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Waterford Code of Ordinances Effective August 12, 2014

The chapters and sections of the Charter Township of Waterford Code of Ordinances have been adopted in order to protect and preserve the peace, health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Township. On August 11, 2014, the Township Board adopted a reformatted version of the Code to provide a more efficient and effective means of providing the Code to Waterford citizens. 

The Clerk’s Office provides two ways to search and review the Township Ordinances:
(1) the complete Code of Ordinances in one document
(2) each Code Chapter with its articles and divisions in separate documents


Also provided for reference below this chart is a link to the previous Code of Ordinances effective through 8/11/14.

 

Waterford Code of Ordinances - Full Document (4.2MB PDF)

Page Guide

Chapter # This chapter includes the following Articles & Divisions:
Chapter 1
General Provisions

 

Art. I.              Purpose, Construction, Definitions, and Amendments,
                       §§ 1-001--1-009
Art. II.            Violations, Enforcement, and Fees §§ 1-010--1-015
Art. III.           Municipal Violations Bureau and Civil Infractions, §§ 1-100--1-108

Chapter 2
Administration

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 2-001--2-025
Art. II.    Officers and Employees, §§ 2-026--2-070
              Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 2-026--2-040
              Div. 2.        Administrative Merit Employment Service, §§ 2-041--2-070

Art. III.  Retirement System, §§ 2-071--2-222
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 2-071--2-090
             Div. 2.        Pension Committee, §§ 2-091--2-110
             Div. 3.        Membership, §§ 2-111--2-125
             Div. 4.        Retirement, §§ 2-126--2-140
             Div. 5.        Pensions, §§ 2-141--2-155
             Div. 6.        Disability Retirement, §§ 2-156--2-170
             Div. 7.        Death Benefits, §§ 2-171--2-180
             Div. 8.        Members Deposit Funds, §§ 2-181--2-195
             Div. 9.        Funds, §§ 2-196--2-210
             Div. 10.      Use of Funds; Interest; Payments; Conflict of Interest, §§
                               2-211--2-220

             Div. 11.      Amendments to Police and Fire Retirement System, §§ 2-221,
                               2-222

 Chapter 3
Animals

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 3-001--3-005
Art. II.    Dogs and Cats, §§ 3-011--3-015
Art. III.  Pit Bull Terriers, Poisonous/Exotic and Dangerous Animals,
             §§ 3-021--3-027
Appendix A

Chapter 4
Building & Building Regulations


 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 4-001--4-025
Art. II.    Historic District Commission, §§ 4-026--4-050
Art. III.  State Construction Code, §§ 4-051--4-075
Art. IV.  Reserved, §§ 4-076--4-150
Art. V.    Property Maintenance Code, §§ 4-151--4-175
Art. VI.  Vacant Property Registration and Maintenance, §§ 4-176--4-205
Art. VII. Reserved, §§ 4-206--4-230
Art. VIII.  Dangerous Buildings, §§ 4-231--4-239
Art. IX.  Rental Certification, §§ 4-240--4-300

 Chapter 5
Cable TV/Video Service

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 5-001--5-030
Art. III.  Cable and Video Service Franchises, §§ 5-031

 Chapter 6
Emergency Preparedness

 
Emergency Preparedness
Chapter 7
Fire Prevention
& Protection

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 7-001--7-025
Art. II.    Fire Prevention Code, §§ 7-026--7-031

Chapter 8
Environmental Protection

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 8-001--8-040
Art. II.    Flood Damage Prevention and Control, §§ 8-041--8-110
              Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 8-041--8-070
              Div. 2.    Administration, §§ 8-071--8-110
Art. III.  Lowland Filling  §§ 8-111--8-170
             Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 8-111--8-130
             Div. 2.    Permit, §§ 8-131--8-170

Art. IV.  Wetlands  §§ 8-171--8-230
             Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 8-171--8-200
             Div. 2.    Permit, §§ 8-201--8-230

