Forms & Permits

Click the links below to access common planning & zoning forms.

If you need assistance determining the form you need, contact Planning & Zoning at 734-475-1771, option 5.

Building PermitsThe City of Chelsea Planning and Zoning department administers and enforces the Zoning ordinances for the City and issues permits for structural changes, uses and sign construction within the City.  The City of Chelsea has adopted the Michigan Building Codes and those codes are administered and enforced by the Chelsea Area Construction Agency (C.A.C.A.).  C.A.C.A. is a governmental agency created by an inter-local agreement between the City and the surrounding townships.
C.A.C.A. is funded entirely through revenues generated by inspection fees.  Agency headquarters are located at 12172 Jackson Road, Dexter, Michigan. Visit their website at or contact them directly at 734-475-4420.

Property owners within the City must obtain a zoning permit for structural changes prior to contacting C.A.C.A. for a building permit.
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Forms6 documents

  • Zoning Compliance Application
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  • Special Use Permit
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  • Zoning Board of Appeals Application
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  • Planning Commission Site Plan Application
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  • Community Development Fee Schedule
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  • Right of Way Permit
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