Permits & Forms

City ordinances require permits, for a variety of activities, in order to safeguard the health and welfare of residents and businesses within the City.  Permit applications can be filled out online and mailed with the appropriate payment, or brought into the City Office. 

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Assessing Forms11 documents

  • Address or Name Change Form
    document Header Address or Name Change Form
    Complete and submit this form to notify the City of a name or address change on real property.
  • Hardship Application Form
    document Header Hardship Application Form
    Use this form to request a reduction in taxable value due to financial hardship.
  • Hardship Eligibility Guidelines
    document Header Hardship Eligibility Guidelines
    Guidelines regarding residents eligibility for a hardship exemption
  • Property Tax Deferment  Form
    document Header Property Tax Deferment  Form
    Use this form to request a time-period deferment of summer and winter property taxes.
  • STC Application for Deferment of Taxes
    document Header STC Application for Deferment of Taxes
    Please use this link to access standard Michigan State Tax Commission forms.
  • STC Industrial Facilities Tax Forms
    document Header STC Industrial Facilities Tax Forms
    Please use this link to access standard Michigan State Tax Commission forms.
  • STC Personal Property Tax Exemption Forms
    document Header STC Personal Property Tax Exemption Forms
  • STC Petition to Board of Review Forms
    document Header STC Petition to Board of Review Forms
    Please use this link to access standard Michigan State Tax Commission forms.
  • STC Principal Residence Exemption Forms
    document Header STC Principal Residence Exemption Forms
    Please use this link to access standard Michigan State Tax Commission forms.
  • STC Property Tax Exemption Forms
    document Header STC Property Tax Exemption Forms
    Please use this link to access standard Michigan State Tax Commission forms.
  • STC Tax Abatements and Exemptions Forms
    document Header STC Tax Abatements and Exemptions Forms
    Please use this link to access standard Michigan State Tax Commission forms.

Building and Construction Permits and Forms8 documents

  • Application for Temporary Structure, Use, Special Event Permit
    document Header Application for Temporary Structure, Use, Special Event Permit
  • Deck Permit
    document Header Deck Permit
  • Deck Standards
    document Header Deck Standards
  • Demolition Application
    document Header Demolition Application
  • Fence Permit Application
    document Header Fence Permit Application
  • Plot Plan Requirements for Decks and Fences
    document Header Plot Plan Requirements for Decks and Fences
  • Sidewalk and Right of Way Construction Permit
    document Header Sidewalk and Right of Way Construction Permit
  • Zoning Compliance Form
    document Header Zoning Compliance Form

Building Use and Occupation Permits and Forms4 documents

  • Home Occupation Application
    document Header Home Occupation Application
  • Home Occupation Application - Medical Marihuana
    document Header Home Occupation Application - Medical Marihuana
  • Interior/Exterior Remodel and/or Change of Tenant Application
    document Header Interior/Exterior Remodel and/or Change of Tenant Application
  • Outdoor Seating Permit
    document Header Outdoor Seating Permit

Election Forms3 documents

  • Absentee Ballot Application Form
    document Header Absentee Ballot Application Form
    Use this form to apply to receive an absentee ballot application. The form must be submitted in hard-copy with a valid signature to the City Clerk.
  • Permanent Absentee Voter List Application Form
    document Header Permanent Absentee Voter List Application Form
    Submit this form to apply to be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter List.
  • Precinct Worker Application Form
    document Header Precinct Worker Application Form
    Use this form to apply to be a City of Dexter precinct worker.

