The Village of Decatur has partnered with SAFEbuilt to administer our building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes and the associated permits beginning July 17th, 2021.
The Village of Decatur adopts an annual fee schedule with the approval of the annual appropriation bill.
The Village of Decatur is committed to providing clearly defined expectations for development. One of those expectations is to clearly identify points of contact for development review processes. The following examples are provided.
Zoning Administrator - Joe Kline - SAFEbuilt - 269-729-9244 - Email
Village Manager - Christopher Tapper - Village of Decatur - 269-423-6114 - Email
Village Planner - Rebecca Harvey - Village of Decatur - 269-423-6114 - Email
Economic Development - Zach Morris - Market Van Buren - 269-519-6142 - Email
The Village of Decatur will also provide conceptual site plan review meetings which are available to any potential developers. The following link will provide crystal defined expectations and checklist to be reviewed at the conceptual site plan meeting. The outcome of this meeting will provide key steps of application from submittal to issuing of the permit; timelines; identifies who reviews applications, identifies approval standards. All development and building applications are located at Village Hall or can be found on our website under the Forms & Applications tab. Additionally, developer may refer to the guide to development flow chart of development process. The Village of Decatur also would like to indicate to developers the following development fees schedule which is adopted by Village Council with the annual appropriations bill. Decatur Village accepts several means of payment including check, cash or credit card. Questions regarding the documentation of the community's system for tracking development applications will be addressed through Community Core powered by SAFEbuilt.
The permit forms below can be completed and emailed to SAFEbuilt at [email protected] or mailed to their office located at:
107 S Capital Ave
PO Box 190
Athens, MI 49011
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFEBUILT, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE:
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