LAWRENCE MICHIGAN
LAWRENCE MICHIGAN

Forms & Applications

Download and print out important forms for our Township from this site, so that you already have all the paperwork you need before coming to the Township office.

 

Please review the Zoning Ordinance (Volume 1) and General Ordinances (Volune 2) for additional information on requirements or additional steps that must be performed.


The forms you will be able to find here are:

  • Accessory Building Application
  • Building Permit
  • Commercial Building Permit
  • Commercial Maintenance Permit
  • Demolition Permit
  • Electric Permit
  • Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request
  • Home Move Pre-Inspection Application
  • Land Division Request
  • Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Residential Maintenance Application
  • Rezoning Request
  • Sign Permit
  • Zoning Permit
  • Zoning Variance Application

Our old Town Hall building is now owned and operated by the Lawrence Town Hall Preservation Foundation and is available for rent for parties and events.  The rental form is available below.

 

Accessory Building Application
You must complete this application before constructing or moving an accessory building to your site.
Accessory Building - Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [197.6 KB]
Building Permit
You must complete this application to obtain a building permit. Building permits are required for all new construction, remodel projects, additions as well as accessory structures.
NEWADD CONSTRUCT BLDG APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [219.4 KB]
Commercial Building Permit
If your building or structure will be used for commercial purposes, a Commercial Building Permit is required.
COMMERCIAL BLDG APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [178.2 KB]
Commercial Maintenance Permit Application
You must complete this application before performing maintenance to your commercial structure for building, rebuilding, remodeling, etc.
COMMERCIAL MAINT APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.9 KB]
Demolition Permit
You must complete this application to obtain a demolition permit. Demolition permits are required when you fully OR partially remove or renovate a structure or building. Additional requirements must be followed for asbestos.
BLDG DEMOLITION APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [182.5 KB]
Electric Permit
You must complete this application to obtain an electrical permit. Electrical permits are required when adding OR changing any electrical service or wiring.
ELECTRICAL APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [38.5 KB]

Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) Procedures and Forms

FOIA Public Summary of Procedures
Lawrence Township Public Summary FOIA Ma[...]
Microsoft Word document [88.5 KB]
Lawrence FOIA Request Form.doc
Microsoft Word document [98.0 KB]
Lawrence FOIA Denial Appeal Form.doc
Microsoft Word document [84.0 KB]
Lawrence FOIA Fee Appeal Form.doc
Microsoft Word document [84.5 KB]
Home Move Pre-Inspection
You must complete this application prior to moving your home from or to your site. This includes stick-built as well as manufactured or mobile homes.
PRE-INSPECTION APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [48.0 KB]
Land Division Application
You must complete this application when requesting a parcel split from one to two or more parcels. Please make sure to include ALL required attachments when submitting your application. NOTE: no versions prior to 4/11/16 will be accepted
LAND DIVISION APPLICATION 4-11-16.docx
Microsoft Word document [33.4 KB]
Mechanical Permit
You must complete this application to obtain a mechanical permit. Mechanical permits are required when adding OR changing any of the mechanical systems in your building or structure. For example: furnace, air conditioning system, air handlers, piping systems (oil, gas, water), to name a few.
MECHANICAL APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [39.8 KB]
Plumbing Permit
You must complete this application to obtain a plumbing permit. Plumbing permits are required when adding OR changing anything related to your water, gas or septic systems.
PLUMBING APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [35.6 KB]
Residential Maintenance Application
You must complete this application before performing maintenance to your home. This includes remodeling, new windows, removing or adding walls, etc.
Residential Maintenance Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [124.0 KB]
Rezoning Application
You must complete this application when requesting a change of zoning for your parcel. The Planning Commission will review your request at their meeting and set any necessary public hearing dates.
Rezone Application.docx
Microsoft Word document [21.6 KB]
Sign Permit Application
You must complete this application before attaching or installing a sign to your structure or free-standing on your property.
Sign Permit Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.7 KB]
Zoning Permit
You must complete this application to determine if what you want to build, remodel or construct is allowed in your zoning district.

In some cases, a formal site plan must be presented to the Planning Commission. See the Zoning Ordinance for more detail.
ZONING APP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [124.2 KB]
Zoning Variance Application
You must complete this application when requesting a variance to our existing zoning ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals will review your request after appropriate publishing and notification to surrounding property owners.
Zoning Variance App.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [180.5 KB]
Old Town Hall Reservation Form
The historic old Town Hall is now owned and operated by the Lawrence Town Hall Preservation Foundation and is available for rent. You can rent the upper level, basement level, or both.
Rental Form 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [417.0 KB]

Get in Touch

Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now. 

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP
205 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 442
LAWRENCE, MI 49064

phone:  269 674-4255

fax:      269 674-4502
 

Important Notice!

If you will be burning brush or a large burn pile, don't forget to call the Township offices and get a burn permit from the Fire Department by calling 269-674-8833!

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