Permits, Applications, & Fees

Permits, Applications, and Fees
East Bay Charter Township has recently switched over to an online permitting system. If you are applying for a:
  • Land Use Permit (including Single Family Home, Garage, Residential Addition, Bed & Breakfast, Sign Permits, Food Trucks, ADUs, Duplexes, or Home Occupation) 
  • Transient Activity Permit
UPDATE! The EPIC-GT system is down until further notice due to a ransomware attach at Grand Traverse County. Please contact the Zoning Administrator for more information about this ongoing issue by calling 231-947-8681 ext. 3 or emailing

Please use the EPIC-GT portal (click here for a direct link). 

Please click this link for documents related to:

  • Site Plan Review & Special Land Use Permit Flowchart
  • Site Plan Review Application
  • Special Land Use Application 
  • P.U.D. Application
  • Variance and Appeals Application
  • Rezoning & Text Amendment Application
  • 2023 Fee Schedule
  • Sample Residential Site Plan

Soil Erosion:
  • Soil Erosion Determination
  • Soil Erosion Permit Application

For all other applications please click here

How to apply for online permits with EPIC-GT
  1. Go to the EPIC-GT website in your internet browser (click here for a direct link).
  2. Create an account with EPIC-GT by clicking the drop-down menu on the top right of the webpage.EPIC GT image
  3. Click on "Apply" on the home page, then click on "Permits." If you don't see the specific permit type listed, then click on "All."
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If you have any further questions, please review the "Applying for your permit" pamphlet provided by Grand Traverse County. 

Building Permit:
If you need to file for a building permit that can be done through Grand Traverse County. Please click this link for more information and to be taken to the Grand Traverse County website.