Community Development

The Eaton County Courthouse and the Community Development Department will be closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff will be available by phone and in some cases by appointment to the public during modified office hours on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If this is of an urgent nature please e-mail Claudine Williams at

The Eaton County Community Development Department provides a public service to the local units of government and citizens of Eaton County in the areas of Planning and Zoning, Economic Development, Housing and Veterans Services.  The Department is dedicated to improving and sustaining the quality of the natural and built environment that attracts business investments and residential growth in the county, as well as the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Eaton County.  Our goal is to promote and enhance the community by providing fair, high quality, streamlined permit processes and services to all of the department’s customers.