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Department Information

Planning & Zoning
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

"Pre-application/Conceptual site plan review meetings are available and encouraged.  Early informal review of proposed projects helps avoid costly mistakes and delays in the process.  Please contact Village Manager, Darwin McClary  for scheduling, 248-693-8391 x 101. 

Email: zoning@lakeorion.org

        Village of Lake Orion Fee Schedule  

        Zoning Ordinance

        Zoning Map

        2023 Building Permit Application - Residential

         2023 Building Permit Application - Commercial             


At the Counter

Development Fees can be paid at the front counter at Village Hall located at 21 East Church Street
Lake Orion, Michigan 48362 with cash, check, or money order. Payments with credit cards can be made and are subject to a 3% transaction fee.  Village of Lake Orion office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Over the phone

Development fees can be paid over the phone with a credit card. There is a 3% transaction fee for over the phone payments. Please call (248) 693-8391 to make a phone payment.

Payment Drop-box

A drop-box is available at City Hall for Development Fees.  The drop box is located at the front of the building.  Please place your check or money order in an envelope and deposit into the drop box.  DO NOT USE CASH.   If you have any questions about the drop-box, please contact Village Hall at (248) 693-

2020ZoningMapVillageofLakeorionZoning is a method of land-use planning used by local governments in most developed countries. The word is derived from the practice of designating permitted uses of land based on mapped zones which separate one set of land uses from another. Zoning may be use-based (regulating the uses to which land may be put), or it may regulate building height, lot coverage, and similar characteristics, or some combination of these. Similar urban planning methods have dictated the use of various areas for particular purposes in many cities from ancient times

The Village of Lake Orion is a zoned community.  All buildings, structures, uses, and parcels of land must comply with the regulations set forth in the Village Zoning Ordinance, (link to Zoning Ordinance).  A Zoning Compliance Permit is required for all new, changed, altered, or moved uses or occupancies of land or any buildings or structures, including excavations and construction.  

Contact the Village of Lake Orion Planning and Zoning Coordinator with Zoning questions and/or applications for Zoning Compliance, Building, Signs, Fences, Temporary Uses, Uses of Public Land, Excavating, Change of Use or Occupancy of Commercial Buildings, Site Plan / Special Land Use, Land Development, Rezoning or Variances from the Zoning Ordinance.

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