Charter & Ordinances

Charter & Ordinances

This page is the hub for all of the legislative activity in your local unit of government.  It has several sections that you can access from this portion of the page, those are:

  • The Village Charter
  • Ordinances under Consideration
  • General Police Power Ordinances
  • Zoning Ordinances
Village of Lake Isabella Charter

Since originally adopted by the community in  1998 the Village Charter has been amended several times.  A complete Copy of the Village Charter as most recently amended in 2020 can be found below:

Village Charter, As Revised 2020

Village of Lake Isabella Proposed Ordinances

Depending on the type of ordinance being adopted, the Village will hold either one or two public hearings before the Village Council acts on a draft.  In addition to the public hearings, during all meetings of the Planning Commission and Village Council, there are also two additional public comment periods where your input can be offered during the process.  This flow chart outlines the process used by the Village when adopting ordinances.

Ordinance # Summary   Status
2024-02 A proposed text amendment to the zoning ordinance to permit Group Day Cares as a Special Land Use in the LR-1 and LR-2 zoning districts. A public hearing has been scheduled for the June 11, 2024, Planning Commission meeting.


General Police Power Ordinances

  Article II - Village Administration
      Chapter 202  Administration of Ordinances
 Chapter 212  Special Assessments
 Chapter 214  Single Parcel Special Assessments
 Chapter 222  Municipal Civil Infractions
 Chapter 232  Ethics
 Chapter 242  Village Manager
 Chapter 244  Purchasing Policy
 Chapter 252  Boards & Committees
 Chapter 262  Code Enforcement
 Chapter 264  Department of Public Works
 Chapter 266  Department of Public Safety
Chapter 268  Department of Community Development
  Article IV - Transportation & Streets
  Chapter 402 Uniform Traffic Code
Chapter 412 Off Road Vehicles
Chapter 422 Parking Regulations
  Article VI - General Nuisance Regulations
   Chapter 600  Violations & Penalties
 Chapter 602  Animal Control
 Chapter 604  Trespassing
 Chapter 606  Fireworks
 Chapter 608  Burning
 Chapter 610  Noise
 Chapter  614  Noxious Odors
 Chapter 616  Truck Routes
 Chapter 620  Signs
 Chapter 622  Land Division Regulations
 Chapter 624  Uniform Numbering & Addressing
 Chapter 626  Right-of-Way Regulations
 Chapter 628  Control & Access to Village Property
 Chapter 640  Vehicles & Trailers
 Chapter 642  Blight
 Chapter 644  Outdoor Furnaces
 Chapter 646  Swimming Pools
  Article VIII - Taxation & Business Regulation
   Chapter 802  General Ad Valorem Tax
 Chapter 812  Peddling & Soliciting
Chapter 822  Refuse Hauler Licensing
 Chapter 832  Rental Housing Standards
Chapter 842  Marijuana Establishments & Facilities
  Article X - Utilities & Construction
   Chapter 1002  Single State Construction Act
 Chapter 1012  METRO Act
 Chapter 1022  Consumers Energy Natural Gas Utility Franchise
 Chapter 1032  Michigan Consolidated Natural Gas Utility Franchise
 Chapter 1042  Homeworks Tri-County Electric Utility Franchise


Zoning Ordinances

 Chapter 1202  Intent
 Chapter 1204  Definitions
 Chapter 1206  Administration
 Chapter 1208  Planning Commission
 Chapter 1210  Zoning Board of Appeals
 Chapter 1212  General Provisions
 Chapter 1214  Temporary Uses & Structures
 Chapter 1216  Street Standards
 Chapter 1218  Parcel Standards
 Chapter 1220  Small-Scale Alternative Energy Systems
 Chapter 1222  Small Cell Wireless Equipment & Facilities
 Chapter 1224  Fences & Walls
 Chapter 1226  Regulation of Funneling
 Chapter 1228  Non-conforming Uses, Structures, & Land
 Chapter 1230  Zoning Districts
 Chapter 1232  Single-Family Residential Districts
 Chapter 1234  Residential Accessory Structures
 Chapter 1236  Home Occupations
 Chapter 1240  Commerce Districts
 Chapter 1242  Accessory Structures in Commerce Districts
 Chapter 1250  Production Districts
 Chapter 1252  Accessory Structures in Production Districts
 Chapter 1260  Special Districts
 Chapter 1270  Standards of Use
 Chapter 1272  Special Land Uses
 Chapter 1274  Site Plan Review
 Chapter 1276  Planned Unit Development
 Chapter 1278  Condominiums
 Chapter 1280  Lighting Standards
 Chapter 1282  Landscaping Standards
 Chapter 1284  Stormwater Management
 Chapter 1290  Amendments & Moratoriums
 Appendix  Zoning Map