Code Enforcement

The Plainfield Charter Township Ordinance Enforcement Department handles complaints and violations observed by citizens, businesses and township employees, such as:

Inoperable Vehicles
Trash & Junk
Exterior Building Maintenance
Outdoor Storage of Vehicles and RVs
Tall Weeds and Grass
Barking Dogs

Ways to File a ComplaintPhone

Call to file a complaint by phone at (616) 726-8896 or (616) 726-8894. To expedite the ordinance enforcement process, please have the following information available when you call:

  • Your name, address & telephone number
  • What violation you are calling in regard to
  • The property owners name, address and telephone number where the violation exists
  • When did the violation occur or start?
  • Has this violation happened in the past? (if known)

Print the Form

Download the pdf complaint form to fill out and print to submit by mail, fax or in person

Once your violation complaint has been received, it will be investigated and the appropriate actions will be taken to correct said violation. Please do not expect the violation to be corrected immediately, as our Ordinance Enforcement Officers have specific guidelines to follow to remedy such matters.  In some instances, this process may take a few days or even a few months.  Please understand that we sincerely intend work with the public and the residents of Plainfield Charter Township and not against them.  It is the Township's policy to allow the landowner to remedy the problem once they have been made aware of the violation. If they fail to act, the Township will take further legal action to correct the violation.

The ordinance enforcement officer is generally available during morning hours.