Charlevoix Township

Charlevoix Township surrounds the City of Charlevoix and lies between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Visit the Charlevoix Township website to view the Township Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Districts
 Indicates Zoning that Meets the Recommendation
District NameI-2- Marine Industrial DistrictPRD- Planned Residential DistrictR-2- One & Two-family Dwelling DistrictR-1- One-family Dwelling District
Compare With
Defined High Water Elevation/OHWM579.8' I.G.L.D.579.8' I.G.L.D.579.8' I.G.L.D.579.8' I.G.L.D.
Setback from OHWM 50' 50' 50' 50'
Maximum Impervious Surface Lot CoverageNoneNone35%30%
Conditions for Issuance of Zoning Permits Yes YesNo Yes
Formal Planning Commission Site Plan ReviewNoNoNoNo
Engineered Stormwater Control Systems Yes YesNoNo
Number and Use of DocksNoNoNoNo
Keyhole or Funneling standardsNoNoNoNo
Shoreline Protection StructuresNoNoNoNo
Greenbelt/Vegetated Buffer StripsNo 50' 50' 50'
Specific prohibition of lawn in greenbeltNo Yes Yes Yes
Native vegetation requirement in greenbeltNo Yes Yes Yes
Prohibition of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in greenbeltNoNoNoNo
Requirement of trees and woody plants in greenbeltNoNoNoNo
Limited cutting or pruning of greenbelt vegetationNo Yes Yes Yes
Spacing requirements for new plantings in greenbeltNoNoNoNo
Viewing platforms in greenbeltNo Yes Yes Yes
Paths through greenbelt to waterNo Yes Yes Yes
Maintenance of existing natural shoreline buffersNo YesNoNo
Prohibition of beach sandingNoNoNoNo
Prohibition of alteration of area between water's edge and high water elevationNo Yes Yes Yes