2021 Zoning Fees

Land Division/Property Line Adjustment, Land Combination:

  • Residential: $80

  • Agricultural: $80

  • All others: $80


  • All types of building structures $210

  • Towers $210

  • Agricultural $60

Zoning Permit Fees​

  • House, Modular, Double-wide, additions: $85

  • Enclose Porch: $80

  • Residential Towers: $80

  • Open Deck: $50

  • Garage/Pole Barn: $50

  • Swimming Pool: $35

  • Signs: $30

  • Variance or Rezoning: $450

See Zoning Permit Application for more details.


The Pierson Township Board voted unanimously to leave the setback for Commercial/Non-Participating at 4X (page 11) and increased the number to 4X on page 8 section (ii) . Click here for the Wind Ordinance. 


Note: the publication notice showed the ordinance no. as 2021-01 as of June 2021, however, the changes were approved to the 2020-01 ordinance. The number was changed to 2021-01 with the June 2021 approved updates, no other changes were made.

 If you have questions, please contact Orvin Moore at 616-302-5000 or stop by on a Tuesday at the Township office and talk to the Zoning staff.

Wind Ordinance 2021-01


The Pierson Township Board adopted Resolution 2019-13 which adopts Zoning Ordinance 2019-01 establishing a fine structure for Zoning Violations. 

Click here for Zoning Ordinance 2019-01

Hours & Contact

Orvin Moore
Zoning Administrator

Tues 9-2:00 pm

or by appt only

at the Township Hall

Can't make it?

Call or text for an appointment.

Carl Schuitema

Office: Tuesday 9am-2pm

​616-636-8570 ext. 202
Ph. 616-675-4905
Zoning Newsletter 90-1 & 90-2.jpg

Fertilizer use at BWL - See Ordinance 92-1 --->

Montcalm County Permit Contacts

Sewage & Well Permit: 989-831-5237
To Obtain an Address:  989-831-7492
Driveway Permit:  989-831-5282
Soil & Sedimentation Permit:  989-831-7322
Building Department for Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Building Permits:  989-831-7394 

or see their website: by clicking here.

Law Enforcement Information

Michigan State Police

Lakeview Post No. 64

10300 Howard City-Edmore Road
Lakeview, MI 48850
Phone: 989-352-8444 |  Emergencies: 911
Fax: 989-352-8477
Lobby Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Counties Covered: Gratiot, Ionia and Montcalm

Pursuant to MCL 211.10e, the assessor or the assessor's assistant(s) must use, maintain and calculate as necessary, the following assessment records:


a. Appraisal Record Cards

b. Personal property record system

c. Tax Maps

d. Land value studies and maps

e. Economic condition factor determinations

f. Current year assessment roll

g. PHOTOS of dwellings and outbuildings affixed to appraisal record cards and/or stored electronically using assessing software

h. Homeowner's principal residence and qualified agricultural property exemption documents

i. Record of site visits to individual parcels

j. Historical assessment data.