Hayes Township

Hayes Township lies along the north shore of the main basin of Lake Charlevoix between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Visit the Hayes Township website to view the Township Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Districts
 Indicates Zoning that Meets the Recommendation
District NameA- AgriculturalR-1- Low Density Residential
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Defined High Water Elevation/OHWM582.3' I.G.L.D.582.3' I.G.L.D.
Setback from OHWM 100' 100'
Maximum Impervious Surface Lot Coverage30% 15%
Conditions for Issuance of Zoning Permits Yes Yes
Formal Planning Commission Site Plan ReviewNoNo
Engineered Stormwater Control Systems Yes Yes
Number and Use of Docks Yes Yes
Keyhole or Funneling standards Yes Yes
Shoreline Protection StructuresNoNo
Greenbelt/Vegetated Buffer Strips 50' 50'
Specific prohibition of lawn in greenbeltNoNo
Native vegetation requirement in greenbelt Yes Yes
Prohibition of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in greenbelt Yes Yes
Requirement of trees and woody plants in greenbelt Yes Yes
Limited cutting or pruning of greenbelt vegetation Yes Yes
Spacing requirements for new plantings in greenbeltNoNo
Viewing platforms in greenbelt Yes Yes
Paths through greenbelt to water Yes Yes
Maintenance of existing natural shoreline buffers Yes Yes
Prohibition of beach sandingNoNo
Prohibition of alteration of area between water's edge and high water elevationNoNo