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).