Permits & Informational Forms

The following list is under one of the two Community Development divisions typically associated with the permit or information form.  The list is in alphabetical order.  Additional permits and applications may be necessary and are available through the Department of Community Development. For more information, or if you have any questions, please call 269-329-4466.

Building and Housing Services
Backflow Preventer Test Report Form
Commercial Building Permit Application
Commercial Certificate of Occupancy Request
Contractor License Registration Form
Electrical Information / Permit 
How to Obtain a Residential Building Permit
Mechanical Information / Permit 
Plumbing Information / Permit 
Residential Building Plan Application
Residential Interior Remodel Application
Soil Erosion Information/Application

Planning, Development and Neighborhood Services
Acceptance of Public Infrastructure Form
Accessory Building Permit Information
Business Special Event Information / Application
Business Sign Guide
Development Application
Development Review Guide
Electronic Message Board Signs - What You Need To Know
Engineer Inspection Certification
Final Preliminary Plat Information
Final Plat Information
Final Preliminary Single Family Condominium Information
Final Single Family Condominium Information
Fire Service Information
Home Occupation Information and Application 
Infrastructure Quantities Form
Keeping of Chickens Information/Permit Application
Landscape Plan Review Checklist
Land Divisions with Public Improvements Checklist
Land Split / Lot Line Adjustment Application
Medical Marihuana Information
Policy of Inspection for Public Improvements Information
Preliminary Single Family Condominium Information
Preliminary Plat Information
Public Sanitary Sewer Main Information
Public Water Main Information
Sign Permit Application / Mural Permit Information
Site / Final Plan Information and Checklist
Special Land Use Information
Storm Sewer System Information
Street Tree Guide and Application 
Surety for Public Infrastructure Form
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy / Performance Guarantee Checklist 
Zoning Amendment Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Information/Application
2014 Street Tree Planting Guide and Application

Additional Information
Brownfield Redevelopment Incentive Policy
Fees for Construction
Fee Schedule for Planning and Zoning
Flood Information / Portage District Library
Guidelines for Accessory Buildings on Residential Property
Industrial Tax Abatement Incentive Policy and Application Information
Lakefront Construction Guide
Medical Marihuana Guidelines
Neighborhood Quality - A Guide for Housing Maintenance
One-Family Residential Zoning District Regulations
Plugging Abandoned Water Wells
Connecting to City of Portage Sanitary Sewer
Connecting to City of Portage Water