County Planning Department

Department Contact:BC
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00 
(231) 547-7234

301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720 

(County Building: 2nd Floor)

Kiersten Stark, Planning Coordinator

What We Do:
Provide planning and administrative assistance to the County Planning Commission in carrying out its functions:

     - Maintain county plans
     - Review proposed new or changes to Township plans and zoning ordinances
     - Review proposed new or changes to City plans
     - Review MDEQ and Corps of Engineers public notices for proposed projects affecting lakes, rivers,
               streams and wetlands in the county

Provide planning and administrative assistance to the Parks Department for the Boyne City to Charlevoix Non-motorized Trail project

Provide planning assistance to the Parks Committee for park improvement projects

Serve as an information and referral source:
     - Planning and zoning reference information
     - Census and demographic data
     - Floodplain maps

County Plans
Future Land Use Plan
Recreation Plan
Solid Waste Management Plan

Census Data
2000 - 2010 Population Change in Charlevoix County
Benchmarks Northwest
State of Michigan Center for Shared Solutions
U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder

Planning & Zoning Resources
Michigan Legislature website
Helpful Hints for Your Legislative Search
MSU Extension - Land Use / Planning / Zoning
MSU Citizen Planner Program
Planner's Moments Video Series
Regional Planning Office (Networks Northwest) 
Michigan Association of Planning
American Planning Association

Other Helpful Websites
Michigan Townships Association
Michigan Municipal League
Michigan Association of Counties
FEMA Flood Map Service Center

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