Permitting and Zoning Guides
Guides to Permitting and Zoning
The primary goals of the Guides are to both act as a quick reference as well as educate individuals, seasoned contractors, and developers with the know-how needed to access critical information in the approval process prior to applying for permits or undertaking a project within a county or municipality. The applicant or contractor should always contact the local zoning administrator, plan reviewer, or permit agent of the various agencies prior to beginning a project.
Revised Nov. 2012:
Benzie County Guide to Permitting and Zoning (updated March 2013)
Manistee County Guide to Permitting and Zoning (updated April 2013)
A Citizen's Guide to Planning & Zoning in Northwest Michigan
A Citizen’s Guide to Planning is a supplement to the New Designs for Growth Guidebook and is intended to provide basic information to citizens that haven’t been closely involved in the planning process, but would like to shape future changes in their community. This is introductory information only.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission