Emmet County administers zoning for the townships listed below. When review by the Emmet County Zoning Board of Appeals or Emmet County Planning Commission is necessary, each of these townships can review zoning requests to make recommendations to county officials. Click on the township links for more information.
• Bear Creek Township
• Bliss Township
• Carp Lake Township
• Center Township
• Cross Village Township
• Friendship Township
• Littlefield Township
• Maple River Township
• McKinley Township
• Readmond Township
• Springvale Township
• Wawatam Township
To apply for a zoning permit in one of these townships, check out our online applications and forms or contact the Emmet County Office of Planning and Zoning at:
Hours: Open Monday through 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.
Outside of Emmet County Zoning Jurisdiction
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
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.