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Office and Hours:
WJPC Office of Record
The Wexford Joint Planning Commission office is in the Cherry Grove Township Hall -- 1.3 miles west of M-115 and the City of Cadillac on M-55.
The Wexford Joint Planning Commission office hours are: Wednesdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with noon-1 lunch, Thursdays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, and Fridays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please call or email for an appointment.
Address: 4830 E M-55 at the rear of the fire station, Cadillac, Michigan, 49601
Fax: 231-775-0037 Attn: Wexford Joint Planning Commission.
Sequence of Permits
There is a sequence for obtaining permits. The order in which to obtain permits are listed here:
1. First obtain permits for environmental, health, and transportation issues (not all these permits are applicable for each project. This checklist may help determine some of which are applicable.)
Wexford Health Department (well, septic)
Wexford County Drain Commissioner
Wexford County Road Commission (driveway, private road)
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, DEQ (wetlands, inland lakes & streams, and more)
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (state natural rivers)
There may be more.
2A. Apply for the zoning permit, using the forms above. (If applying for a PUD, Special Use, zoning might be done concurrently with permits listed in number one.)
2B. Zoning site plan approval (must be done after permits are obtained in number one).
3. Last, obtain construction code permits (after having secured the zoning permit(s) and site plan approval)
For more information
The Wexford Joint Planning Commission discontinued their membership with the Michigan Association of Planning dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan -- a source of training on planning and zoning issues, and subscribes to the Planning & Zoning News magazine.
Another source of training and information on planning and zoning is Michigan State University Extension. At this web site you will find articles, fact sheets, and much more. Use the search box at the upper right of the screen. For individual questions use the Ask an Expert from Extension.