KIM SMITH – Zoning Administrator
zoning@longlaketownship.com
Phone: 231-534-4284

LESLIE SICKTERMAN, AICP, PCP – Township Planner
planner@longlaketownship.com
Phone: 231-534-4285

VICTORIA VELTING – Planning/Zoning Assistant
planassist@longlaketownship.com
Phone: 231-342-2305

8870 North Long Lake Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49685

HOMEOWNERS & BUILDERS

For construction of single family homes, fences, decks, outbuildings, and similar structures, a Land Use Permit is required. Land Use Permits certify that you meet all local zoning rules. This is required prior to commencing any construction. The County Construction Code office requires that the Land Use Permit be issued prior to their issuing a building permit. The application form and information sheets can be found at the right side of this page.

Some construction projects require submittal of a site report prepared by a licensed surveyor. Look for more information about site reports and a surveyor referral list at right.

To determine whether you need a Land Use Permit and any related questions, contact the Zoning Administrator.

DEVELOPERS

Prior to constructing a new residential development, multiple family buildings, private roads, or commercial buildings, approval of the Site Plan by the Planning Commission may be required. Some projects require Conditional Land Use approval by the Planning Commission – this level of review involves additional standards and a public hearing. See the Planning Commission tab for meeting dates. Re-occupancy of existing buildings or minor changes to commercial sites may qualify for Administrative Site Plan Review.

Application forms can be found at right. For more information, contact the Planner.

DOCUMENTS-ON-DEMAND

DOCUMENT LINKS BELOW

FOR HOMEOWNERS & BUILDERS:

Land Use Permit Fillable Application
Land Use Permit Printable Application
Major Temporary Event Application
Fences, Walls and Decorative Fences Information Sheet
Surveyors and Site Report Information Sheet
Keeping Chickens Information Sheet

FOR DEVELOPERS:

Joint Permit Application – Site Plan or Conditional Use Review
Administrative Site Plan Application
Private Road Application
Private Road Ordinance # 121