Q: Do I need approval from the City to put on a new roof?
A: If you are putting new shingles, metal roofing, or a rubber membrane on an existing roof, no. If you are extending a roof or changing the pitch, then you will need a Zoning Permit before you get started. Don't forget that a Building Permit is required for most roofing projects, so always check with the Hillsdale County Building Inspection Office too.
Q: Do I need approval from the City to put a shed by my house?
A: Yes, you always need a Zoning Permit before you put up a shed, garage or other storage building. This is true even for small buildings that do not require a Building Permit. The Zoning Administrator will review your application to make sure that the shed is placed the right distance from property lines and other buildings.
Q: I am opening a new business in the Downtown, does the City have any programs to help?
A: If you are making improvements to the exterior of the building, you should take advantage of our Facade Improvement Program. Click on Downtown Development Authority in the Related Pages section for more information.
Q: I am interested in building in the Industrial Park. Do you have lots available?
A: Yes! Check out the Jonesville Industrial Park in the Related Pages section. You will find information on the available lots, amenities in the park, and other important information. The City and the LDFA offer competitive financial incentives to assist with the construction of new manufacturing businesses and expansions in the Industrial Park.
Q: I am going to be working on my driveway or parking lot. Do I need approval from the City?
A: In most cases, yes. Especially if your work will meet up to the City street or sidewalk; this work in the City's right-of-way needs approval from the Zoning Administrator.
Q: I have a question and I don't see it answered here. Who do I call?
A: Contact City Hall at (517) 849-2104 or check out the Staff Directory in Quick Links.