County Ordinances

Ordinance
Adopted
Amended
Description
Address Ordinance (PDF)
October 17, 1990
July 15, 1992, March 16, 1994, December 20, 1995, September 20, 1998, March 21, 2007
The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish a county system of assigning addresses to buildings to facilitate the locating of buildings in order to protect the public health and safety by enabling a quicker response time by police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency services; and to provide for more efficient delivery of county services such as building inspections, soil evaluations, health inspection, property tax administration, property mapping, and other county affairs; and to provide for efficient parcel delivery, and U.S. Mail delivery in Eaton County.
Animal Control Ordinance (PDF)
January 17, 1977
May 21, 2003, October 21, 2009, January 18, 2012, February 20, 2020
An ordinance providing for general animal control within Eaton County, prescribing the licensing and regulation of animals and kennels, setting standards and conditions for animal care, prohibiting animal cruelty, establishing powers and duties of Animal Control Officers, prescribing the County Treasurer’s duties with regard to animal control, providing for the impoundment, adoption, redemption and humane destruction of animals, providing special controls for keeping vicious and exotic animals, authorizing an annual dog census to be taken, establishing penalties for violations, declaring certain offenses as municipal civil infractions, establishing a Municipal Civil Infractions Violations Bureau and repealing other inconsistent ordinances.
Building Code Ordinance (PDF)
N/A
July 20, 2016
Ordinance to amend the 2012 Michigan building code, as amended, to provide for violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the 2012 Michigan building code; to place the violations bureau at the department of construction codes; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date.
Electrical Code Ordinance (PDF)
May 20, 1998
February 17, 1999, July 21, 2004, March 19, 2008, April 26, 2012, July 20, 2016, April 17, 2019
An Ordinance to amend the Eaton County Electrical Code as amended, to adopt by reference the National Electrical Code (1999 Edition) and the Residential Electrical Maintenance Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (1994 Edition), and as amended herein, to provide for certain violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the Electrical Code; to place the Violations Bureau at the Eaton County Construction Code Department; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date. For more information, see the Construction Code Department page.
Historical Commission Ordinance and By Laws (PDF)
March 16, 1977
March 16, 1988, December 15, 1993, January 20, 2010
An Ordinance to create a Historical Commission, provide for its appointment and prescribe its functions pursuant to Act 213 of the Public Acts of 1959, MCL 399.171, et seq. as amended.
Mechanical Code Ordinance (PDF)
October 18, 1995
May 20, 1998, July 21, 2004, March 19, 2008, April 26, 2012, July 20, 2016
An Ordinance to amend the Eaton County Mechanical Code, as amended, to adopt by reference the International Mechanical Code (1998 Ed.), and as amended herein, to provide for certain violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the Mechanical Code; to place the Violations Bureau at the Eaton County Construction Code Department; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date. For more information, see the Construction Code Department page.
Municipal Civil Infraction Ordinance (PDF)December 20, 1995
N/A
An Ordinance to provide for a municipal civil infraction and a Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau; to provide for sanctions for violations of municipal civil infractions; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date.
Parks Ordinance
October 14, 1980
March 17, 2010
An Ordinance to provide for the use, protection, regulation, and control of the public parks and park facilities in the County of Eaton, and for other matters concerning recreation, conservation, education, historic and scenic areas, preserves and parkways, and to provide for adoption of rules and regulations and other matters related to the use of and conduct on park property. For more information, see the Park's Department page.
Plumbing Code Ordinance (PDF)
May 20, 1998
July 21, 2004, March 18, 2008, April 26, 2012, July 20, 2016
An Ordinance to amend the Eaton County Plumbing Code, as amended, to adopt by reference the International Plumbing Code (1997 Ed.), and as amended herein, to provide for certain violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the Plumbing Code; to place the Violations Bureau at the Eaton County Construction Code Department; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date. For more information, see the Construction Code Department page.
Property Maintenance Code (PDF)
N/A
July 20, 2016
An ordinance to amend the 2015 international property maintenance code, as amended, to provide for violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the 2015 international property maintenance code; to place the violations bureau at the department of construction codes; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date.
Rehabilitation Code Ordinance (PDF)
N/A
July 20, 2016
An ordinance to amend the 2012 Michigan rehabilitation code for existing buildings, as amended, to provide for violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the 2012 Michigan rehabilitation code for existing buildings; to place the violations bureau at the department of construction codes; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date.
Residential Code Ordinance (PDF)
N/A
July 20, 2016
An ordinance to amend the 2015 Michigan residential code, as amended, to provide for violations of said ordinance to be municipal civil infractions; to designate authorized local officials responsible to enforce municipal civil infraction violations of the 2015 Michigan residential code; to place the violations bureau at the department of construction codes; to adopt a savings clause; and to provide an effective date.
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (PDF)
February 16, 2005
N/A
An Ordinance to provide for the administration of a soil erosion and sedimentation control program for those areas within Eaton County except for those of the county where a Part 91 Municipal Enforcement Agency program or Authorized Public Agency program is in effect, in order to encourage and regulate the proper use and protection of natural resources, to provide for administration and enforcement, to establish civil penalties for violations, and to provide for reimbursement of costs incurred by the County Enforcing Agency pursuant to this Ordinance and to Part 91, Act 451 of 1994, as amended. This Ordinance shall take effect 30 days following its acceptance by the Eaton County Board of Commissioners and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Eaton County. This ordinance is also subject to MDEQ approval. For more information, see the Drain Commissioner's page.
Solid Waste Ordinance (PDF)
October 20, 1999
January 3, 1994, October 19, 1994, January 18, 1995
An Ordinance to implement the Eaton County Solid Waste Management Plan, as amended, adopted pursuant to 1978 Public Act 641; to exclude municipalities; to designate administration of the Ordinance; to define certain terms; to adopt licensing requirements for hauling solid waste; to adopt licensing fees and conditions for hauler licenses; to adopt a county recycling surcharge; to promulgate rules and regulations; to adopt penalties and remedies; to adopt a severability clause; to adopt an effective date. For more information, see the Resource Recovery Department's page.
Zoning Ordinance (PDF)
May 20, 1995
N/A
An ordinance to provide for the establishment of Land Development Regulations and Districts for those areas of Eaton County, Michigan, lying outside the limits of incorporated cities and villages, and outside of townships having their own ordinances adopted or amended pursuant to Public Act 110 of 2006, in order to encourage and regulate the proper use of land and natural resources, to provide for the administration, enforcement, and penalties for violation, to provide for the establishment of a Board of Appeals and to provide duties for the County Planning Commission pursuant to Act 282 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended. For more information, see the Community Development Department's page.

Rescinded Ordinances by Action of the Board of Commissioners (October 18, 2006)

  • Massage Parlors Ordinance
  • Noise Control Ordinance
  • Open House Parties Ordinance
  • Outdoor Gathering Ordinance