Short-term Rentals

Short-Term Rental Moratorium Ordinance
East Bay Township's Board approved an ordinance, Ordinance 1 of 2022, enacting a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals while the Board reviews potential amendments to the 2019 short-term rental ordinance.  The moratorium ordinance is now in effect as of Wednesday, June 22, 2022, no short-term rental licenses will be approved during the moratorium. Read more....

Short-Term Rental Ordinance Licensing Ordinance

Ordinance 5 of 2019, a Short-Term Rental (STR) Licensing Ordinance, was approved by the Board of Trustees on July 8, 2019. This ordinance repeals and replaces the previous Short-Term Rental ordinance of June 11, 2018. A Short-Term Rental License is required to advertise and operate a Short-Term Rental in East Bay Township.

How to Apply for and Renew a Short-Term Rental License

1. Applying for a Short-Term Rental License
All property owners who wish to operate a Short-Term Rental in East Bay Township must first obtain a STR License. This step-by-step guide will help you quickly submit an application online. All licenses and renewals are $350.

  • Step 3: Submit your application through this website. If you have trouble with the website, try contacting the Planning & Zoning Office.

2. Renewing a Short-Term Rental License
Each Short-Term Rental License has as duration of one year. Every license is eligible to be renewed, and this guide will walk through this process. License renewals can only be processed between 30 days prior to or 30 days after the license expiration date.

  • Step 1: Review all your original application materials and locate your current Short-Term Rental License number. You will need your current license number to move on with the renewal process. If you are unable to locate your license number, contact the Planning and Zoning Department.
  • Step 2: Update any documents with new or changed information.  This may include new neighbor information, or an updated septic report (remember, the license requirements need you to check your septic every 3 years).
  • Step 3: Attach the requested documentation in the Short-term Rental Application Portal, being sure to include any updated documents. The requested documents are the same as the initial license application. Click here to access the portal.

Difficulty with a Short-term Rental?
If you are experiencing a disturbance from a neighboring short-term rental, documentation is important to any future or potential enforcement. Please see the side panel on this page, "Short-term Rental Disturbance Resolution Process" and follow the steps. Depending on the problem, day, or time, each step either offers a method of resolution or assists with important documentation. 


Leslie Couturier,
Planning & Zoning Office Specialist, oversees the materials submitted for short-term rental applications. 
Phone: (231) 947-8681 extension 1 (short-term rentals) or 4 (Leslie Couturier)

Visit the Township Hall at 1965 N. Three Mile Road or, for guaranteed availability, schedule an appointment ahead of time through phone or email.