Robinson Township Building and Zoning Departments
Professional Code Inspections
1913 Baldwin Ave, Jenison, Mi
Loran Serne- Electrical Inspector
Chris Groenhof – Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector
Kevin Jacobs – Building Inspector
Call PCI at 1-616-667-8803 for all inspections
Zoning Administrator – Julie Lovelace
Office Hours – Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Please call Robinson Township office to verify Zoning Administrator is in office or to make an appointment to see in person at 616-846-2210
As the advisory body to the Board of Trustees and composed of seven members, which include a Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and four Commissioners, the Planning Commission serves as the review and advisory board, which provides recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding various Township initiatives and the consideration of the following applications.
Applications: Earth Change Applications ° Map and Text Amendment ° Special Use ° Site Plan Review ° Planned Unit Development
Should you desire to submit an application that requires initial review by the Planning Commission, the meeting frequency and submission schedule are as follows: Meetings are held the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month. Submission of application is necessary at least four (4) weeks prior to the meeting at which you desire it to be considered. Please contact the Township Hall to verify all meeting dates as they are subject to change.
Planning Commission – Master Land Use Plan Update
The Planning Commission had its Kickoff Meeting on November 10, 2020 with Fresh Coast Planning. You will be able to view the current project progress, meeting dates and results, public workshop details, documents and the public survey when available. Some of these items are not finalized yet.
Information will be available on Robinson Township’s website.
Here are the links to the project websites:
Zoning Board of Appeals
As the judiciary body of the Township composed of five members, which include a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and two members, the Zoning Board of Appeals serve to consider the following applications, which are sought when appealing an administrative decision. Their decision is final and can not be considered by any other board or commission of the Township.
Applications: Dimensional and Use Variance
Should you desire to submit an application that requires review by the Zoning Board of Appeals, the meeting frequency and submission schedule are as follows: Meetings are held the third (3rd) Thursday of each month. Submission of application is necessary at least 20 days prior to the meeting at which you desire it to be considered. Please contact the Township Hall to verify all meeting dates as they are subject to change.
Click here for Forms, Applications & Permits
Robinson Township requires a permit to obtained prior to the construction of any structure, building, fence or any other activity that will affect the landscape of the Township. Permits must be submitted to Robinson Township Contact your building department to make sure you have the appropriate permits in place before beginning any construction.
All building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspections are performed by Professional Code Inspections.
Zoning Department Considerations
The Zoning Department serves to ensure the implementation and integrity of all Township ordinances. Uses or improvements on residential, business, industrial or recreational properties generally need review and approval by the zoning department. Prior to considering a new use or improvement on your property you should check with the zoning department to make sure you if you need review and approval.
Various applications require review by different boards and commissions of the Township. These applications are available in Building and Zoning Documents page of this website. Applications generally considered only by the Board of Trustees include, but are not necessarily limited to, Grandfathered Special Use applications and Exception applications. Applications considered by the Planning Commission and that receive ultimate approval by the Board of Trustees include, but are not necessarily limited to, Earth Change applications, Map & Text Amendment applications, Special Use applications, Site Plan Review applications and Planned Unit Development applications. Applications considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals include dimensional and use variance applications (collectively referred to as the Zoning Board of Appeals application.) The application schedule for these boards and commission are below.
If you have any questions, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, as you will find answers to many of the common questions we receive. If you have further questions or need assistance with completing any of these documents, please feel free to contact the Building and Zoning Department anytime.
12010 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday – Closed
Phone: (616) 846-2210
Fax: (616) 846-2369
Burn Permit Line: (616) 842-3160