Planning & Zoning Department

What is Planning?

Land Use Planning is a collaborative process that aims to improve the welfare of people and their community by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations to live, work and play. Planning enables civic leaders, businesses, and citizens to have a meaningful role in creating a community that enrich people’s lives. Good planning helps create communities that offer better choices for where and how people live. Planning helps envision our future. It assists in helping find the right balance of new development and essential services, environmental protection, recreational opportunities and innovative change.


Marquette Township Master Plan




What is Zoning?

Zoning is a tool used in the protection of the public health, safety and general welfare by prescribing how land owners may develop or build upon their properties. Zoning laws serve several functions. To begin with, they protect existing businesses and residences. For example, in a community without zoning laws, a company could build a factory in the middle of a residential zone, potentially impacting the quality of life and/or property values of its residents. Zoning laws ensure that land use is consistent within a specific area, and that conflicting uses like heavy industry and residential housing are kept isolated from each other for the convenience and welfare of all.


Marquette Township Zoning Ordinance

Marquette Township Zoning Ordinance (By Article)










Marquette Township Zoning Map  














Marquette Township Future Land Use Map










Documents & Links

Planning Documents

Marquette Township Master Plan

Planning Commission Info./Documents

Future Land Use Map


Zoning Documents

Marquette Township Zoning Ordinance

Marquette Township Zoning Ordinance (By Article)

Zoning Map

Zoning Permits

Complete Streets Ordinance

Off-Street Parking Ordinance

Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

Sign Ordinance





Jason McCarthy


Jason McCarthy – Planning/Zoning Administrator

906-228-6220  Ext. 105 








Izaak Peterson – Staff Planner

906-228-6220  Ext. 108