Zoning Permits & Ordinances

Public Hearing November 11, 6 pm Chassell Fire Hall.

The purpose of the hearing is to allow residents to review and comment on the revised Chassell Township Zoning Ordinance.

Chassell Zoning Ordinance

To submit comments on the proposed amendments and additions

use the form here – Zoning Ordinance Petition


Zoning Information

Chassell Township is zoned and requires zoning permits for any new construction or major alteration to an existing building.  Please see a link to our zoning permit application below as well as instructions for assisting in completing the application.  There is no fee associated with a zoning permit in our township.

Property Owners are responsible for obtaining building permits, soil erosion permits, and right-of-way permits (if applicable) through the Houghton County.  Please visit the Houghton County website for more information.

Zoning Administrator-Interm – Tim Palosaari (906-370-2960) or Email


ZONING MAP-Adopted December 13, 1995

Township Ordinances

Zoning Ordinance Revisions

Working Document: Chassell Working Zoning Ordinance

The Chassell Planning Commission is in the process of reviewing the current zoning ordinance. Since the document was last updated in the 90’s, The Commission plans to do an in-depth review of the document to bring it more in line with the community’s vision for the future. With this document being rather extensive in length, a small committee is meeting weekly to work through the document. Progress will be posted here on the website as a pdf with track changes displayed so you can see where we’re at so far. None of the proposed changes are set in stone, these are simply recommendations. A public hearing will be held to receive public comment on the document. All are always welcome to attend the monthly Planning Commission meetings to voice any thoughts or concerns.