Planning & Zoning

Land Use Services Department 
1322 Hayes Road 
Gaylord, Michigan

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 12:00PM    
1:00PM  –  4:00PM

Phone:  989.731.7400
Fax:        989.731.7419
Christopher Churches – Director of Planning & Zoning                         
James Mouch – Land Use Services Director 
Christine Boyak-Wohlfeil – Zoning Officer

Otsego County Zoning Map

(click to download)


Otsego County Zoning Ordinance

Otsego County Zoning Ordinance – Amended September 2019

Master Land Use Table

Zoning Process in Otsego County

Master Plan

2014 Otsego County Master Plan – Adopted 4.28.2015 
2014 Otsego County Master Plan Update Explanation Sheet – 4.15.2014
2009 Otsego County Master Plan

Development Guidelines

Otsego County Development Guidelines

Capital Improvement Plans

Otsego County Capital Improvement Plan 2020-2025
Otsego County Capital Improvement Plan 2019-2024
Otsego County Capital Improvement Plan 2018-2023

Otsego County Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2022
Otsego County Capital Improvement Plan 2016-2021 
Otsego County Capital Improvement Plan 2015-2020

Recent Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments

Proposed – Guest House/Accessory Buildings Text Amendments – Multiple Sections
Proposed – Article 20 Access Management Requirements – Private Roads Text Amendments
Family and Group Care Facilities – Multiple Sections – Amendments Adopted 9.24.2019 
Section 21.1 Accessory Buildings – Amendments Adopted 7.30.2019
Section 21.26 Nonconformities – Amendments Adopted 7.30.2019
Section 21.46 Wireless Communications – Article 6, 8-15 Amendments Adopted 4.23.2019
Article 27 Township Participation in County Zoning – Amendments Adopted 4.23.2019
Section 21.22 Manufactured or Site Built Dwellings Less Than 16 Feet Wide Adopted 11.27.2018
Section 21.33 Recreational Equipment Adopted 6.12.2018
Section 21 10 Fences Adopted 7.10.2018
Section 21.12 Home Occupation Adopted 3.29.2018
Section 21.34 Restricted Uses Adopted 3.29.2018
Section 21.38 Signs and Billboards Adopted 3.29.2018
Article 23 Site Plan Review & Application Updates Adopted 9.12.2017
Section 21.46 Wireless Communications Personal Wireless Communications Updates Adopted 9.13.2016
Article 15 MUZ Multiple Use Zoning District – Elmira Township Adopted 9.13.2016
Article 14 HX Highway Interchange Zoning Ordinance Updates Adopted 10.11.2016

Otsego County Planning Commission

Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes
Planning Commission Meeting Dates 2020
Planning Commission Members
Planning Commission By-Laws
Request to be Placed on Agenda
Planning Commission Ordinance

Otsego County Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Members
Zoning Board of Appeals By-Laws
Time Frame for Zoning Matter
Zoning Board of Appeals Agendas and Minutes

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