Zoning Ordinance & Zoning Maps

The City of Ypsilanti zoning map and zoning ordinance reflect the goals of the most recently adopted City Master Plan. Following are links to the zoning map for the city and the most recently updated ordinance. Note that these are large PDFs.

Zoning Map


View the Zoning Map (PDF). Each parcel or property in the City is in a specific zoning district, and may have additional restrictions or permissions on individual properties, due to Limited Building Types, Special Use Permits, or Variances. The map notes the corresponding district for each parcel and permitted Limited Building Types in the City; it does not make note of special use permits or variances. Most properties within the City do not have these modifiers.

Zoning Ordinance Text


View the Zoning Ordinance Text (PDF). As the zoning ordinance may be modified throughout the year, a PDF of these regulations with the date of the last update marked on the first page will be linked here for reference. For the full Code of Ordinances, please visit the City Clerk.

Thinking About Planting a Street Tree?


Please see the tree list (PDF) for suggested street trees. Visit the Department of Public Services webpage for the tree permit and guidance on how and where to plant a tree.

Fact Sheets on Zoning Ordinances


The following Fact Sheets are provided to address general or common questions regarding the City's Zoning Ordinance regulations. The Fact Sheets are not a substitute for a close reading of the Zoning Ordinance, which is available above.
View the Garage and Yard Sale Fact Sheet (PDF).

Draft Ordinance 2017

March 21, 2017
Annotated Draft Ordinance
Final Draft Ordinance (without annotation)
Current Zoning Ordinance
Current Zoning Map
Log of changes (without signage or structure changes)
Memo on signage
Legal department markup of current signage ordinance
Current signage ordinance
Proposed signage provisions in zoning ordinance

February 21, 2017

Annotated Draft Version (02-15-2017)
Final Draft Version (02-15-2017)