Ordinance Enforcement Department
To file a complaint or report suspected violations of the Fenton Township
Zoning and/or General Ordinances, you may contact our office or you
may print the complaint form provided and mail it to our office.
Enforcement Complaint Form
Please make note:
Depending on the nature of complaints received, most are treated anonymously.
However, if it is determined that legal action is the only alternative
in gaining compliance, a witness is needed in order to pursue legal
action. Therefore, in some cases a formal complaint must be filed in
order to force compliance upon a guilty party.
Attention Fenton Township Residents: Important Information
(1) Riparian Information:
Be aware that providing access to any lake within Fenton Township
for non-riparian use is not permitted. All reported activity is followed
up upon and if found to be in violation, will be promptly enforced.
Each watercraft vehicle is required to be owned and currently licensed
and registered by the riparian property owner. Any violations found,
will be subject to having the watercraft removed from the premises,
with all costs of doing so being the responsibility of the riparian
If a home is being rented or leased on any lake within Fenton Township,
and it is proven to be the primary residence of the occupant, that occupant
is permitted to have watercraft.
Legal documentation will be required and will be checked. If you suspect
non-riparian activity taking place, please contact our Ordinance Enforcement
Department by calling (810) 629-1537.
(2) Department of Environmental Quality Information:
All docks, boardwalks, seawalls, and beach sanding are NOT permitted
nor are they regulated through this office. However, ALL of these types
of activities do require a permit to be applied for and obtained through
the Department of Environmental Quality. To report suspected activity
that requires a permit, or inquire on obtaining a permit for these projects,
please contact the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Assistance
Center by calling (800) 662-9278 or email: email@example.com.
(3) Open Burning Information:
This office receives numerous inquiries on open burning. Open burning
is NOT permitted within Fenton Township. However, if you own fifteen
(15) acres of zoned agricultural property, you may apply for a permit
in order to have a permitted open burn. This permit is applied for and
obtained through Fenton Township Fire Chief, John R. Moulton. You may
also obtain information regarding “recreational camp fires”
by contacting the Fenton Township Fire Chief at (810) 629-1911.
(4) Garage Sale Permits and Information:
Fenton Township residents are permitted to have two (2) garage sales
each year. A permit is required, however there is no fee involved. Garage
sale permits help our office prevent any nuisances that may be caused
to neighboring properties, as well as parking hazards on busy roadways.
Sale Permit Application | Garage
and Yard Sales Ordinance
(5) Amplified Sound Permits and
Prior to using amplified sound in conjunction with an outdoor activity
(i.e. weddings, open houses, parties) the property owner/occupant must
apply for and obtain an amplified sound permit. Please apply at least
three (3) days prior to your event.
Sound Permit Application | Amplified