Department of Planning and Community Development Allendale Charter Township

  • Land Use Planning
  • Zoning Ordinance Enforcement
  • Permitting and Inspections for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical
  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Construction Code Board of Appeals

The department has the Township’s entire land use zoning ordinance on this website as well as the Township’s Master Plan. If you would like to discuss either of these or if you would like to find out how you can be more involved with Township development decisions, please call us anytime at: (616) 895-6295, ext 1109.

The Planning Commission is in the process of updating the Master Plan.  If you would like more information on this please visit our Master Plan website:

Just as a reminder, you do need permits for sheds, fences, pools, decks and temporary signs. If you have any questions please call the office at (616) 895-6295, ext. 1109. Professional Code Inspections (PCI) issues all permits and does all inspections for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits. Please call PCI at 616-667-8803 to schedule an inspection or to speak to an inspector.

The Planning Commission generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for its regular meetings. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on an as needed basis. These dates may vary, so check the website at or contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (616) 895-6295, ext. 1109. Township ordinances and meeting agendas can be found on this website as well.


Thank-you for considering Allendale Charter Township for your project, we look forward to the chance to work with you. In order to make this process go more smoothly we have put together a packet for your use. It includes everything you need to get started on your project. All of the applications for review by the Planning Commission have been combined into one single application and this is included in the packet. Please click here to view the Developer Welcome Packet.