Forms & Permits

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Boards & Commissions Forms

Application to Serve
Application to Serve (Online Submission)

Planning Commission

Request for Zoning Change
Lot Split and Combination Application
Site Plan Review Application
Land Use Permit Application
Landmark Sign Permit Application
Planned Development Rezoning Application
Special Land Use Permit Application
Sensitive Areas Overly Permit Application

Zoning Board of Appeals

ZBA Application

Departmental Forms

Assessing Office

Homestead Exemption Affidavit
Request to Rescind/Withdraw Homestead Exemption
Property Transfer Affidavit
Address Change

City Manager

Lighthouse Award Nomination Form
Access to and Use of Public Property
Encroachment Permit Application
2015 Calendar Photo Submission
2015 Calendar Photo Submission (Online)

Clerk’s Office

Bed & Breakfast
Building Mover (Yearly) License
Building Wrecker (Yearly) License
General Permit Application
Going Out of Business Sale Application
Insurance Claim Form
Junk Dealer License
Metal Detectors License
New Business Notification
Pedicab Business License
Pedicab Operators License
Permanent Vendor Application
Sewer Backup Insurance Claim
Solicitors & Transient Merchants License
Sound Truck (General Permit Application)
Taxicab Business License
Taxicab Driver’s License
Taxicab Addition to Existing License

Community Affairs

Special Events Policy
Special Events Application
City Parks & Beach Application
Mulligan’s Lodge Reservation Form

Community Center

Rental Application

Election Information

Election Inspector Application
Absent Voter Application

Human Resources

Employment Application

Information Technology

Website Feedback Form (Online Submission)

Planning & Community Development

Permit Applications and Fee Changes 2013
Administrative Approval Application
Amendment of an Approved Planned Development Application
Building Permit Fees Table
Building Permit Application | Instructions
Change of Use Application
Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Application
Construction Demolition Certificate of Understanding
Construction Valuation Chart
Contractor Registration
Demolition Application
Electrical Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
Home Occupation Application
Homeowner Rehabilitation Program (NIP Grant Application)
Land Use Permit Application
Lot Split and Combination Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Moving Permit Application
Permit Application Instructions
Permit Requirements
Planned Development Rezoning Application
Plumbing Permit
Rental Registration
Request for Zoning Change (Planning Commission)
Retaining Wall Permit Application
Site Plan Review Application (Planning Commission)
Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Special Inspection Application
Landmark Sign Permit Application (Planning Commission)
Sensitive Area Overlay Permit Application (Planning Commission)
Special Land Use Permit Application (Planning Commission)
Temporary Use Permit Application
ZBA Application (ZBA)

Public Works

Pot Hole Report (Online Submission)
Right of Way Permit Application
Water Pollution Report Form
Water/Sewer Tap Permit Application

Public Safety

Complaint Form
Compliment Form
Downtown Parking Informational Brochure
Downtown Parking Permit Application
Emergency Contact Form
Fire Safety Audit Worksheet
Parking Appeals Procedures
Police & Fire Reports Procedures
Precious Metal & Gem Dealer Registration
Private Property Crash Report
Special Event Tent Form
Water Pollution Report Form

Treasurer’s Office

Downtown Parking Informational Brochure
Downtown Parking Permit Application
Property Tax Automatic Payment Enrollment Form
Summer Tax Deferment Form

Water Billing

Automatic Payment Enrollment Form


Nondomestic/Industrial User Survey Form

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA Summary
Grand Haven FOIA Procedures & Guidelines
FOIA Request (General)
FOIA Request (Department of Public Safety)

Click here to view the entire Freedom of Information Act

Upcoming Community Events

Labor Day Bridge Walk

September 1, 2014
09:00 AM / 11:00 AM

Join us for the Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk! Participants will start on the north side the the 3rd Street Bridge at 9am, walk to the end of the pier and meet back at Chinook Pier for a raffle!

First Friday Gallery Walk at C2C Gallery

September 5, 2014
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
104 Washington Street Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-935-7337

Featured Exhibit: “Italian Light” with Douglas R Gilbert
Music: Violinist Zachary Graft

C2C Gallery is honored to host “Italian Light” with Douglas R Gilbert. Douglas lives here in West Michigan but began his career with “LOOK” Magazine. He began his photographic career there as the second youngest photojournalist in the company’s history. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Norton Simon Museum of Pasadena, CA and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has exhibited all over the world. Douglas has co-authored three books. He is the author of “Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan” (with text by Dave Marsh).

Douglas’ current work focuses on the qualities of sunlight expressed in the Italian landscape. The light and landscape of Italy heightens this challenge for him and is an irresistible draw for continuing explorations. The physical world is the raw material for Mr. Gilbert’s art. He photographs the environment around him, rather than any construction of his private realities. Douglas’ work will be on display and for sale through the month of September.

C2C Gallery is a Retail art gallery with a working ceramic studio located in downtown Grand Haven, Michigan. We feature more than 35 acclaimed Michigan artisans in ceramics, photography, paintings, glass, hand fabricated silver jewelry, hand painted scarves, wood sculpture, and textiles. For more information see http://www.c2cgallery or call 616-935-

Holland Haven Marathon

September 6, 2014
07:30 AM / 02:00 PM
Holland-Grand Haven

Holland Haven Marathon will be starting in Holland at 7:30am and the Half Marathon will be starting at 8am. Both races will end up in Grand Haven. Check out the website for more details.

Contact Person: Eddie Kline
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 616-610-5782

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