Forms & Permits

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The City of Grand Haven accepts electronic payments for Taxes, Water/Sewer, and Cost Recovery Invoices. Make these payments online at Point and Pay.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA Summary
Grand Haven FOIA Procedures & Guidelines
FOIA Fee Itemization Form
FOIA Request Form
Public Safety FOIA Request Form

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Boards & Commissions Forms

Application to Serve
Application to Serve (Online Submission)

Planning Commission

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

Zoning Board of Appeals

ZBA Application

Departmental Forms

Assessing Office

Homestead Exemption Affidavit
Request to Rescind/Withdraw Homestead Exemption
Petition to Board of Review
Property Transfer Affidavit
Address Change

City Manager

City Email Newsletter Signup
Lighthouse Award Nomination Form
Access to and Use of Public Property
Encroachment Permit Application

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
Kayak Storage Rack
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 Center

Special Events Application
Special Events Application (Online Submission)
Banner Policy
City Parks & Beach Application
Community Center Rental Application
Duncan Park Application
Mulligan’s Lodge Reservation Form
Airport Rental Inquiry
Artisan Market Application *Application Deadline June 30, 2017*

Test Form

Community Development

Permit Applications and Fee Changes 2013
Amendment of an Approved Planned Development Application
Backyard Chicken Permit Application
Beekeeping Permit Application
Building Permit Fees Table
Building Permit Application | Instructions
Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Application
Construction and Demolition Protocol for Use of Public Space
Construction Valuation Chart
Contractor Registration
Deck Construction Guide
Demolition Application
Electrical Permit Application
Electric Services Application
Fence Permit Application
Home Occupation Application
Homeowner Rehabilitation Program (NIP Grant Application)
Landmark Sign Permit Application (Planning Commission)
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 Application
Request for Zoning Change (Planning Commission)
Retaining Wall Permit Application
Sensitive Area Overlay Permit Application (Planning Commission)
Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Site Plan Review Application (Planning Commission)
Special Inspection Application
Special Land Use Permit Application (Planning Commission)
Temporary Use Permit Application
ZBA Application (ZBA)

Election Information

Election Inspector Application
Absent Voter Application

Human Resources

Employment Application

Information Technology

Website Feedback Form (Online Submission)

Public Works

Donation Application | Donation Policy
Hold Harmless Agreement
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 Ticket Appeals Procedures
Precious Metal & Gem Dealer Registration
Private Property Crash Report
Recreational Fire Requirements
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


Upcoming Community Events

Meet Up and Eat Up

July 3, 2017
12:00 AM
Central Park, 415 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven 616.842.5560 x222

Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Central Park, 415 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven
Join us in Central Park (Central High School if it rains) for a free lunch for kids preschool-18. Combine it with your weekly stop at the library!

Grand Haven Beach Cleanup

July 5, 2017
08:00 AM / 10:00 AM
Grand Haven State Park 616-850-0726

Join us to clean up Grand Haven State Park beach after the 4th of July festivities! Make our beach more beautiful & collect data to help develop litter solutions in the future. Enjoy coffee from Aldea Coffee, baked goods from Grand Finale Desserts, and enter drawings to win prizes from local establishments!

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CounterpartLunch & Program with Robert Siegel

July 5, 2017
12:00 PM / 01:15 PM
Spring Lake Holiday Inn (616)607-9205

Counterpart Meeting, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, noon, Holiday Inn, 940 W. Savidge St, Spring Lake, Michigan
Counterpart’s July 5 meeting will feature Robert W. Siegel Jr., educator, coach, principal, adjunct professor, and author of "Learn to Lead with Love." The author will bring us insight and tools to use as we interact with others. Bob's passion is to inspire and lead others in a positive way. He authored his book with the purpose of educating others on how to build teams with humor and heart.
Reservations are required for the lunch meeting at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn, and are due no later than noon July 3 (the Monday prior to the luncheon). Guests are welcome. To make or cancel reservations, email Martha Roldan at or call her at (616) 607-9205. The $11.00 luncheon fee is due at the door and includes meal, dessert, beverage, and gratuity. Please note that Counterpart is charged for each lunch ordered, so if you have a reservation, payment is due even if you cannot attend.
Counterpart is a local women’s organization whose mission is networking, broadening knowledge of our world, and providing support for local women and children. For information about membership and past programs, please visit our website at . For information on upcoming programs, “like” us on Facebook.

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