Building & Zoning

General Information: (517) 651-5374 (City Hall)
Shiawassee County Building Official: (989) 743-2394  Silvio Iung –
Shiawassee Building Department Questions /Info: (989) 743-2396 or

About Building and Zoning Responsibilities

The City of Laingsburg is governed by ordinances and plans that propose the orderly development of land, capital improvements and concentration of different land uses.  The City is granted these privileges under State’s Municipal Planning Act, Public Act 207 of 1921.  In general, planning and zoning are closely related and regulate development – from residential to industrial. Zoning controls the intensity and type of development allowed in specific areas of the City. 

It is important that prior to purchasing, developing or altering property, that City Zoning Codes and Plans are referenced.   Before changes can take place, a site plan or other request may have to be made to the City Planning Commission or a variance may be required from the Board of Appeals on Zoning.  City staff acts as the liaison between residents and the City Planning Commission and Board of Appeals on Zoning.  Many residents and developers find it helpful to meet with City Staff prior to any improvements in order to determine if the City’s zoning code or the State’s building code will require any modifications or improvements.

For more detailed information, please view the City of Laingsburg Guide to Planning and Zoning (PDF) — currently available through City Hall.   

Documents, Information, and Forms

Please visit the forms/documents page for all permit packets

Please contact City Hall for additional information if needed.  

Zoning Map 

Planning and Zoning Guide

Full Zoning Ordinance

Master Plan Documents

Please contact City Hall for information at this time.  Check back soon for links to these documents.

Master Plan

Let Us Know How We Are Doing

Let us know how we are doing!

After the site plan review process please take a moment to fill out the following survey and return it so we can see how we are doing.

Site Plan Review Survey