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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Ottawa County Planning Commissioners and what do they do?

Information about the Planning Commission, its Members, as well as their responsibilities and accomplishments can obtained from the Planning Commission page.

What is Ottawa County's population and what are the projections for future population growth?

The 2010 U.S. Census population for Ottawa County was 263,801. For the latest population estimates and population growth projections for Ottawa County and its local units of government, please refer to the County Statistics page.

When are County Planning Commission Meetings held?

Ottawa County Planning Commission meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every other month in the Board Room of the Ottawa County Fillmore Street Complex in West Olive.

The Planning Commission meeting schedule and agendas can be obtained from the Meeting Minutes and Agendas page.

Where can I review local unit of government's master plans and zoning ordinances?

City, village, and township Master Plans and Zoning Ordinances can be reviewed at any respective local city, township, or village office.

Where can I obtain geographic information system (GIS) maps of Ottawa County?

Copies of GIS maps for Ottawa County can be obtained by contacting the Ottawa County GIS Department by phone at (616) 738-4600.

Where can I obtain a building permit?

Building permits can be requested by contacting the responsible local unit of government.