes"? The definition of "agricultural or agricultural purposes" is contained in MCL 125.1502(a)(1)(a).
(a) "Agricultural or agricultural purposes" means of, or pertaining to, or connected with, or engaged in agriculture or tillage which is characterized by the act or business of cultivating or using land and soil for the production of crops for the use of animals or humans and includes, but is not limited to, purposes related to agriculture, farming, dairying, pasturage, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, and animal and poultry husbandry.