Permits & Forms

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Building Permits for Columbia Township.

If you have a question, or do not see the permit you need here, call the township – (269) 434-6227.

Electrical Permit

Send completed electrical permit application and fee to:   Make checks payable to Columbia Township.

Electrical Permit Application (PDF) ->

Plumbing Permit

Permit applications for state issued permits should be sent to the address on the front of this application: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Bureau of Construction Codes & Fire Safety. P.O. Box 30255 Lansing, Ml 48909, (517) 241-9313. Website – michigan.gov. Make checks payable to the “State of Michigan”.

If you are not sure whether a state permit or a local permit is appropriate, contact our office or your local building inspector. Questions regarding state issued permits may be directed to the Office of Management Services. Permit Section at 517-241-9313. Code questions may be directed to the Plumbing Division at 517-241-9330.

Plumbing Permit Application (PDF) ->

Mechanical Permit

Send completed Mechanical Permit Application to Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, P. O. Box 30255, Lansing, MI 48909. Make check payable to State of Michigan. Please direct questions to Norm Klug – (269) 252-3612.

Mechanical Permit Application (PDF) ->

Zoning Permit, Building Permit

Application and required additional information with $20 zoning fee must be delivered to the Columbia Township Hall, Attention: Zoning Administrator. 53053 CR 388, Grand Junction. P.O. Box 323, Grand Junction 49056-0323. Fax – (269) 434-6916.

Zoning Permit Application, Building Permit and Plan Examination (PDF) ->

Land Permits

Homestead Exemption

Mail your completed Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit to Columbia Township, P.O. Box 323, Grand Junction, MI 49056-0323, (269) 434-6916 FAX. Or bring it into the Township Hall – 53053 C.R. 388, Grand Junction, MI 49056. DO NOT send this form directly to the Department of Treasury.

Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit (PDF) ->

Driveway Permit

Fill out the Driveway Permit Application and send it to the Van Buren County Road Commission, Attention Permit Department, 325 W. James Street, Post Office Box 156, Lawrence, Michigan, 49064. Office hours 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The telephone number is (269) 674-8011.

There is NO application fee associated with this permit. Application requires the signature of the Permit Holder/Applicant and also the contractor if one has been designated. The permit, when issued, is returned to the applicant with a copy to the contractor.

Driveway Permit Application (PDF) ->

Commercial Driveway Permit

Fill out the Commercial Driveway Permit Application and send it to the Van Buren County Road Commission, Attention Permit Department, 325 W. James Street, Post Office Box 156, Lawrence, Michigan, 49064. Office hours 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The telephone number is (269) 674-8011.

There is an application fee associated with this permit. Application requires the signature of the Permit Holder/Applicant and also the contractor if one has been designated. The permit, when issued, is returned to the applicant with a copy to the contractor.

Commercial Driveway Permit Application (PDF) ->

Community Permits

Permits for collecting wood, for planning events on the Kal-Haven Trail, and more community oriented permits.

Fuel Wood Permit

Application to collect (felled trees) firewood in specific zones in Columbia Township. Send application to Van Buren County Road Commission, 325 W. James Street. P.O. Box 156 Lawrence, Michigan 49064, (269) 674-8011.

Application For Fuel Wood Permit (PDF) ->

Kal-Haven Trail Group Use Permit

Application for Group Use of Kal-Haven/Van Buren Trail. Van Buren County Road Commission, 325 W. James Street. P.O. Box 156 Lawrence, Michigan 49064, (269) 674-8011.

Kal-Haven Trail Group Use (PDF) ->

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