Planning & Zoning


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.

The City of Charlevoix strives 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 / Variance / Review
Demolition Permit $0
Development Plan Review $275
Parcel Division $125
Rezoning Application $325
Sidewalk Permit $0
Sign Permit $25
Sign Variance
Special Use Permit $300
Alley Abandonment $250
Variance- Zoning Board of Appeals $350
Zoning Appeals $300
Zoning Permit $40