The Planning, Zoning, and Enforcement Department is here to support your plans, the growth of our Township, and is responsible to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the community – those many things that people admire and reasons for visiting and living in the area. A zoning permit is required before erecting, moving, or altering the exterior of any building or structure. This includes decks, sheds of any kind, and temporary structures. A permit is also required prior to any excavation or filling of any land, such as, driveways, septic systems, and similar projects. A fee free permit is required to erect any fencing. Don’t forget that signage requires a permit with some exceptions for residential events such as garage sales.
Application(s) & Site Plan(s)
Inaccurate and incomplete applications or site plans will not be processed and shall be returned. An application is not complete if payment arrangements have not been made. Payment is required before any permit is issued. The site plan is a key document for reviewing and either approving or rejecting a permit application. The applicant is responsible for accurately putting together the requested information – including all dimensions – on the site plan, such as, but not limited to, property lines, road frontage, utility easements, septic system, well, driveways, fencing, and all existing and new structures. Contact the Township Office at (231) 526-8140 about an appointment to discuss or meet with you at any stage of your planning process.
Before any Contracted and DIY Excavation Project, Contact Miss Dig – It’s the Law!
Protect yourself, family, and community! Prior to conducting any excavation on your property, contact MISS DIG 811 by using e-Locate, call 1-800-482-7171, or visit Miss Dig’s website .
Land Division(s) & Combination(s)
Land divisions and combinations are subject to Township Zoning Ordinances. A land division or combination will not be legally registered without a Land Division / Combination Application and approval by the Pleasantview Zoning Administrator, Pleasantview Assessor, and Emmet County Clerk. Jeff Grimm, the Township Assessor, suggests contacting the Township Office at (231) 526-8140 at the onset when considering a land division or combination. See the Property Assessor & Review webpage for additional contact information .
Zone Ordinance, Application(s) & Fee Schedule (Download in PDF Format)
Additional Useful Resources
Emmet County Building Department
The Emmet County Building Department is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people who live and work in Emmet County by regulating the construction of our built environment and to ensure compliance with the construction statutes, ordinances, and related rules and regulations.
Emmet County Recycling & Waste
You care about your community. You care about nature and the great outdoors. You care about Michigan. And, yes, you care about your wallet. So together, we do the simple, everyday things that addresses all these: reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting. Thank you for recycling with us!