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Ordinance and Zoning Enforcement

General Information

To view the City of Lake City’s Zoning Ordinance, please Click Here.
Questions regarding Zoning ordinance, email

Click below to download the Master Plan.

Click below to download the Zoning Procedures

The city (via the City Zoning Ordinance) has developed processes to ensure all stakeholders communicate when site plans are required. As a first step, we encourage applicants to schedule a pre-application meeting, it’s an:

  • Opportunity for all stakeholders to make an initial assessment, and initiate communications regarding the city’s zoning and related planning phases.
  • Opportunity for city staff, the zoning administrator, and the applicant to discuss the proposed project and exchange contact information.
  • The flowchart (in the next column) was developed to supplement the city’s zoning ordinance and give staff and external stakeholders a clear path forward.

Fee Schedule

Permit Application Link


Land Use Permit    


Special Land Use or Variance


Public Hearing; escalated


Payment Methods

To make payments for permits, fees, etc, please click below and select the appropriate payment type. If you are unsure, just select miscellaneous.

Rental Properties

Below are documents related to rental properties.

Blight Planning

Below are documents related to Blight Planning.



Robert Vautaw

City Administrator
Email Robert
(231) 839-4561 ext 102

Physical Address

115 West John Street
PO Box I
Lake City, MI 49651