Village of Elsie

Village of Elsie, MI

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Elsie Police Dept Code Enforcement

             The Village of Elsie’s Code Enforcement Department is a branch of the Elsie Police Department. This department handles code enforcement efforts within the Village limits. The mission of code enforcement is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of The Village of Elsie. residents by promoting safe, healthy, and sanitary housing through education and enforcement of property maintenance, zoning, nuisance, and rental inspection codes. Code enforcement further benefits the community by protecting property values through the elimination of blight such as trash, vacant structures, dilapidated buildings, junk cars, and tall grass.

Code enforcement efforts are initiated primarily on a complaint basis.  Officer Shane Grinnell is the Villages Code Enforcement/Reserve Police Officer. he is a member of the Michigan Asso. of Code Enforcement Officers. He is a graduate of the Belding Police Department Reserve Academy. 

Officer Grinnell receives all complaints, determines if a code violation has occurred, and, in concert with other Village departments, initiates efforts to remedy the situation.

Code enforcement complaints can be submitted by calling 989-862-4273 ext 7, 24-hours a day, 7 days per week, or by filling out an online complaint form at For more information regarding the rules governing code enforcement please go to the main page and click the Ordinance button.  See below for common Ordinance topics


Click here for Rental Ordinance

Click here for Renal Inspection Form 

Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide (PDF)

Common issues NOT enforced by Code Enforcement

The Color of Homes

Placement of child play structures such as trampolines, swing sets and basketball hoops

Trimming of Shrubbery/ Trees ( not blocking views from road/sidewalks) 

Raking leaves 

Placement of trash receptacles

Garage/shed doors being left open

The appearance of Holiday decorations.  

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