Ordinances

Ordinances are the Rules and Regulations of the Township which are adopted by the township's governing body (the board of trustees) to ensure that its environs are protected and its citizens enjoy quality of life.       
 
Selected ordinances are available online in PDF format designated by an underline in the list below.       
 
The following is a comprehensive list of the ordinances in Watervliet Charter Township.       
 
For more information or a copy of  an ordinance contact the:       
  •  Watervliet Charter Township Hall
     269 463 5113         
     4959 M-140
     Watervliet, MI 49098.
ZONING       
 
Establishment of Zoning Districts         and Provision for Official Zoning Map       
Rules for Interpretation         of District Boundaries       
Application of District Regulations       
Nonconforming Lots, Structures, and Uses       
Schedule of District Regulations       
Supplementary District Regulations       
Sign Regulations       
Home Occupations       
Off-street Parking and Loading Regulations       
Special Land Use       
Planned Unit Development       
Site Plan Requirements       
Administration and Enforcement       
Appeals       
Schedule of Fees, Charges and Expenses       
Amendments       
General Provisions       
Definitions       
Repeal of Former Zoning Ordinance       
Open Space Developments       
Riparian Lot Use (Anti-Funneling)       
 
SUBDIVISION AND MOBILE HOMES       
 
Lot Division Ordinance       
Land Division Ordinance       
 
REGULATORY AND TRAFFIC       
 
Liquor Control Ordinance       
Water Safety       
Used Car Lots       
Beaches, Parks and Parking Lots       
Pornographic Material Control Ordinance       
Public Entertainment Ordinance       
Cable Television Rate Regulations       
Lighting Ordinance       
 
CONSTRUCTION       
 
Building Code Adoption       
Building Code Amendment       
Radio and Television Antennas and Satellite        
  • Dish Antennas        
  • Scope        
  • Definitions        
  • Permits        
  • Regulations        
  • Effective Date of Ordinance       
Plumbing Code       
Enforcing Agency of the Plumbing Code       
Electrical Code       
Enforcing Agency of the Electrical Code       
Mechanical Inspection Enforcement       
Construction Board of Appeals       
 
WATER AND SEWER       
 
Sewer Ordinance        
  • Applicability of Ordinance        
  • Ordinances to be Repealed        
  • Definitions        
  • Operation of the Public Sewage Disposal System        
  • Use of Public Sewers Required        
  • Building Sewers and Connections        
  • Charges for the Use of the Public Sewage Disposal System        
  • Disposition of the Revenues of the Public Sewage Disposal System        
  • Industrial Wastes       
Definition of Terms       
Use of Public Sewers       
Power and Authority of Inspectors       
Permits       
Penalties       
Validity       
  • Powers and Authority of Inspectors        
  • Enforcement and Penalties        
  • Validity        
  • Effective Date of Ordinance       
Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance       
 
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS       
 
Private Roads Ordinances       
 
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT       
 
Nuisance Ordinance       
 
PUBLIC SAFETY       
 
Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Ordinance        
  • Scope        
  • Enforcement        
  • Definitions        
  • Notices and Orders of Building Inspector        
  • Appeal        
  • Procedure for Conduct of Hearing Appeals        
  • Enforcement of the Order of the Building Inspector of the Board of Appeals        
  • Performance of Work of Repair of Demolition        
  • Recovery of Cost of Repair or Demolition        
  • Effective Date of Ordinance       
Collection of Expenses Responding to a Hazardous Materials Emergency Incident       
 
MISCELLANIOUS       
DNR Watercraft Control