Welcome to Planning & Zoning


The Planning Department, in cooperation with the Township’s Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Trustees, is responsible for the Comprehensive Plan which is a long-range guide intended to guide the growth and development of the Township.

Planning Commission
Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m., Thornapple Township Hall, 200 E. Main Street, Middleville


The Zoning Department is responsible, in cooperation with the Township’s Planning Commission and Board of Trustees, for creating and enforcing the Township Zoning Ordinance. This department processes applications related to zoning permits, planned unit developments, special land uses, site plan reviews, etc. The Township requires that property owners obtain a zoning permit for all structures and additions, including fences, accessory structures (i.e., sheds, carports, pergola, etc.), and other miscellaneous items. Before you decide to begin construction you will want to check on the zoning requirements specific to that property.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Meets as required.

Thornapple Township Zoning Districts Map

Check the map to find your zoning district

Thornapple Township Master Plan

Updated in 2012

Thornapple Township Zoning Ordinance