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LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

Mason County is fortunate to have government officials that are approachable, understanding and committed. Collaboration between the local government agencies and business owners creates a business-friendly environment, supporting growth and prosperity. In addition, the Chamber works in collaboration with Mason County Growth Alliance to ensure business owners get the support that is needed. Please contact MCGA at 231- 845-6646, or visit their website at www.masoncountygrowth.com.

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Mason County website:  

http://www.masoncounty.net

Mason County Building Department

102 E. 5th Street, Scottville, MI 49454
PHONE:  (231) 757-9345, FAX:  (231) 757-9253
The Building Department is responsible for all permits and inspections.

Mason County Clerk

Cheryl Kelly
304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 843-8202   Fax: (231) 843-1972
Email: cakelly@masoncounty.net
The Clerk maintains assumed business names and partnership certificates.

Mason County Equalization Department

Tom Routhier, Director
Mason County Courthouse, 304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI  49431-2121
Telephone:  231 845-6288, Fax:  231 845-6289
E-Mail:  trouthier@masoncounty.net

Responsible for:

  • Property Descriptions and Ownership
  • Assessment Roll Processing for Local Governments
  • Addressing for all units except for: Ludington, Scottville, and the Village of Fountain
  • Aerial Maps and Parcel Maps
  • County-Wide Property Information
  • Real Estate Transfer and Sales Information
  • Property Tax Exemption and Abatement Information
  • Equalization Studies to determine the average level of assessment in each unit of Government
Mason County Register of Deeds

Diane L. Englebrecht, Register
304 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
Telephone:  (231) 843-4466
Email:  register@masoncounty.net
The office of the Register of Deeds serves as a repository for all official records relating to real property (land) located in the county.

Mason County Surveyor

John C. Schulke
3257 S. Darr Rd., Scottville, MI  49454
Telephone:  231.233.0699

Mason County Zoning & Planning Department

Mary Reilly, Zoning and Building Director
102 E. 5th Street, Scottville, MI  49454
Telephone: (231)757-9272 or (231)757-9345, Fax (231) 757-9253
Email: mreilly@mason county.net

The Mason County Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for administration and enforcement of the Mason County Zoning Ordinance in the following Townships:  Amber, Branch, Eden, Riverton, Summit, Sheridan, Sherman, Freesoil, Meade, Victory, Custer, and Logan. The department provides assistance and technical support to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  The Department also assists the Planning Commission with revising and implementing the Mason County Master Plan.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – Mason County

Cadillac District Office, 231-775-3960

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 City of Ludington: 231-845-6237  |  http://www.ludington.mi.us/

The City can assist business owners or potential business owners with property records, building permits, zoning issues, variances or permits, and signage permits. The City of Ludington also actively participates in Tax Abatement programs such as the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Program and are a partner in the Mason County Brownfield Program. When looking at issues for your new business regarding infrastructure needs, allowable uses, and other property type issues, please contact the City prior to beginning any of these projects.

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DOWNTOWN LUDINGTON BOARD (DDA)

DDA Phone: 231-845-6237  |  http://www.downtownludington.org/

The DLB has several programs and opportunities available to business and property owners in the Downtown Development District. Programs available for building renovations include the façade program for exterior improvements and the Rental Rehabilitation programs for renovations to apartment units.

 

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LUDINGTON AREA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

LACVB: 800-542-4600  |  www.pureludington.org

The LACVB provides tourism leadership in Mason County by generating increased visitor stays through effective marketing, collaborative partnerships, and a quality visitor experience.

 

OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES

CITY OF SCOTTVILLE

Scottville City Officials Office, 231-757-4729

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP

Charter Township of Pere Marquette:  231-845-1277

VILLAGE OF CUSTER

Township Supervisor, Lolly Griswold: 231-757-3962

GRANT TOWNSHIP

Township Supervisor, Robert Rakowski : 231-464-5607

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP

Township Supervisor, Stanley Armstrong: 231-845-7801

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