Building & Zoning

Don Mannes
Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator
(616)772-6701 ext. 107

The Building and Zoning Department is located at the Zeeland Charter Township Offices (6582 Byron Rd., Zeeland) and can be contacted at (616)772-6701 or by email.  

The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Building Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Energy Code, Barrier Free Design Code, Zoning Code and other related township ordinances.  All permit applications are processed by this department.  

Permit applications can be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off at the Township office.  

Building permits and inspections are required in the Township by the Michigan Building and Residential Codes for residential and non-residential buildings, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits. Some items that may not require a permit include, but are not limited to: fences six feet in height or less, new siding on a residential structure, replacement of same size windows, movable accessory buildings under 200 sq. ft, and replacement of roof shingles ONLY (no structural work).

Permit Applications

Building Permit Applications        

Zoning Applications

Ready for an Inspection?

Inspection Type Inspector Phone Number
Building Don Mannes (616)772-6701 x 107
Electrical Gord Bosch (616)772-396-1448
Mechanical Gary Hoover (616)772-6465
Plumbing Gary Hoover (616)772-6465


Building Permit Fees
This fee schedule is for Building permits only.  All trade permits have their own fee chart.
The permit fee formula over the base fee can be obtained by contacting the Building department. 
•    Base permit fee: $45.00

Important Links

Ottawa County Road Commission 
(Driveway Permit)
Ottawa County Water Resources Commission 
(Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit)
Ottawa County Health Department 
(Wells & Septic Permits)