LAWRENCE MICHIGAN
LAWRENCE MICHIGAN

Ordinances

Lawrence Township has a Master Plan for land use.  The Master Plan for Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, Michigan was orignally adopted April 17, 2002 and the most recent revision was January 12, 2017.  The Master Plan for Lawrence Township contains three major parts; (1) An inventory of the existing physical environment, (2) Goals, Policies and Objectives which describe a land use planning agenda for the township over a ten year period, and (3) A future land use map which describes the physical vision for a future land use pattern for the community.

Master Plan Updated Jan 12 2017 - Approv[...]
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Lawrence Township ordinances are compiled into two volumes.  Volume I contains the compiled Zoning Ordinance.  Volume II contains all other Township ordinances.  Additional ordinances or amendments that have not yet been compiled are listed separately.

 

NOTE:  Lawrence Township is in the process of recodifying (combining) amendments and new ordinances into one comprehensive document.  The DRAFT of the recodified code is listed below.  IT WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT UNTIL APPROVED BY THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD.

Revised Zoning Map 4-15-14.pdf
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Lawrence Township Ordinances - Volume I
Volume one contains the compiled zoning ordinances. Amendments that have not been compiled (combined) are listed below. (Last Revised August 8, 2013)
OrdVolI.pdf
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Zoning Ordinance 1
(Amended October 9, 2014)
Ord 1 - Zoning Amended 10-9-14.pdf
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Zoning Ordinance 1
(Amended November 13,2014)
Ord1-Amended 11-13-14.pdf
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Zoning Ordinance 1
(Amended February 12, 2015)
Ord1-Amended 2-12-15.pdf
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Zoning Ordinance 1
Ord 1 - Winery and Cidery Amended 7-13-1[...]
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Zoning Ordinance 1
(Amended April 12, 2018)
Ord 1-Amended 4-12-18.pdf
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Zoning Ordinance 1 - Medical Marihuana Facilities
This amendment to the Zoning Ordinance identifies the zoning districts that allow medical marihuana facilities.
Ord 1 - Medical Marihuana Facilities 12-[...]
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DRAFT Recreational Marihuana Ordinance Zoning Amendment
This is a draft of the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance 1 to allow recreational marihuana facilities. This draft will be considered at a future Planning Commission and subsequent Township Board Meting.
Recreational Marihuana Ordinance Draft.p[...]
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Lawrence Township Ordinances - Volume II
Volume two contains all non-zoning ordinances (2-26). Amendments that have not been compiled (combined) are listed below. (Last Revised July 11, 2013)
OrdVolII.pdf
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Ordinance 24 - Tax Exemption
(Amended March 12, 2015)
Ord24-Amended 3-12-15.pdf
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Ordinance 24 - Summary Tax Exemption
(Amended March 12, 2015)
Ord24-Summary-3-12-15.pdf
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Various Ordinances in Volume II PLUS New Ordinance 27 Peddlers & Solicitors
(Amended April 12, 2018) Revisions to Ordinances 3, 6, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25, 26 and adding new Ordinance 27 - Peddlers & Solicitors
Ord Vol II plus Ord 27.pdf
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Ordinance 28 - Construction Board of Appeals
(Added April 12, 2018)
Ord 28 Construction Board of Appeals 4-1[...]
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Ordinance 29 ORV
Ord 29 - ORV.pdf
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Ord 29 - ORV Map.pdf
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Ordinance 30 - Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments
Until such time as the Township of Lawrence completes its review of medical marihuana and the State of Michigan has developed rules and regulations regarding recreational marihuana, Lawrence Township has opted out of marihuana establishments.
Ord 30 - Prohibition of Marihuana Establ[...]
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Ordinance 31 - Medical Marihuana Facilities
This ordinance provides for medical marihuana facilities in certain zoning districts. Recreational marihuana facilities are still prohibited at this time.
Ord 31 - Medical Marihuana Facilities.pd[...]
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DRAFT of Lawrence Township Re-codified Code
This draft incorporates all amendments and new ordinances approved to date.
DRAFT Lawrence Township Recodified Code.[...]
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LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP
411 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 445
LAWRENCE, MI 49064

office phone:    269 674-4255

fax:                 269 674-4502

treasurer:        269 674-3840

 

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