The City of Bessemer revamped our zoning code in 2011. For your assistance the city developed a Guide to Development which walks you through the zoning code. However, feel free to call the City Manager with any questions. She can be reached at (906)663-4311 or at

All Zoning applications must include the Zoning Action Request Form and the Zoning Fees can be found here. 

Please check out our Building Inspector's page if you are doing any remodeling or construction.

The following are the potential applications you may need. We strongly recommend you verify the application with the City Manager before filling it out.