Planning and Zoning Administrator - Lindsey Wolf
e-mail: zoning@blairtownship.org

 

 

 

At least three (3) working days before performing any digging please contact Miss Dig at 1-800-482-7171 or by dialing 811.  More information can be found at www.missdig.org

 

Zoning Use Map
  Land Use Map (2,193 KB pdf)
 
Master Plan:
 Blair Township Master Plan Update, October 2009.  (8,786 KB pdf)
 
Zoning Forms:
Application for Land Use Permit (19 KB pdf)
Application for Site Plan Review (55 KB pdf)
Application for Special Use/Site Plan Review (59 KB pdf)
Application for Administrative Review (172 KB pdf)
Re-Occupancy/Administrative Review Application (148 KB pdf)
Schedule of Fees Revised Effective 03/17/2010 (28 KB pdf)
Mobile Home Title or Bill of Sale (6 KB pdf)
Zoning Board of Appeals Application (24 KB pdf)
Parcel Division Application  (107KB pdf)
Sign Permit Application (63 KB pdf)
Fence Permit (14 KB pdf)
 
Zoning Ordinance, update effective May 3, 2005 (Updated 02/26/14)
Land Division Ordinance   Amended July 14, 2015 (34 KB pdf)
Schedule of Regulations (23 KB pdf)
General FAQ - Common Questions (26 KB pdf)
Plat Maps - Link to State of Michigan, DL&EG
Meeting Schedule - Board of Appeals & Planning Commission
Uniform Noise Ordinance (1,588 KB pdf)
Dangerous Building Demolition
October 2002 Community Survey Results (25 KB pdf)
Members of the Planning Commission (69 KB pdf)
Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (43 KB pdf)
Parks and Recreation Committee (14 KB pdf)


Grand Traverse County Soil Erosion
PERMIT APPLICATION PART 91, SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL, OF ACT 451 OF 1994, AS AMENDED GTC SOIL EROSION (24KB pdf)
FOR INTER DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATION PURPOSES - DETERMINATION OF REQUIREMENT FOR SESC PERMITS UNDER THE GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY SOIL EROSION, SEDIMENTATION IN GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY (124KB pdf)

 

Chum?s Corner Retail Market Analysis  This study finds that Blair Township?s Chum?s corner area presently has an existing demand for over 80,000 square feet of additional retail  development, producing up to $26.1 million in sales.  By 2017, this demand could generate up to $28 million in total new retail sales.  Read report. (2,599 KB pdf)

 

Grand Traverse County ORV Ordinance, Ordinance No. 29, Amended August 2013, Effective September 1, 2013.  Read ORV Ordinance No. 29. (25 KB pdf)
Grand Traverse County, Road Commission, ORV Restricted Roads Map

 

MEDICAL MARIHUANA ORDINANCE #140-12 - An ordinance to regulate certain acts by individuals within the Township of Blair, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, that are ?qualifying patients? or ?primary caregivers? as defined by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008, MCL 333.26421. Read more. (28KB pdf)

 

Blair Township Fireworks Ordinance 139-12, adopted 10/09/12.  In the interest of maintaining public health, safety and the general welfare and the comfort and repose of Blair Township residents, Blair Township hereby provides for the regulation and use of fireworks in Blair Township.  Read the ordinance. (92KB pdf)

 

  Dangerous Building Demolition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need a land use permit?

  • New Construction
  • Making alterations to the footprint of your house - interior alterations are within the jurisdiction of the Grand Traverse County Construction Code Office
  • Accessory structures  (portable or permanent)
  • Fences
What do I need to obtain a land use permit?
  • Completed application form - can be found in the forms and applications tab 
  • Blueprints with interior and elevations
  • Proof of ownership
  • Health Department permit
  • Water Permit - if within the district
  • Soil Erosion permit

What are the setbacks from my property line(s)?

  • Residential District: 20' from front and street, 10' from side, 25' from rear
  • Agricultural District: 50' from front and street, 20' from side, 30' from rear
  • Manufactured Home District: 35' from front and street, 10' from side, 25' from rear
  • Commercial District: 50' from front and street, 25' (or determined  by use), 25' from rear
  • Boardman Valley District: 25' from front and street, 10' from side, 25' from rear
  • Village of Blackwood: 5' from front and street, 5' from side, 20' from rear

What are the regulations for an accessory structure?

  • Cannot be larger than the footprint of your dwelling
  • Must be located in the rear yard
  • Must be 10' away from any other structure(s) and side and rear property line(s)
  • Blair Township does not allow accessory structures to be built on a parcel that does not contain a dwelling unit unless it is for agricultural purposes
  • Maximum height is 14' from grade to where the roof begins
  • Structures over 200' square feet require a building permit

How long is my permit good for?

  • One year from the date of issue 

Can I have chickens in the Residential District?

  • You are allowed 6 chickens if your property is less than 2 acres  in the residential district- NO ROOSTERS ALLOWED

I want to occupy an existing building what do I need to do?

  • An administrative review is required - the form can be found in the forms and applications tab

How tall can my fence be?

  • 6' in the rear yard
  • 4' in the front
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