2018 MASTER PLAN
Garfield Township regulates the use of land through the Garfield Township Zoning Ordinance. The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (MZEA)requires that zoning shall be based on a plan. That means that if a community wishes to adopt a zoning ordinance, it must also prepare and adopt a master plan to serve as the basis for the various zoning districts throughout the jurisdiction. Therefore, communities must also follow the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (MPEA) for engaging in land use planning and preparing a master plan.