The Planning Department controls the growth and development of land and the City in general through the use of design and the implementation of zoning ordinances and building codes. The Planning Department monitors the growth of the city through housing construction, business developments and land use patterns.
The Planning Department is divided into the following divisions; Community Development, Zoning Administration, Building Inspection, and Rental Certification, which work closely together through planning process and implementation necessary to facilitate growth of the City's residential, commercial, recreational and industrial areas.
100 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI 48060
Community Development Division
The function of this division is to insure funds received by the City from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are used for programs and services which benefit low to moderate-income residents.
Annual Action Plan
Urban Pioneer Program – Down Payment Assistance for Buying a home. Applicants must qualify as moderate income; home must be in the City of Port Huron; must be willing to participate in 8 hours of pre-purchase counseling; must qualify for a mortgage through a local lender; must have at least 3% into the transaction.
For more information contact the Community Development Office at 810-984-9736
Building Inspection Division
The Building Inspection Division reviews site plans, blueprints, issues permits to homeowners and contractors, and maintains established procedures to enforce existing ordinances and codes. Permit applications are below for your use. Click on the title of the application. Bring the completed application to the Third Floor of the Municipal Office Center at 100 McMorran Boulevard. If you have any questions, please contact us at 810-984-9733, fax 810-984-5384.
Inspectors are available in the office to answer questions Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Building Permit Fees
Rental Certification Division
To ensure its residents have access to quality housing opportunities, the City of Port Huron operates a Rental Certification Program. For further information, please click here to download:
If you have any questions regarding this program, or to obtain copies of the above documents, please contact:
City of Port Huron - Rental Certification Division
100 McMorran Boulevard
Port Huron, MI 48060
Fax: 810- 984-5384
For information regarding State of Michigan tenant rights, visit the following site: http://www.legislature.mi.gov and search for Public Act 348 of 1972.
Port Huron Comprehensive Master Plan
The Port Huron Comprehensive Master Plan provides a vision for the future of the city that builds upon the long history and the assets that make Port Huron a truly unique place.
Comprehensive Master Plan
City Street Map
Flood Zone Information
Port Huron's Zoning Ordinance
The Planning Department serves as the staff liaison to the following City board and commissions:
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room, of the Municipal Office Center. The deadline for submitting items for Commission consideration is thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting. For further information, contact the Planning Department at 810-984-9735.
Most Recent Planning Commission agenda
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION:
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Municipal Office Center. The deadline for submitting items for Commission consideration is thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting. For further information, contact the Planning Department at 810-984-9735.
Most Recent Historic District Commission agenda
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:
Meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Municipal Office Center. The deadline for submitting items for Board consideration is thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting. For further information, contact the Inspection Division at 810-984-9733.
Most Recent Zoning Board of Appeals agenda