Building and Zoning


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Building permits are required for all improvements or alterations to residential homes, buildings or commercial buildings. Improvements include but are not limited to:

  1. siding
  2. remodeling
  3. repairing or replacing existing structures
  4. additions
  5. demolitions
  6. roofing
  7. windows
  8. decks
  9. swimming pools
  10. storage or accessory buildings larger than 200 sq ft
  11. fences greater than 6 ft high

A Building permit will not be issued by the Building & Zoning Office without prior zoning approval when required.


All building permits are issued by the

    Huron County Building & Zoning Office

    250 E. Huron Avenue, Room 102

    Bad Axe, Michigan, 48413,

    (989) 269-9269.

Building permit application fees are established by the Huron County Building & Zoning Office and are payable at that office either by mail or in person. (Building permits may be picked up at the Village Office but must be returned to the Huron County Building & Zoning Office.)


For Building permit information contact the Huron County Building & Zoning Office, (989) 269-9269.

Zoning Compliance Permits are required for all structural changes made to any building, including, but not limited to, storage or accessory buildings, decks, and fencing. Additionally, if a structure is over 200 square feet, the applicant will also need to apply for a Building Permit through the Huron County Building & Zoning Office. 

This permit applies to all parcels within the Village of Sebewaing regardless of current zoning and approvals go through the Village Zoning Administrator.


Zoning Compliance Permits may be printed or picked up at the
    Village of Sebewaing Municipal Office
    222 N. Center Street
    Sebewaing, MI 48759
    (989) 883-2150


Prior to the start of work, the fee for a zoning compliance permit is $50.00 payable to the “Village of Sebewaing”.  If work is started prior to obtaining a zoning permit, the fee will be doubled.


Zoning compliance permits are required for the following improvements including but not limited to:

  1. remodeling when changing size of structure
  2. replacing existing structures
  3. additions
  4. demolitions 
  5. decks
  6. concrete work (driveway, patio, etc.)
  7. swimming pools
  8. all storage or accessory buildings
  9. all fences
  10. signs


Any construction within 200 feet of each side of the center of the Sebewaing River will require additional permits and/or letters indicating no jurisdiction from other agencies as detailed in the Zoning Ordinance. 


For additional information on zoning see Village Ordinances.  For further information on Zoning Compliance Permits contact the Village Office: (989) 883-2150