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Zoning

 

Staff:  

Corey Broersma,
Assistant Zoning
Administrator

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(616) 395-0151

                                                             

     

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ZBA Schedule/Deadlines

Planning & Zoning Application Fee Schedule

The Zoning Department ensures that the Township Ordinances are followed and maintained. The Department also provides professional administrative staff to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Administrative duties include preparation of agendas and public notificaitons, review of construction permits for compiance with the Ordinance, site plan review and processing of all variance requests for the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Department is also responsible for issuing zoning permits for permanent, as well as, temporary/portable signs and agricultural structures and the inspections of such permits to ensure compliance with the Holland Charter Township Zoning Ordinance.

The Zoning Department is located in the Township administration office, 353 N. 120th Avenue, Holland Michigan.

The most common types of variance requests for the Zoning Board of Appeals are as follows:

Appeal Decision of Zoning Adminstrator - a request to appeal a decision that was made by the Zoning Administrator.

Petition for Appeal of a Decision of the Zoning Administrator

Change a Nonconforming Use to Another Nonconforming Use - a request to change the use of the property from a use not allowed for that property to another use not allowed for that property in the district (zone) in which the property is located.

Petition to Change a Nonconforming Use to Another Nonconforming Use

Extend a Nonconforming Use - a request to continue using the property for a use that is not allowed for that property in the district (zone) in which the property is located.

Petition to Extend a Nonconforming Use

Nonuse Variance - a request (also known as a dimensional variance) that typically involves setbacks, height limitations, bulk, lot area and other numerical standards in an ordinance.

Petition for Non-Use Variance

Oversized or greater number of accessory buildings - a request for a larger accessory building or a greater number of accessory buildings than the Ordinance allows.

Petition for Additional or Larger Accessory Buildings

Structure Moving - a request to move a house/structure in the Township.

Petition for Structure Moving Approval

Use Variance - a request to use the property for a use not otherwise permitted in the district (zone) in which the property is located.

Petition for Use Variance

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