Starting Monday September 11th, 2023 Cannon Township will no longer process building permits at the Township Offices, Imperial Municipal Services our long time building inspectors, who have also been reviewing permits will take over the handling of permits. All permits will need to be submitted to the IMS office at 263 Northland Drive Rockford, MI.
A one month grace period will be open until Wednesday October 11th, 2023 for permits to still be dropped off at the Cannon Township Office.
Moving forward, a Zoning Permit will need to be approved by the Zoning Administrator prior to permits being approved by IMS, if your property is within 500 ft. of lakes, rivers, streams or wetlands, a Cannon Township Storm Water permit and Kent County Soil Erosion permit will be required. These items will be identified during the Zoning Permit review. Zoning permits will need to be filled out and dropped off at the Township offices along with Driveway permits and Sewer Permits or emailed to the Zoning Administrator.
Cannon Township contracts with Imperial Municipal Services (IMS) to provide building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits and inspections. Rick Sparks is the on-site Building Official for Cannon Township and is available at the Township Center M, W, F 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Aside from the listed office hours Rick Sparks may also be contacted at Imperial Municipal Services by calling 616 863-9294 for code questions and/or to schedule inspections.
Zoning permits are required for any new structure as well as a change in the footprint of an existing structure. Contact the Zoning Administrator at 616 884-2206 with questions.
Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
Email the Zoning Administrator
Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Permit Application15 documents
- Building Permit Checklist
- Double Permit Fee - Resolution 1991
- Driveway Permit
- Roof Load Data Sheet
- Garage or Pole Barn Plan
- Commercial Zoning Permit
- Electronic Sign Permit Application Residential and OS-PUD
- Electronic Sign Permit Application Business & Industrial
- Electronic Sign Permit Application V-PUD
- Schedule of Regulations - setbacks and lot sizes for most zoning districts
- Cell Tower Co-location application
- 2009 Building Code for Pools, Spas, & Hot Tubs
- Electrical Permit Application
- Mechanical Permit Application
- Plumbing Permit Application