Planning & Zoning

Zoning Permit

The City of Charlevoix Department of Planning and Zoning strives to provide the highest level of service to the City's residents, elected officials, boards and committees on a wide variety of topics relating to community and economic development, long-range planning, zoning, transportation, and many other land use related topics.

It is our goal to create an attractive, vibrant, and diverse community through innovative planning and community development strategies and practices.

General Information

The Planning and Zoning Department provides administrative support to:

  • Property owners
  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
  • City Council
  • Enforcement of land use
  • Issuance of permits
  • Guidance through the land division process

Fee Schedule

Permit Application Link
Ordinance Link
Zoning Permit Application Section 5.161
Fence Permit
Section 5. 65
Banner Permit
Section 5.104
Sign Permit
Section 5.108
Sidewalk Permit Chapter 40.4.7
$50 - Annual Fee
Outdoor Dining Permit
Chapter 40.
$50 - Annual Fee
Variance Application
Section 5.178
$350 + Expenses
Level A Site Plan Review Application
Section 5.119
$115 + Expenses
Level B Site Plan Review Application
Section 5.119
$275 + Expenses
Special Use Permit
Section 5.131
$300 + Expenses
Zoning Appeals Application
Section 5.178
$350 + Expenses
Parcel Division Application
Chapter 53
Rezoning Request Application
Section 5.191
$325 + Expenses