Township Zoning

Emmet County administers zoning for the townships:
Bear Creek
Bliss
Carp Lake
Center
Cross Village
Friendship
Littlefield
Maple River
McKinley
Readmond
Springvale

When review by the Zoning Board of Appeals or Planning Commission is necessary, each of these townships can review zoning requests to make recommendations to the County.

To apply for a Zoning Permit in one of these townships, contact the Emmet County Office of Planning and Zoning.

John R. Watson Community Resource Center
3434 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Suite E
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone: 231.348.1735
Fax: 231.439.8933
Email

Open Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After applying with Emmet County, follow the specific township’s procedures at the respective link above to be placed on the township planning agenda.

The Townships of Little Traverse, Pleasantview, Resort and West Traverse administer separate Zoning Ordinances, as well as all incorporated areas within Emmet County, which include the Villages of Alanson, Mackinaw City and Pellston, and the Cities of Harbor Springs and Petoskey.

To apply for a Zoning Permit outside of Emmet County Zoning jurisdiction, contact the appropriate Township, Village or City as follows:

Little Traverse Township
Little Traverse Township Zoning Administrator
William Dohm
8288 Pleasantview Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.526.0351
Emmet County acts as Assistant Zoning Administrators to Little Traverse Township. The Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals review site plans, special use permits and zoning variances. The Emmet County Office of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources reviews residential permit applications. Upon approval, the Emmet County Zoning Office issues the zoning permits.

Pleasantview Township
Pleasantview Township Zoning Administrator
Jack Sommerville
2540 S. Pleasantview Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.526.8140

Resort Township
Resort Township Zoning Administrator
Larry Houghton
2232 Resort Pike Road
Petoskey, MI 49770
231.347.7915

West Traverse Township
West Traverse Township Zoning Administrator
Joe Lavender
8000 S. M-119
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.526.7361
Emmet County acts as Assistant Zoning Administrators to West Traverse Township. The Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals review site plans, special use permits and zoning variances. The Emmet County Office of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources reviews residential permit applications. Upon approval, the Emmet County Zoning Office issues the zoning permits.

Village Zoning

Alanson
Village of Alanson Zoning Administrator
Allen Bersonnet
231.557.4161
Email

Mackinaw City
Village of Mackinaw City
Community Development Director
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231.436.5351
fax: 231.436.4166
Email

Pellston
Village of Pellston Zoning Administrator
Randy Bricker
6301 Edgar Street
Pellston, MI 49769
231.838.4499

City Zoning

Harbor Springs
City of Harbor Springs Zoning Administrators
Jeff Grimm
City Hall
160 Zoll Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.526.2104  ext 122
Email

Petoskey
City of Petoskey
Zoning Administrator
Amy Tweeten
101 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
231.347.2500

Emmet County, Michigan
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