Planning & Zoning

New Zoning Administrator 

Please welcome Janet Koch as our new Zoning Administrator! Janet has many years of experience and we are excited to have her on our team! Thank you for your patience as we make this transition. 

Janet can be reached at 231-547-3265 or via email 

2021-22 Master Plan Update

The City of Charlevoix Planning and Zoning Department is undergoing our 5 year master plan update! For more information about the process and what you can do to have your voice heard, please click the header above or visit the Master Plan page located in the menu on the left.


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