Newsletters & Minutes

September 14, 2021 Council Meeting

October 5, 2021 Planning Commission Minutes

Medical Marihuana Ordinance 2020 DRAFT - as presented to the Village Council 01/12/2021

Budget & Reports

Community Park Reservation Form
Ordinance 2015-11-10 amendment
2020 Consumer Confidence Report

2019Consumer Confidence Report (updated)

FY2019-20 Budget Narrative

Annual Water Quality Report


Colon Master Plan

Public Participation Plan

Rules of Order

Please note the DDA does not have any contracts to report.

Permits & Forms

Download, print and deliver these forms to the Village Office; we are happy to serve your many different village needs.  If you have any questions about the forms, feel free to contact us with questions.

Municipal Zoning
Doug Kuhlman, principal

Since 2006 I have been involved with municipalities in both St. Joseph and Cass County serving as their Code Compliance Officer and/or Zoning Administrator.

Zoning has a very significant impact on a community, so I take my position very seriously to keep up on current events and how they may affect each of the communities, and work with each of the boards and commissions to make sure that each of the municipalities are the best that they can be.

I work with the public to assist you with your projects, and to make sure that projects are in compliance with the zoning ordinances.  You don’t see a zoning application on line as I prefer to have a one on one conversation to attempt to make the application process as simple as possible.

I was born and raised and have lived in St. Joseph County all my life.  My entire career has been in public service. I look forward to working with you was we both strive to make Colon a community to be proud of.

Mechanical Permit


Needed in order to construct or add an addition to any building within the village boundaries.

Electrical Permit 

Needed to do any electrical renovation in your house or commercial building.

Plumbing Permit

Needed in order to change or add plumbing to any building within the village boundaries.

Zoning Permits

Contact Doug Kuhlman at 269 651-3130 

Zoning Fees

Here is the list of fees for Zoning services.

 Buy a Brick Form

Building Permits
Contact Joe Wickey at 269-816-4951
Blight Officer
Mike Haydon at 269-435-8505
Monday thru Thursday  9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday  8:00am to 4:00pm