City of Charlevoix

Charlevoix is city of around 2,500 people located between the northwest end of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Visit the City of Charlevoix website to view the City Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Districts
 Indicates Zoning that Meets the Recommendation
District NameMC - Marine CommercialR1 - Low Density Single Family ResidentialSR - Scenic Reserve
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Defined High Water Elevation/OHWM581.5' I.G.L.D581.5' I.G.L.D.581.5' I.G.L.D.
Setback from OHWM0' 50' 50'
Maximum Impervious Surface Lot CoverageNone40%30%
Conditions for Issuance of Zoning PermitsNoNoNo
Formal Planning Commission Site Plan ReviewNoNoNo
Engineered Stormwater Control Systems Yes Yes Yes
Number and Use of DocksNoNoNo
Keyhole or Funneling standardsNoNoNo
Shoreline Protection StructuresNoNoNo
Greenbelt/Vegetated Buffer StripsNoNoNo
Specific prohibition of lawn in greenbeltNoNoNo
Native vegetation requirement in greenbeltNoNoNo
Prohibition of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in greenbeltNoNoNo
Requirement of trees and woody plants in greenbeltNoNoNo
Limited cutting or pruning of greenbelt vegetationNoNoNo
Spacing requirements for new plantings in greenbeltNoNoNo
Viewing platforms in greenbeltNoNoNo
Paths through greenbelt to waterNoNoNo
Maintenance of existing natural shoreline buffersNoNoNo
Prohibition of beach sandingNoNoNo
Prohibition of alteration of area between water's edge and high water elevationNoNoNo