Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Director is generally available in the Zoning Office at the Township Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Director

989-739-3211 Ext. 250
Under the supervision of the Township Superintendent, the Planning and Zoning Director administers and enforces the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, which has been adopted to achieve the overall land use and development objectives set forth in the Township’s Master Plan, as adopted in 2002. The Planning and Zoning Director works with the Township’s Planning Commission to draft and propose amendments to the Zoning Ordinance as needed to ensure that the Ordinance properly addresses current local land use issues 

The Planning and Zoning Director works with property owners and developers to explain applicable zoning regulations and review procedures so that properties are used and improved consistency with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning and Zoning Director directly reviews and issues Land Use Permits for various improvements to property throughout the Township. The Planning and Zoning Director also helps process Rezoning, Special Land Use and Site Plan applications that require review and action by the Township’s Planning Commission, as well as Variance and other Appeal applications that require review and action by the Township’s Zoning Board of Appeals. 

Most improvements to the property in the Township require prior approval under the Zoning Ordinance. This includes the construction of new structures, building additions, decks, garages, sheds, fences, and signs. Certain other activities, such as the re-occupancy of an existing non-residential property by a new tenant, the provision of home daycare services, and conducting a home business, require review and approval in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Director prior to undertaking any new improvement or activity on your property to determine what review and approval may be necessary to do so.

Here are some zoning documents to download for your reference.

Planning & Zoning Annual Report 2021               Planning & Zoning Annual Report 2022

Master Plan 2021  Strategic Plan 2019  Guide To Development 2022

Corridor Business District Zoning     Parks and Recreation Plan

State Street Business and Neighborhood Zoning
For your convenience, the Township offers two ways to pay any development and zoning permits/application fees.  You can come to Township Hall located at 110 S. State St., Oscoda MI 48750 and see the zoning director, or  fees can be paid by debit card, credit card, or e-check online by clicking (here).  You will be directed to our vendor portal for allpaid.

Conceptual Review Meeting  

In some cases where a commercial, industrial or multi-family project is being considered, it is beneficial for both the developer and township to meet for a Conceptual Review Meeting. The purpose of the CRM is for the community to fully understand the project and how it will impact existing infrastructure, the need for expanded infrastructure, traffic control and other impacts. The benefit to the developer is to best understand the site plan approval process and understand the township infrastructure relating to the project. The Zoning and Planning Director may be contacted to schedule a meeting.  A copy of the agenda template can be found (here). 

Oscoda Township Incentives

The Township of Oscoda offers two local incentive programs to assist entities interested in making capital investments in the community. They include the Industrial Tax Abatement Policy and the Commercial Tax Abatement Policy, quick links to the programs follow below. Depending on the nature and scope of the project, these programs may be used in conjunction with programs from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Additionally, there are three revolving loan funds available to support local  businesses and prospective entities. These are administered by regular agencies outside of the Township. Please contact the Township Zoning Director or Economic Improvement Director For more information about these programs. 


Oscoda Commercial Tax Abatement Policy
  Oscoda Industrial Tax Abatement Policy 

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 Iosco County RLF #4 EMCOG RLF
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Zoning Documents & Application Forms19 documents

  • Temporary Use Permit
  • Medical Marihuana Ordinance
  • Medical Marijuana Permit Application
  • Michigan State Medical Marihuana Law
  • Oscoda Zoning Ordinance 165
  • Rezoning Application
  • Complaint Form
  • State Street Business & Neighborhood District Development Map
  • Guide To Development
  • Oscoda Township Boards and Commissions Recruitment Guide
  • Conceptual Meeting Agenda
  • Land Use Permit Application
  • Special Land Use Permit Application
  • ZBA Application
  • Re-occupancy Application
  • Oscoda Industrial Tax Abatement Policy
  • Oscoda Commercial Rehabilitation Act Tax Abatement Policy
  • Fee Schedule
  • Commercial Marihuana Facilities Ordinance

Oscoda Township Zoning Maps56 documents

  • Oscoda Township Zoning Map
  • Zone A01
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  • Zone A15
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  • Zone D013
  • Zone D014
  • Zone D019
  • Zone DO21
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  • Zone D028
  • Zone D036
  • Zone D047
  • Zone D057
  • Zone D059
  • Zone D073
  • Zone D101
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  • Zone D103
  • Zone D112
  • Zone D115
  • Zone D123
  • Zone D132
  • Zone D137
  • Zone D144
  • Zone D145
  • Zone D149
  • Zone D151
  • Zone D152
  • Zone D155
  • Zone D156
  • Zone D157
  • Zone D158
  • Zone D163
  • Zone D164
  • Zone D169
  • State Street Business & Neighborhood District Development Map
  • Corridor Business District