Kathleen Lindquist, Zoning Administrator – [email protected]
Zoning is governmental regulation of the use of land with primary goals to ensure the compatibility of land uses and prevent nuisances, protect natural resources, and protect property values.
Zoning implements a community’s master plan through the zoning ordinance, which divides the community into various districts or zones, and specifies the land uses, such as residential, commercial or industrial, that are authorized by right, permitted with conditions or prohibited within each zone.
Typical zoning regulations address the physical development of the township through such elements as land use, building height, bulk, lot area, setbacks, parking, signs and density.
Both general law and charter townships may adopt zoning ordinances, pursuant to zoning enabling statute.
The Township’s Zoning Ordinance is administered by the Township Zoning Administrator. Requests for site plan review are heard by the Planning Commission. Requests for variances to current zoning requirements are heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Building permits are issued by the Alger County Building Code Administrator, located at 100 Court Street in Munising. A zoning compliance permit from the Township is required to receive a building permit from Alger County.
For more information please contact the Alger County Building Code Administrator at (906) 387-2727.