2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 169 of 1970


Act 169 of 1970

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of historic districts; to provide for the acquisition of certain resources for historic preservation purposes; to provide for preservation of historic and nonhistoric resources within historic districts; to provide for the establishment of historic district commissions; to provide for the maintenance of publicly owned resources by local units; to provide for certain assessments under certain circumstances; to provide for procedures; and to provide for remedies and penalties.

History: 1970, Act 169, Imd. Eff. Aug. 3, 1970 ;--Am. 1986, Act 230, Imd. Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;--Am. 1992, Act 96, Imd. Eff. June 18, 1992

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 399.201Short title.
Section 399.201aDefinitions.
Section 399.202Historic preservation as public purpose; purpose of ordinance.
Section 399.203Historic districts; establishment; study committee; duties; public hearing; notice; actions; availability of writings to public.
Section 399.204Historic district commission; establishment; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; vacancy; commissions previously established by charter or ordinance.
Section 399.205Permit required; completed application; certificate of appropriateness or notice to proceed; issuance; permit fee; appeal to review board and circuit court; plan review standards, guidelines, and considerations; scope of review; preservation plan; approval; conditions; public meeting; availability of writings to public; rules of procedure; approval of minor work; finding of demolition by neglect; restoration or modification of work done without permit.
Section 399.206Grants, gifts, and programs.
Section 399.207Historic resource; acquisition by local legislative body.
Section 399.208County historic district commission; coordination with township and municipality.
Section 399.209Historic district commission; filings with delegated authority; duties of local public officials, employees, and department.
Section 399.210Construction of act.
Section 399.211Appeal of decisions.
Section 399.212Effect of act as to existing legislation and historical commissions.
Section 399.213Powers and duties of historic district commission.
Section 399.214Local units; establishing, modifying, or eliminating historic districts; study committee; considerations; review of applications within proposed historic district; emergency moratorium.
Section 399.215Violation; fine; payment of costs.

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