Community Planning & Zoning Division

Mission Statement


The Community Planning and Development Department mission is to plan for and coordinate growth, redevelopment, economic development, and wise and effective use of Waterford Township's natural and human resources to create a strong, safe, and pleasant community in which to live, work, and relax.


Main Department Functions


Pre-Application Meetings


We are pleased to offer Pre-Application Meetings to help address any questions you may have and to assist in streamlining the application process. Click to email Jeff Polkowski, Superintendent of Planning & Zoning or call Development Services at 248-674-6238.

Staff Services


Provides staff services for the following Boards:

Lot Split Process


Assists the Assessing Department with the lot split process.

Rental/Mortgage Subsistence Payment Programs

With funds received under the authorization of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Waterford Township may be able to provide rental and mortgage payment subsistence assistance to low to moderate-income Township residents who have lost their job, been furloughed, or had their hours reduced because of the economic impact of COVID-19. Subsistence payments are made directly to the provider or lender on the applicant's behalf. Eligible renters/homeowners include those living in households in Waterford Township with incomes at or below 80% AMI and can provide documentation of need due to the applicable impact of COVID-19. Assistance will be provided to income-qualified households on a first come first serve basis until the allocated funds are exhausted or the assistance program is no longer found to be necessary. Assistance cannot exceed three month’s rent or three times the actual monthly mortgage payment, whichever is applicable.  Further, rental assistance cannot exceed the actual cost of the rent (including late fees) and shall not exceed fiscal year 2020 FMR values as well as HUD’s standard of rent reasonableness.  For questions, contact Stacy St. James at sstjames@waterfordmi.gov or 248-674-6240.

Rental Assistance Application: Click here
Mortgage Assistance Application: Click here