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The Port Sanilac Village Council is the main governing body for the village. They administer all the various departments and ordinances that help our village to be successful.

The six trustees and village president are elected by residents of the village.

There are also two appointed positions of treasurer and village clerk which are chosen by the board.


Bark Shanty Community Center

Meeting Room 3
135 Church St. Port Sanilac, MI 48469

Zoning & Land Use

For direct inquires on permits and new development concepts/review, please use the form at the bottom of this page or email Larry O'Keefe



Phone: (810) 622-9963

*Effective May 7, 2024 Short Term Registration is required for Agricultural-Residential district (A-R), Residential R-1 (R-1) and Residential R-2 (R-2)

Zoning Ord. Update 5/7/24

Zoning Ordinance 17.10.32

Land Use FORMS

Zoning & Land Use Forms

Zoning Map

Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule

Zoning Variance Application

Zoning Appeal Application

Rezoning Application
Application Form

Land Use Permit
Application & Instructions

Special Land Use Permit Application & Instructions

Sign Permit
Application & Instructions

Burn Permit
Permit Information
Apply For Permit Here

Planning Comm. Action
Request Form

Short Term Rental Application 

Short Term Rental RENEWAL Application 

Good Neighbor Guide 
for Renters


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