Forms & Permits

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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)


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*

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


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