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.
Mason County website:
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
304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 843-8202 Fax: (231) 843-1972
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
- 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Township Supervisor, Robert Rakowski : 231-464-5607
Township Supervisor, Stanley Armstrong: 231-845-7801