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Obtaining a Woodland Permit - General Guidelines






Below are general guidelines for the woodland permit application process



  • Please submit twelve (12) copies of a plot plan drawn to scale that shows the outline of the parcel(s) or lot(s), woodland areas, existing and proposed structures or land uses including size, setbacks and any other information as required by the ordinance.


  • All applications, including plot plan and fees, must be filed with the Environmental Department a minimum of 4 weeks prior to a scheduled meeting.  In the event of a back-log, the applicant will be scheduled for the next available meeting. 
  • Regular meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm.  You or someone to represent you must be present at the meeting.
  • If the request is approved, there will be a 21 day appeal period when anyone may appeal the decision to the Township Board.
  • If an extension of a valid permit is needed, the request must be submitted in writing to the Environmental Department one (1) month prior to the permit expiration date.




Permit Denial


Denied permits can be appealed through the Township Board for twenty (21) days after the initial decision by the Woodland Review Board.  Upon review by the Township Board, the original decision can either be upheld, or fully or partially overturned by the Township Board, or remanded to the Woodlands Review Board for a second review of the permit application.



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