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Government

The City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti (ip-s'-ln-t) was incorporated as a village in 1832 and as a city in 1858.  The incorporated area of the city is 4.3 square miles.  As of the 2010 US Census, the City of Ypsilanti's population is 19,435.



Meet your Elected Officials

Please visit this section to obtain official records, communications, and goals of the Ypsilanti City Council.

Boards and Commissions

Information about your board representatives, meeting records & dates, and other helpful resources.

City Clerk

Visit the City Clerk to view public records; apply for licenses; and learn about upcoming voting and election opportunities.

Planning and Development

Vist our Planning and Development section to learn about city projects, demographic reports, and zoning maps & ordinances.

Work Permits

Building Department

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Historic District

Historic District Commission

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The city’s downtown has recently developed loft apartments along Michigan Avenue, several new restaurants, and a new public library. Ypsilanti is also home to Eastern Michigan University, and is in close proximity to The University of Michigan, and two major hospitals. Residents and visitors enjoy such annual events as The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, The Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, The Orphan Car Show, and Elvisfest.