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Frequently Asked Questions
Building, Construction & Permits
What construction codes (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) does the City of Portage administer and enforce?
Is a building permit required for my project?
Is an electrical permit required for my project?
I’m a business owner and want to build a new facility in Portage. What is the process?
What type of business incentives are available from the City of Portage?
I am a State of Michigan licensed contractor, how do I become registered to perform work in your city?
Housing Assistance, Zoning & Properties
What type of housing assistance is available through the City of Portage?
How do I receive approval to vary from the requirements from the Zoning Code for my development or construction project or similar activity?
What types of property maintenance concerns are violations of the City Code? How do I request assistance from the city to help resolve property maintenance concerns?
Housing & Neighborhood Services
Planning & Zoning
Planning & Zoning Applications
Boards & Commissions
Doing Business in Portage
Available Buildings & Sites
Code of Ordinances
GIS / City Maps
Housing Assistance Programs
Lake Center District
Redevelopment Ready Communities
Capital Improvement Program
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