Art. V.    Wellhead Protection  §§ 8-231--8-370
              Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 8-231--8-240
              Div. 2.    Definitions, §§ 8-241--8-250
              Div. 3.    Establishment and Identification of Wellhead Protection Areas,
                            §§ 8-251--8-260

              Div. 4.    Use Regulations in Wellhead Protection Areas, §§ 8-261--8-270
              Div. 5.    Regulated Substances, §§ 8-271--8-290
              Div. 6.    Facility Closures, §§ 8-291--8-310
              Div. 7.    Spill Control Plans, §§ 8-311--8-320
              Div. 8.    Site Plan Review Standards, §§ 8-321--8-340
              Div. 9.    Violations, Penalties, and Administrative Remedies,
                            §§ 8-341--8-370

Art. VI.  Stormwater Management  §§ 8-371--8-420
             Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 8-371--8-390
             Div. 2.    Administration, §§ 8-391--8-420
Art. VII. Woodlands Management  §§ 8-421--8-470
             Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 8-421--8-440
             Div. 2.    Permit, §§ 8-441--8-470

Chapter 9
Health & Sanitation

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 9-001--9-025
Art. II.    Abandoned Airtight Containers, §§ 9-026--9-050
Art. III.  Waste Materials Control, §§ 9-051--9-130
             Div. 1. Generally, §§ 9-051--9-070
             Div. 2. Solid Waste, §§ 9-071--9-100
             Div. 3. Liquid Waste, §§ 9-101--9-110
             Div. 4. Distressed and Junk Vehicles, §§ 9-111--9-130
Art. IV.  Rodent and Pest Control, §§ 9-131--9-170
             Div. 1. Generally, §§ 9-131--9-140
             Div. 2. Rodent Control, §§ 9-141--9-150
             Div. 3. Insect Control, §§ 9-151--9-170
Art. V.    Vegetation Control, §§ 9-171--9-240
              Div. 1. Generally, §§ 9-171--9-180
              Div. 2. Noxious Weeds, §§ 9-181--9-220
              Div. 3. Control of Trees, Shrubs, and Plants in Public Ways,
                         §§ 9-221--9-250

Chapter 10
Business Regulations,
Licensing and Registration

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 10-001--10-025
Art. II.    Business Registration, §§ 10-026--10-050
Art. III.  Business Licensing, §§ 10-051--10-400
             Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 10-051--10-070
             Div. 2.    License Application and Review, §§ 10-071--10-120
             Div. 3.    Guidelines for License Revocation, §§ 10-121--10-140
             Div. 4.    Distressed Vehicle, Junk, Salvage, and Dismantling Yard Licensing,
                           §§ 10-141--10-160

             Div. 5.    Massage Establishment Licensing, §§ 10-161--10-200
             Div. 6.    Pawnbroker Licensing, §§ 10-201--10-210
             Div. 7.    Carnival Licensing, §§ 10-211--10-220
             Div. 8.    Teen Club Establishment Licensing, §§ 10-221--10-230
             Div. 9.    Transient Merchant Licensing, §§ 10-231--10-250
             Div. 10.  Secondhand Dealers and Junk Dealers Licensing,
                           §§ 10-251--10-400
Art. IV.  Liquor Control, §§ 10-401--10-430
Art. V.   Precious Metals and Gem Dealers, §§ 10-431--10-450
Art. VI.  Alarm Systems, §§ 10-451--10-480
Art. VII. Peddlers, Solicitors and Canvassers, §§ 10-481--10-536
             Div. 1.    Generally, §§ 10-481 - 10-489
             Div. 2.    General Regulations for Canvassers, Solicitors and Peddlers,
                           §§ 10-490--10-509

             Div. 3.    Solicitor Regulations, §§ 10-510--10-529
             Div. 4.    Peddler Regulations, §§ 10-530--10-536

 Chapter 11
Offenses


 

