Planning & Zoning

2021 Chesterfield Township Master Plan

Outdoor Seating Variance Permit Information and Application Form - June 4, 2020

The Planning and Zoning Department of the Charter Township of Chesterfield, has a unique role within the organizational structure of the Township. The Department’s primary responsibility is that of guiding and directing the Township’s future growth while ensuring the preservation of its attributes. The Department is also responsible for current planning, long term planning, zoning compliance related administrative duties. These functions help to ensure high quality development and the protection of property values. The Planning and Zoning Department also oversees the implementation of the Master Plan, which outlines specific goals and objectives for guiding and managing Chesterfield Township’s growth.

Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals

Planning Commission Agenda
Planning Commission Minutes

ZBA Agenda
ZBA Minutes

Planning Commission Meetings are postponed until July 7, 2020.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings are postponed until July 8, 2020.


The Planning and Zoning Department currently has two full-time employees, the Planning and Zoning Director and one clerical assistant.

Master Plan Updates

The Planning Commission is currently in the process of conducting visioning sessions to gather information for the update of the Township Master Plan. Please watch the website for times and dates for these sessions.

Engineering Meetings

We offer Engineering Meetings and these meeting are beneficial in providing you with information concerning existing utility locations, proposed utility improvements you will be responsible for, or any existing site conditions that may pose a problem with the development of the site. The Township Engineer, DPW Superintendent, Fire Inspector, Building Administrator, Planning Director along with available Township Officials attend these meetings. 

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month during the morning, starting at 9:30 A.M. in 30 minute increments.  The Planning Department may be reached at 586-949-0400 Option 8 then 6.