- Planning & Zoning
- Department Responsibilities
Long Range Planning
The City Planning Office is responsible for providing technical assistance on creation, adoption, and amendments to long range planning documents such as the Master Plan and Park and Recreation Master Plan in accordance with relevant state laws and common practice
Charlevoix prides itself as being a clean, well kept community for the benefit of our residents and visitors. The City has provisions in both the zoning ordinance and the health regulations requiring property owners to maintain their property and kept free of nuisances.
The City of Charlevoix encourages retention of existing businesses and promotes new business to our area. The City and surrounding area is a wonderful community to live and do business on a year round basis. The business services page at the top has valuable information for new and existing businesses. The City Planning Office works with new and existing businesses on finding an appropriate locations, the review process for any structural alterations or additions, and sign permits. Our office is happy to help in any way we can.
Short Term Rentals
The City of Charlevoix permits property owners to establish residential properties as short-term rental units, provided owners go through necessary registration requirements and activities align with the city ordinance. Click here for more information about registration.
Accessory Dwelling Units
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can foster density and enhance residential use for owners seeking to expand beyond their parcel’s primary structure. ADUs are permitted in certain zoning districts in the City of Charlevoix. To learn more about what constitutes an Accessory Dwelling Unit, rental information, permits needed for their construction, and ordinances regulating their characteristics, please view this section.