Useful Materials to Navigate the Zoning Process

Development Questions?
The Village strives to make the development and zoning approval process easy to understand. Many common projects have been reduced down to a single one-page application that can be reviewed and approved when you come into the office.

The Village's point of contact for more complex development projects is Tim Wolff, Village Manager. You can reach him at the Village Hall by calling 989.644.8654. Tim is also available by email at:

Please review the Village's Conceptual Review Meeting Checklist for more information about pre-development meetings offered at no cost.

Fees for development applications can be paid at the Village Hall by check, cash, money order, or credit/debit card. Payment can be made over the phone by credit/debit card. For all credit/debit card transactions a processing fee is added to the transaction.

Applications (Fees Effective October 11, 2023)
Land Use & Zoning Applications Fee
Zoning Permit - Residential Districts $40
Zoning Permit - Non-residential Districts $50
Detached Garage (LR-1 Zoning District)
Detached Garage (LR-2 Zoning District)
Detached Garage (LR-3 Zoning District)
Detached Garage (LR-4 Zoning District)
Detached Garage (LR-5 Zoning District)
Detached Garage (Airport Residential District)
Detached Garage (Medium Density Residential District)
Detached Garage (All other Districts)

Detached Garage Elevation Guide
$40, unless Special Land Use
Variance Request $300
Deck Permit $10
Sign Permit $10
Shed Permit $10
Fence Permit $10
Temporary Zoning Permit $10
Swimming Pool Permit $10
Special Land Use $300
Site Plan $150
Day Care Home $25 - Family
$50 - Group
Home Based Business (No Public Hearing) $40
Conditional Rezoning Request $600
Rezoning Request $600
Zoning Text Amendment $600
Land Division Applications Fee
Land Division $40 + $20 per new parcel
Lot Split $40
New Plat/Site Condo $600
Other Requests Fee
Freedom of Information Act Cost varies based on actual costs
Right-of-Way / Driveway $0
Address Request/Verification Letter $0
Certificate of Zoning Compliance $0
Peddler Permit $10
DAS & Small Cell Wireless Equipment & Facilities

The Village of Lake Isabella does not enforce the various recorded private building & use restrictions which are associated with individual plats and developments in the community. The restrictions contained in such restrictions are a private agreement among the individual property owners in each development. Deed restrictions have no relationship with the Village’s zoning ordinances. Deed restrictions are a private contract and, as such, a civil matter enforced by the parties named in the restriction. When seeking a land-use approval from the Village, the applicant is responsible for any conflicts between the property-specific information (deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, building & use restrictions) and the development request.