Art. I.    In General, §§ 11-001--11-030
Art. II.   Offenses Affecting Governmental Functions, §§ 11-031--11-065
Art. III.  Offenses Against the Person, §§ 11-066--11-090
Art. IV.  Offenses Against Property, §§ 11-091--11-165
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 11-091--11-100
             Div. 2.        Theft, §§ 11-101--11-125
             Div. 3.        Destruction of Property, §§ 11-126--11-140
             Div. 4.        Trespass, §§ 11-141--11-165
Art. V.   Offenses Against Public Peace, §§ 11-166--11-200
Art. VI.  Offenses Against Public Morals, §§ 11-201--11-300
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 11-201--11-210
             Div. 2.        Prostitution, §§ 11-211--11-225
             Div. 3.        Gambling, §§ 11-226--11-240
             Div. 4.        Controlled Substances, §§ 11-241--11-260
             Div. 5.        Drug Paraphernalia, §§ 11-261--11-275
             Div. 6.        Model Glue, §§ 11-276--11-300
Art. VII. Offenses Against Public Safety, §§ 11-301--11-350
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 11-301--11-315
             Div. 2.        Weapons, §§ 11-316--11-350
Art. VIII.  Offenses on School Grounds, §§ 11-351--11-380
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 11-351--11-370
             Div. 2.        Smoking in Educational Facilities, §§ 11-371--11-380
Art. IX.  Offenses Involving Minors, §§ 11-381--11-399.1
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 11-381--11-395
             Div. 2.        Curfew, §§ 11-396--11-399
Art. X.   Watercraft Regulations, §§ 11-400--11-404

 Chapter 12
Parks & Recreation

 

Art. I.     Alcohol Prohibition, §§ 12-001--12-025
Art. II.    Recreation System, §§ 12-026--12-070
              Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 12-026--12-045
              Div. 2.        Recreation Board and Hess Hathaway Advisory Committee,
                                §§ 12-046--12-070

Chapter 13
Planning & Economic Development

 

Art. I. In General, §§ 13-001--13-025
Art. II.  Corridor Improvement Authority, §§ 13-226--13-231

Chapter 14
Property, Cost Recovery
and Finances


 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 14-001--14-025
Art. II.    Lost and Abandoned Property, §§ 14-026--14-099
               Div. 1  General, §§ 14-026--14-030
               Div. 2  Lost Property, §§ 14-031--14-037
               Div. 3  Abandoned Property, §§ 14-038--14-099
Art. III   Cost Recovery, §§ 14-100--14-140
               Div. 1   Emergency Response Cost Recovery, §§ 14-100--14-120
               Div. 2  Hazardous/Toxic Substance Cleanup and Cost Recovery,
                          §§ 14-121--14-140

Art. IV   Finances, §§ 14-141--14-156
               Div. 1  Escrows and payment of review expenses, §§ 14-141--14-150
               Div. 2  Bonds and Performance Guarantees, §§ 14-151--14-156

Chapter 14.5
Right Of Way
Management

 

Art. I.     General, §§ 14.5-001--14.010
Art. II.    Disruption Permits, §§ 14.5-011--14.5-020
Art. III.  Use Permits, §§ 14.5-021--14.5-030
Art. IV.  Telecommunications Permits, §§ 14.5-031--14.5-050
Art. V.    Permit Application Requirements and Process, §§ 14.5-051--14.5-070
Art. VI.  Ordinance and Permit Terms and Conditions, §§ 14.5-071--14.5-080
Art. VII. Stop Work or Use Orders, Revocations and Penalties,
             §§ 14.5-081--14.5-090
Art. VIII. Miscellaneous, §§ 14.5-091--14.5-095

Chapter 15
Subdivision & Land Management Regulations

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 15-001--15-019
Art. II.    Subdivision Control, §§ 15-020--15-069
               Div. 1  Generally, §§ 15-020--15-029
               Div. 2  Review and Approval Procedures, §§ 15-030--15-049
               Div. 3  Development Requirements & Design Layout Standards,
                          §§ 15-050--15-069

