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Zoning Ordinance

The 2015 Garfield Township Zoning Ordinance as updated with all amendments through 2021 is listed below.

Table of Contents

Article 1 - General Provisions
Article 2 - Definitions
Article 3 - Zoning Districts
Article 4 - Procedures
Article 5 - Development Standards
Article 6 - General Use Regulations
Article 7 - Supplemental and Special Use Standards
Article 8 - Nonconformity
Article 9 - Submittal Requirements
Article 10 - Administration
Article 11 - Legal Status

Zoning Map - Formatted to print on 11x17" paper.

Larger Map sizes are available.  Contact Garfield Township for more information.


Grand Traverse Commons Redevelopment District Zoning Ordinance

The City of Traverse City and Garfield Township Joint Planning Commission (JPC) administers a Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance for the Grand Traverse Commons Redevelopment District.  Please find a copy of the Grand Traverse Commons Development Regulations adopted May 7, 2017 here.  


Interactive Maps

Check out the Interactive Zoning Map for information about parcels, parks, and more!  


Complete Garfield Township Zoning Ordinance 

(effective May 25, 2015, reflecting amendments through June 20, 2021)


Amendments to Garfield Township Zoning Ordinance

Native Plant Requirements for Landscape Plans


This page last updated on 7/20/2021.

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