Ordinance Enforcement is a division of the Community and Economic Development 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
Wrecked, scrapped, abandoned, or unlicensed vehicles not stored in an enclosed structure
Yard waste improperly left at the curb for collection
Scattered litter/open trash
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.
In 2020, the City Council approved a change to the ordinance change allowing for native vegetationgardens. The gardens shall not have invasive species as defined by the State of Michigan and should not obstruct the sight lines for vehicles orpedestrian traffic and should not invade or encroach any adjacent properties. The application can be found by clicking here