Zoning, Permits, & Land Use

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 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, Site Plan, & Meeting Dates
An application must be legible, signed, and dated. Supporting documents must be legible as well. Drawings shall be legible and of a size to view and scale all dimensions, calculations, and topological factors. Inaccurate and incomplete applications, site plans, and drawings will not be processed. An application is not complete if payment arrangements have not been made. Payment is required before any permit is reviewed. There shall be additional fees for costs to verify proposed project criteria.
IMPORTANT: Zoning applications, drawings, and supporting materials shall be either dropped off or mailed to the Township Office in care of the Zoning Administrator. Any type of digital submissions will be not be processed without prior written consent of the Zoning Administrator only.
SITE PLAN: 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 required information – including all dimensions – on the site plan, such as, but not limited to, property lines, setbacks, building envelop, road frontage, utility easements, septic system, well, driveways, fencing, and all existing and proposed structures.
MEETING DATES: A meeting date for Planning Commission review for special use or Zoning Board of Review for dimensional variance will not be processed until an acceptable signed application, drawing(s), and supporting material(s) are received and processed.

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Zone Ordinance, Applications & Fee Schedule

Pleasantview Township Master Plan Click Here View Online Click Here
Pleasantview Township Zoning Ordinance Click Here View Online Click Here

Rezoning ApplicationDOWNLOAD
Special Land Use and Review ApplicationDOWNLOAD
Zoning Permit ApplicationDOWNLOAD
Zoning Sign Permit ApplicationDOWNLOAD

Land Division(s) & Combination(s)

Land divisions and combinations are subject to Township Zoning Ordinance, State of Michigan Law, and County Department of Equalization Requirements. A land division or combination will not be reviewed nor legally registered without a completed Land Division / Combination Application and approval by the Pleasantview Zoning Administrator, Township Assessor, Township Legislative Board, and Emmet County Department of Equalization. Contact the Township Zoning Administrator at the onset when considering a land division or combination. IMPORTANT: After the land division/combination is approved, the property owner(s) is(are) responsible for filing the necessary title work with the County Registrar of Deeds.
Land Division / Combination Ordinance & Application Click Here

Additional Useful Resources

Emmet County GIS Interactive Mapping Click Here
The Global Information System (GIS) is a valuable resource for putting together your site plan(s).

Emmet County Property Search Click Here
A valuable resource for identifying and verifying property ownership and other information.

Emmet County Building Department Click Here
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 Click Here
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!