Ordinance Enforcement


Ordinance Enforcement is a division of the Police Department. Its purpose is to ensure safety and compliance with city code requirements.

Common Ordinance Violations

  • Failure to remove graffiti
  • Grass and weeds in excess of 10''
  • Non-permitted or improper placement of signs
  • Snow or ice not cleared from sidewalks or parking lots within 48 hours of snowfalls greater than one inch
  • Trash at the curb before/after permitted time
  • Trash/recycle receptacles left out past 8:00 a.m. on the day after scheduled trash day
  • Unlicensed animals
  • Wrecked, scrapped, abandoned, or unlicensed vehicles not stored in an enclosed structure
  • Yard waste improperly left at the curb for collection
  • Zoning violations
  • Scattered litter/open trash

Animal Control

The City of Ypsilanti currently does not have a City Animal Control Officer. If your issue concerns a stray animal or wildlife removal, please contact the Humane Society of Huron Valley at (734) 662-5585. For more details about wildlife removal services, please visit the Humane Society of Huron Valley-Humane Wildlife Removal Service webpage.