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Click Here for Land Use Permit Submittal Requirements

For questions please call the Zoning Administrator at

(231) 271-2722 ext. 3, mornings

or email at

Please see our information page on Short Term Rentals.

If you have a Short Term Rental Permit from 2020 and wish to renew for 2021, please fill out this 2021 Renewal Application.

For More Information Click Here.

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Please feel free to drop your payment in our drop box located outside our office door or stop by the office.  The Treasurer is in the office on Monday and Thursday mornings and available by appointment.

If you would like to review your property information and/or pay your property taxes with a credit card or direct debit of your checking account, please go to the site below to process your payment.  A processing fee of either 3% or $1.50 minimum will be added to your bill.

Click here to pay online.


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You may register vote at the Michigan Secretary of State, Leelanau County Clerk's Office, or the Suttons Bay Township Clerk's Office.

Michigan Voter Registration Application

Michigan Voter Information Center

More Suttons Bay Township Election Information

For additional information please call the Township Clerk at 231 271-2722 ext. 2.

Complete the Reservation Form and return to the township office:

Reservation Form

Please note the following:

  • There is no electricity at Herman Park.
  • There is no potable water at Herman Park.
  • There are limited restroom facilities in porta-jons.
  • See:  Suttons Bay Township Park Ordinance

For questions please contact the Township Clerk (231) 271-2722 ext. 2, (tuesdays & wednesdays 9-2) or

or contact the Zoning Administrator at (231) 271-2722 ext. 3, mornings, or

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1.  If the complaint involves an emergency, trespassing, a threatening situation, or disturbance of the peace, you may contact  911 or the Leelanau County Sheriff's Department at 231-256-8800.

2.  You may contact the Owner of the Short Term Rental and/or the designated 24 Hour Contact for that rental.

2020 List of Short Term Rental and Contacts

3.  You may contact the 24/7 Hotline or website hosted by Host Compliance, Inc., who has been retained by Suttons Bay Township to record complaints.

                   The 24/7 Hotline is (231) 866-8689

                   The website is:

4.  You may contact the township office during normal office hours to register a complaint or leave a voice message. (231) 271-2722 ext. 3.

5.  Any complaints regarding pets should be registered with the Leelanau County Animal Control Officer.

All complaints must include the exact time, date, location, and nature of the issue.

The township can only enforce complaints if there is a violation of the Suttons Bay Township Short Term Rental Ordinance of 2017.



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The required Building and Structure Setbacks are contained in the Suttons Bay Township Zoning Ordinance, Section 3.6 (page 35).

Here is the Table in Section 3.6 with footnotes.

Here are some helpful definitions.

The required setbacks are dependent on the zoning district that the property is in.

Refer to Zoning Map

Setbacks are measured to the eave lines of structures.

It is the responsibility of the Property Owner and their Contractor to verify that the required setbacks have been met.

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This page last updated on 8/13/2020.