Planning & Zoning Department

By state law, the Planning Commission must conduct a 5 year review of the Parks and Recreation Plan for the township.  At that time, they may also amend/revise/update the plan.  The draft plan is now available for the required 30 day review - Click the link below to review the draft plan.  The Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2023 at 6:05 pm.


The Planning Commission has made proposed changes/corrections to the zoning map.  The Draft map is posted below.  The pubic hearing on this draft zoning map is scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2023 at 6:05 pm.


If you have any questions/concerns about these draft documents, please contact Zoning Administrator Heidi Tice.  Her email is zoningadmin@laketon.org or the office phone is 231-744-2454.


Posted below you will find the Township's Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning Map.
The Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 2006 and has had several amendments adopted since that time.  The document posted below is current through amendments adopted in April 2017. 

Also posted below, is a flowchart showing the process different development types must go through to gain approval from the Township. Please also be aware that there are fees and costs for the different types of requests that can be made to Laketon Township.  A chart of fees, as adopted by the Laketon Township Board is posted below.

If you have specific questions, please contact the Zoning Administrator by phone at 231-744-2454 or by email at zoningadmin@laketon.org

Zoning Compliance Permits

A Zoning Compliance Permit is required for the a variety of projects, below is a list of the most common.  Please call the Zoning Administrator at Laketon Township prior to beginning any project to ensure you are in compliance with all regulations, have all the necessary approvals and are applying for the correct permit.

  • Fence(s) (some fencing types and locations do not require - please call)
  • Pond(s)
  • Moving of structure(s)
  • Private Street(s)
  • Accessory Building (less than 200 sq ft in area)
  • Filling of Land (more than one (1) acre in area)
  • Development in Floodplain area(s)
  • Satellite dish (more than one (1) meter in diameter)

Click here for a Zoning Compliance Permit Application.


Land Division, Boundary Adjustments or Land Combinations

If anyone wants to divide or split parcels, change the boundaries of parcels or combine parcels, there is an application process.  It is highly recommended to call and speak with the Zoning Administrator, prior to engaging in any of these processes to be advised of the State Land Division laws as well as Laketon Township Zoning Ordinance regulations that may apply and affect the decision to divide,combine or adjust parcel boundaries. Zoning Administrator Heidi Tice is typically in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays, she can also be reached by email at zoningadmin@laketon.org.  If you would like an application for land division/combination or boundary adjustment click the appropriate link below, or call the office at 231-744-2454 Monday - Friday during regular office hours and one can be emailed to you.  You may also stop in the office and pick one up.

Land Division &/or Parcel Boundary Adjustment Application

Land Combination Application

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