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Township Offices will be closed January 21, 2019 -Martin Luther King Jr Day
No passport processing on January 21, 2019
Short-term Rental Registration
East Bay Charter Township is pleased to announce that its Short-term Rental registration web portal is now up and running. You may access the portal through the following web address:
The Short-term Rental registration application is $450 per year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Planning & Zoning at 231-947-8681 or and/or  during our regular business hours of M-Th 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More details will be made available through an official press release the week of January 14th. 
Thank you for your patience and we look forward to working with you. 
East Bay Charter Township 
Office of Planning & Zoning 
Community Garden
Seeking a Community Garden Volunteer Champion
Concept plans have been prepared, initial funding has been secured, and multiple partnerships have been established. Now, the East Bay Township Health Planning/Community Garden Committee is seeking an enterprising and energetic individual who is interested in becoming the Volunteer Champion for planned community garden at the Township Offices. This unpaid, but very appreciated individual will work with the committee; partners like 4-H, the library, SEEDS, MSU Extension, the Senior Center Network, and area schools; as well as other individuals, to move the planned community garden forward from concept to reality.   
If you think this volunteer position sounds like a fun challenge or have more questions, please feel free to contact Township Planner, Rick Brown at 231-947-8681 or at East Bay Township residency is NOT required, but previous  organizational experience, a passion for working with others, and a desire to help make this gardening dream come true, are strong attributes being sought.  
We look forward to hearing from potential candidates!
Short-Term Rental Licensing Ordinance
The East Bay Charter Township Board of Trustees approved a Short-Term Rental Licensing Ordinance, along with an accompanying code reference in the Zoning Ordinance, at its June 11, 2018 meeting. While the ordinance took "legal effect" on June 21, 2018, it will not go into "operational effect" until the Board of Trustees approves the associated fees, application, and application timetable. The Township is researching firms which aid in the implementation of the ordinance, as well as 24/7/365 complaint receipt and resolution services.     
It is anticipated that applications will start being accepted sometime in December with an initial compliance deadline of March 1, 2019.   
The principal geographic limitation of the ordinance relates to dwellings located in subdivisions and condominium developments where the covenants and restrictions or the master deed and bylaws limit uses to single-family residential.  A complete copy of the approved ordinance may be accessed HERE.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Planning & Zoning at 231-947-8681 or via email at or