Ordinances, Violations & Complaints
The aim of Township Ordinances are to establish a path for each citizen to enjoy the use of their property. That enjoyment includes the use of community resources as well as reasonable expectations between neighbors, vacationers, and businesses. Ordinances are laws rooted in the Township’s Master Plan to deal with and maintain public safety, health, growth, and general welfare. Zoning Ordinances set minimum standards of habitability. Other ordinances deal with fire and safety regulations that residential, commercial, and industrial property owners must follow. Additional ordinances have been enacted to prohibit, and thus respect others, in terms prescribed levels of noise, smoke, and lighting, especially during the evening.
Nuisances, Violations & Fines
The Zoning and Township Ordinances include rules and regulations for lighting, noise, and other matters that were enacted to maintain the respect between your rights on your property and the rights of your neighbors and community. An over simple definition of a nuisance is a particular conduct that deprives another of their enjoyment of their property. Whether planning an event, renting a home, erecting a shed, or putting up a light for your driveway, each property owner is responsible for considering how the use and activity will impact the community and neighbors – especially in terms of actively supporting each other as good neighbors. And for the individuals that need it said, compliance with Township Ordinance(s).
✓ Property Owners are RESPONSIBLE for their guest(s) use and activity.
✓ Violations are civil infractions which include fines, property tax liens, and other legal remedies.
✓ Certain violations can influence the property owner insurance company willingness to pay if an incident occurs, such as, setting off illegal fireworks.
Pleasantview Township Department of Planning, Zoning, and Enforcement
Pleasantview Township Master Plan
Please refer to Township Cemeteries webpage for more information .
Pleasantview Township N. Ayr Eastern Cemetery Ordinance
Pleasantview Township Center Cemetery Ordinance
Pleasantview Township Starr Western Cemetery
Off Road Vehicle (OVR) & All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Use
Per Township Ordinance, the following roads are ONLY available for Off Road Vehicles (ORV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV). Serva Road and Middle Village Road, open to Larks Lake Road, Larks Lake Road open from Serva Road to Robinson Road, Robinson Road to Pleasantview Road then south one mile to Tower Road, Tower Road to N. Ayr Road.
✓ Drivers and riders should consult the The Michigan Department of Natural Resources website for licensing, rules, and regulations .
✓ Reckless defacing and damage to private and community property have regularly occurred requiring thousands of dollars in repairs. Criminal behaviors include trespassing, littering, reckless driving, impaired driving, and speeding.
✓ Each Ordinance violation is a civil infraction with a $500 fine that does not include other legal consequences.
ORV Amendment to the Ordinance
ORV Amended Ordinance
In Michigan, consumer fireworks must meet Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards. Licensed facilities will only sell fireworks to people 18 years of age or older. Low impact fireworks (ground-based items such as sparklers, toy snakes, snaps, and poppers) are also legal for sale and use. For a list of legal consumer fireworks, legal low impact fireworks, and novelties, go to Michigan LARA Fireworks .
✓ State law requires that consumer-grade fireworks only be ignited from personal property.
✓ It is illegal to ignite fireworks on public property (including streets and sidewalks), school property, church property, or another person’s property without their express permission.
✓ State law makes it illegal to discharge any fireworks when intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
✓ Ordinance violations are civil infractions with fines up-to $1000.
✓ Property insurers often describe what damages are not covered if an incident occurs, such as, part of an illegal activity or negligent action. This means your property insurance company may not pay on such a claim.
✓ State law, Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 (Public Act 256), requires that legal fireworks must be allowed on the following days, after 11:00 a.m.:
⚬ December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1
⚬ The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day, until 11:45 p.m.
⚬ June 29 to July 4, until 11:45 p.m.
⚬ July 5, if it falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
⚬ The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day, until 11:45 p.m.
Complaints & Inquiries
Please contact the Township Office at this time. Please check for updates for reporting illegal and problem activity.