Planning, Zoning, and Construction Resources

“It is the goal of the Emmet County Planning, Zoning & Building Department staff to provide accurate and consistent plan reviews, timely inspections, uniform enforcement of the code, and overall customer service in an objective and helpful manner, using reasonable judgment to assure code compliance with construction projects in Emmet County.”

3434 Harbor-Petoskey Rd (M-119), Suite E
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone: 231-348-1735  Fax: 231-439-8933
Email: [email protected]


PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED!
The Emmet County Office of Planning, Zoning, and Construction Resources will be working with Emmet County local jurisdictions and other county participants to update the 2022 Emmet County-wide Recreation Plan. If you live or recreate in Emmet County, your input is invaluable to this process. Please take five minutes to complete the Recreation Plan survey online, or if you prefer, print out the survey and submit it to the Emmet County Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources. If you have any questions regarding the Emmet County Recreation Plan Update, please contact Tammy Doernenburg, Planning & Zoning Director, at (231) 439-8998 or by email at [email protected].

EMMET COUNTY MASTER PLAN 2021-2025

The Emmet County Board of Commissioners approved a new Emmet County Master Plan for the years 2021-2025 at its November 5, 2020 meeting. The document guides land use decisions made by the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners. County officials encourage the public to review the Master Plan, read through the comments provided by local residents to our survey, and check out a detailed community vulnerability assessment that was conducted in 2019 by the Land Information Access Association for the purpose of providing information aimed at improving climate resilience by reducing human and community vulnerabilities. Comments may be emailed to Tammy Doernenburg, Planning and Zoning Director.

          • EMMET COUNTY MASTER PLAN 2021-2025 (pdf)
          • PUBLIC COMMENTS TO COMMUNITY SURVEY (pdf)
          • PLANNING FOR COASTAL AND CLIMATE TRENDS (pdf)


Complaint Policy and Form – All complaints shall be in writing. Please review the policy and form.Complaint Form

Customer Service SurveyIn our continuing efforts to provide our customers with prompt, professional and courteous service, we request your input and ask you to complete our survey. Customer Service Survey


Permit Application and Forms (PDFs)

Pay permit fees online
Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing
Zoning
Soil Erosion


Quick links

Zoning Ordinance and Map
Master Plan
Planning Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
Ride Share Information


BE AWARE! ELECTRIC SHOCK DROWNING IS A SERIOUS ISSUE!

With water levels still extremely high in the Great Lakes and our inland lakes, there is an increased possibility of a person falling victim to Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). Swimmers, boaters, and dock owners should arm themselves with more knowledge about how this silent, invisible danger can quickly turn a fun day into a tragic day. The Emmet County Building Department has put together an informational article to help you learn more.


Planned time off for inspectors (subject to change)

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us