General Permits and Forms14 documents

  • Committee/Commission Application
    document Header Committee/Commission Application
    Use this form to apply for a position on a City of Dexter committee or commission.
  • Committee/Commission Application for Student Representatives
    document Header Committee/Commission Application for Student Representatives
    use this form to apply to be a Student Representative to City Boards/Commissions.
  • Complaint Form/Request for Service
    document Header Complaint Form/Request for Service
    Use this form to request a service from the City or to make a non-ordinance related complaint.
  • Controlled Burn Permit Application
    document Header Controlled Burn Permit Application
    Use this form to apply to have a controlled burn performed.
  • Employment Application
    document Header Employment Application
    Application for employment with the City of Dexter
  • Freedom of Information Act Policy
    document Header Freedom of Information Act Policy
    Summary of the City of Dexter's Freedom of Information Act Policy
  • Freedom of Information Act Request Form
    document Header Freedom of Information Act Request Form
    Use to request information under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Hawkers and Peddlers Application
    document Header Hawkers and Peddlers Application
    Required before commencing door-to-door sales activities. This is not a same-day permit.
  • Main Street Banner Permit Application
    document Header Main Street Banner Permit Application
    Application to schedule time to hang an organization's banner across Main St.
  • Meter Installation Request Form
    document Header Meter Installation Request Form
    Use this form to request the installation of a water or sewer meter.
  • Oversize/Overweight Vehicles Permit
    document Header Oversize/Overweight Vehicles Permit
    Required for haulers making trips through the City of  Dexter.
  • Pavement Sealant Applicator Registration Application
    document Header Pavement Sealant Applicator Registration Application
    Use this form to register with the City of Dexter to be a permitted sealcoat applicator.
  • Push Cart Permit Application
    document Header Push Cart Permit Application
  • Utility Bill Direct Debit Authorization Form
    document Header Utility Bill Direct Debit Authorization Form
    Use this form to give the City authoriztion to automatically debit your bank account for payment of utility bills.

Parks and Tree Permits and Forms6 documents

  • Donation Form
    document Header Donation Form
    Use this form to donate to the City of Dexter.
  • Donation Policy
    document Header Donation Policy
    The City of Dexter's Policy regarding donations. Please read before completing the donation from.
  • GeoTrail Form
    document Header GeoTrail Form
    Complete this form while participating in the City of Dexter's GeoTrail to earn a pathtag.
  • Special Use, Park Use, Facility Use, and Road Closure Permit
    document Header Special Use, Park Use, Facility Use, and Road Closure Permit
    Use this form to apply for the use of a park or facility, or to obtain an event road closure.
  • Tree Order Form
    document Header Tree Order Form
    Use this form to order trees through the City's spring cost-share program.
  • Tree Work Permit
    document Header Tree Work Permit
    Use this form to request work on trees in the right-of-way.

Planning Permits and Forms7 documents

  • 2018 Engineering Standards with Appendicies
    document Header 2018 Engineering Standards with Appendicies
  • Environmental Checklist
    document Header Environmental Checklist
  • Planned Unit Development Amendment
    document Header Planned Unit Development Amendment
  • Planned Unit Development Application
    document Header Planned Unit Development Application
  • Preliminary and Final Site Plan Checklist
    document Header Preliminary and Final Site Plan Checklist
  • Property Addressing Application
    document Header Property Addressing Application
    Use this form to request an address on a new property.
  • Site Plan Review and Special Land Use Application
    document Header Site Plan Review and Special Land Use Application

Rezoning and Zoning Appeals Permits and Forms3 documents

  • Rezoning Application
    document Header Rezoning Application
  • Rezoning Application - Conditional
    document Header Rezoning Application - Conditional
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Application
    document Header Zoning Board of Appeals Application

Right of Way and Code Compliance Permits3 documents

  • Code and/or Ordinance Compliant Form
    document Header Code and/or Ordinance Compliant Form
  • Land Division/Combination Application
    document Header Land Division/Combination Application
  • Right of Way Permit
    document Header Right of Way Permit

Sign Permits and Forms4 documents

  • Sandwich Board Sign
    document Header Sandwich Board Sign
  • Sign Permit
    document Header Sign Permit
  • Temporary Commercial Sign Permit
    document Header Temporary Commercial Sign Permit
  • Temporary Sign Permit - Public Property
    document Header Temporary Sign Permit - Public Property