Several positions within the departments of Building, Zoning, and Enforcement can be held by one person. In Pere Marquette Township, Terry Wahr holds the duties of both Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator.
As Building Inspector, Terry is in charge of issuing permits for building and remodeling, site preparation, erection of fences, building of porches and stairs, and any other activity which requires a permit in the Township. He can advise you of the requirements for various permits and help you get your project completed efficiently. The Building Inspector also conducts inspections and issues the Certificate of Occupancy following final inspection and acceptance of a project.
As the Zoning Administrator, Terry helps update and maintain the master copy of the Zoning Ordinance text and maps. He periodically checks properties in the Township to assure compliance with the Ordinance. He also reviews all proposed uses of sites in the Township to assure compliance with the Ordinance.
Our Zoning Ordinance is now available on line. Please click the link to see a list of sections, and print out the section or sections of your interest.
If there is a violation of the Ordinance, the Zoning Administrator has the authority to issue a "stop order". He then reports all violations to the Township Board for action. Only he or the Township Board may remove a "stop order".
The Zoning Administrator also receives all requests for rezoning, for variances, Conditional Use Permits, etc. His office then forwards such requests to the proper Board or Commission.
Both the Zoning Administrator and the Building Inspector are non-voting advisors to the Township Board, the Planning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. You can learn more about these other Boards and Commissions on our other web pages.
Some of our forms are available here on our Forms Page. For any other questions you may have, or if you would like to request a certain type of information be added to this portion of our website, contact Terry at 231/843-1141. Terry's email is: email@example.com. He will be happy to answer your questions.
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Building / Zoning Assistant
We’re pleased to welcome Kristin Lange to our Township staff. Kristin is Mason County born-and-raised, living most of her life in Riverton. She has a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a minor in Business. Kristin has a great work background with several different building firms. She’s also been a familiar face for the last number of years at Mason County Central Schools.
She is Terry's assistant and helps with questions in our building and zoning offices. In addition to helping Terry with his many responsibilities, Kristin also serves as an assistant in the Assessing Office and she is the recording secretary to our Planning Commission. Contact Kristin at the Township offices, 231/845-1277 or by e-mail at Kristin@pmtwp.org.
Keep looking through our webpages to meet other staff members!