Planning & Zoning

The City’s active Planning and Zoning Department accepts and reviews zoning applications and serves as staff support for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. We are always happy to answer any questions about the plan review process and to provide initial feedback on development ideas before a formal plan is submitted. Planning related applications can be found in the Community Development tab in the Document Center.

The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator and is the primary point of contact for planning and zoning questions for the City of Hastings. Questions regarding site plan applications can be sent to the Director whose contact information can be found on the right hand side of this page. Prior to beginning any development process in the City, applicants are encouraged to meet with the Zoning Administrator for a conceptual review meeting. This meeting can help promote a smooth approval process once a formal application is submitted. In order to request a conceptual review meeting, Please contact Dan King at 269-945-2468 or

For more information, check out our comprehensive Guide to Development under ‘Documents.’

Building permits are managed through Professional Code Inspectors (PCI) who can be contacted at visit or call 269-948-4088 for information. PCI offices are open weekdays from 8:00am – 4:30pm.


Methods of Payment for Site Plans, Rezoning, Variances, And Development Fees

Payment Drop-Box

A drop-box is available 24/7 at City Hall for remote payment. The drop-box is located in the drive through lanes at City Hall. Please place your check or money order in an envelope with the project name and address and deposit into the drop-box. Please do not submit cash in the drop box.

City Hall Customer Counter

Fees can be paid at the front counter in City Hall at 201 E. State Street in Hastings with cash, money order, check, or credit card (credit card fees apply). City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

By Mail

Fees can be mailed c/o the Community Development Department, City of Hastings, 201 East State Street, Hastings, Michigan 49058.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted in person and by telephone. Our vendor charges a 3% fee for credit card use with a minimum fee of $1.50.


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