Art. III.  Assessor’s Plats, §§ 15-070--15-079
Art. IV.  Land Divisions, §§ 15-080--15-099
Art. V.    Tax Parcels, §§ 15-100--15-109
Art. VI.  Vacation of Subdivision Streets, §§ 15-110--15-129
Art. VII. Private Street Requirements, §§ 15-130--15-132

 Chapter 15.5
Taxation

Art. I.     In General, §§ 15.5-001--15.5-030
              Div. 1 State Housing Development Authority Act Tax Exemptions
                        §§ 15.5-001--15.5-030

Art. II.    Tax Exemption--Riverside Gardens, §§ 15.5-031--15.5-037

Chapter 16
Traffic & Motor Vehicles

Art. I.     In General, §§ 16-001--16-025
Art. II.    Michigan Vehicle Code, §§ 16-026--16-050
Art. III.  Recreational Vehicles, §§ 16-051--16-085
Art. IV.  School Property, §§ 16-086--16-115
Art. V.    Shopping Centers, §§ 16-116--16-145
Art. VI.  Reserved, §§ 16-146--16-185
Art. VII. Bicycles and Other Non-motorized Modes of Transportation,
             §§ 16-186--16-220
Art. VIII. Motor Carrier Safety §§ 16-221--16-320
Art. IX.  Abandoned Vehicles, §§ 16-321--16-330

Chapter 17
Water & Sewer

 

Art. I.     In General, §§ 17-001--17-025
Art. II.    Inspections, §§ 17-026--17-050Art. III.  Sewers and Sewage
              Disposal, §§ 17-051--17-220
              Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 17-051--17-090
              Div. 2.        Use of Public Sewers, §§ 17-091--17-115
              Div. 3.        Private Disposal, §§ 17-116--17-135
              Div. 4.        Laterals Generally, §§ 17-136--17-155
              Div. 5.        Rates and Charges, §§ 17-156--17-190
              Div. 6.        Sewer Connection Hardship Provisions,
                                §§ 17-191--17-220

Art. IV.  Wastewater Disposal Standards and Regulations,
             §§ 17-221--17-325
             Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 17-221--17-240
             Div. 2.        Regulations of Oakland County Sewage Disposal
                               Systems, §§ 17-241--17-270

             Div. 3.        Regulations of Water Resources Official; Sewage 
                               Disposal System, §§ 17-271--17-290

             Div. 4.        General Wastewater Disposal Regulations,
                               §§ 17-291--17-325

Art. V.    Water, §§ 17-326--17-368
              Div. 1.        Generally, §§ 17-326--17-365
              Div. 2.        Supply Wells, §§ 17-366--17-368

 Chapter 18
Electric & Gas Supply
Franchise Ordinance

 

Art. I.     General, §§ 18-001—18-010
Art. II.    Franchise Application Requirements and Process,
              §§18-011--18.020
Art. III.   General Franchise Terms and Conditions, §§ 18-021—18-040
Art. IV.   Franchise Terms and Renewals, §§ 18-041—18-050
Art. V.    Violations and Penalties, §§ 18-051—18-060
Art. VI.   Miscellaneous, §§ 18-061—18-065

Appendix A
Zoning
The Zoning Ordinance has been adopted in accordance with Public Act 110 of 2006, Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, as amended, for the purposes of establishing zoning districts and regulating land development within Waterford’s municipal boundaries. A detailed description of the objectives of the Zoning Ordinance as well as links providing access to the full text of the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map can be found by following this link.
Appendix B
Franchises
Pursuant to Section 29 of Article 7 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, use of the highways, streets, alleys and other public places for operation of a public utility requires the consent of the Township and the transaction of local business in the Township by a public utility requires that a franchise first be obtained. Appendix B identifies Township approved franchies. 
Full Text of Appendix B

 

(Waterford Code of Ordinances Effective Through August 11, 2014)