The Allendale Township Planning and Zoning Department duties and responsibilities are:

  • Land Use Planning
  • Zoning Ordinance Enforcement
  • Permitting and Inspections for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical
  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Construction Code Board of Appeals

The department has the Township’s entire land use zoning ordinance on this website as well as the Township’s Master Plan. If you would like to discuss either of these or if you would like to find out how you can be more involved with Township development decisions, please call us anytime at: (616) 895-6295, ext 1109.

The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for its regular meetings. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on an as needed basis. These dates may vary, so check the homepage at Township ordinances and meeting agendas can be found on this website as well.

Just as a reminder, you do need permits for sheds, fences, pools, and decks. If you have any questions please call the Planning & Zoning Office. Professional Code Inspections (PCI) issues all permits and does all inspections for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits. PCI can be reached at 616-667-8803 to schedule an inspection or to speak to an inspector.

***The Township Board approved adopting a revised building permit fee schedule. View the resolution and fee schedule here: Resolution No. 2022-07 Building Permit Fee Schedule

Master Plan Updates

For a copy of the approved 2023 Master Plan please click here: 2023 Master Plan.

The Planning Commission is initiating an update to the Master Plan. Please click here to follow the process. 


Thank you for considering Allendale Charter Township for your project, we look forward to the chance to work with you. In order to make this process smooth we have put together a packet for your use. It includes everything you need to get started on your project. All of the applications for review by the Planning Commission have been combined into one single application and this is included in the packet. Please click Developer Welcome Packet to view.