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Community Development Department

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Community Development Department

The Clawson Community Development Department is responsible for administering the Michigan Building Code,  City’s Code of Ordinances as well as the City's Master Plan.  We work with residents and businesses to complete building expansions and improvements, and implement local, state and federal policies and laws when facilitating new developments in the city. Each of these functions are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community.

The Community Development Department plays an important role in implementing the appropriate measures to maintain the character and charm of city neighborhoods as well.  This includes, but is not limited to, responding to requests for rezoning and special land use, reviewing business licenses, sign permits and coordinating the activities of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

We are located at Clawson City Hall -  425 N. Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017. Within the Community Development Department, we provide the following services for the City of Clawson: 

  • Building Inpsections
  • Ordinance Code Enforcement
  • Planning & Zoning 
  • Economic Development 

Pre-Application Meetings: The city offers pre-application meetings to discuss potential development projects at City Hall every Thursday. To schedule an appointment, please email the city planner at cityplanner@cityofclawson.com.

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Drew Benson
Director of Community &          Economic Development

dbenson@cityofclawson.com  
248.435.4500 ext. 115
Jon Weingarten 
Administrative Clerk

jweingarten@cityofclawson.com
  
248.435.4500 ext. 121
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City of Clawson | 425 N. Main | Clawson, MI 48017 | Tel 248.435.4500
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