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Contact Planning Department - Phone: 989-837-3374 Email: bkaye@midland-mi.org

City of Midland Zoning Ordinance

The City of Midland Zoning Ordinance* defines how property can be developed by defining things like where structures are placed, how many parking spaces are needed for a structure, what the setbacks are for a building, and more. 

Different sections** of the ordinance can be accessed using the links below.

ZONING MAP:  The Zoning Map reflects the division of the city into areas - or zones - that specify allowable uses for real property. Click here to access links to the city's Zoning Map in various formats.

Table of Contents

Article 1 - Preamble

Article 2 - Definitions

Article 3 - General Provisions

Article 4 - Nonconformities

Article 5 - Parking and Loading

Article 6 - Landscaping and Screening

Article 7 - Walls and Fences

Article 8 - Signs

Article 9 - Site Development Standards

Article 12 - Establishment of Zoning Districts

Article 13 - Agricultural District

Article 14 - Single Family Districts

Article 15 - Residential B

Article 16 - Residential D

Article 18 - Historic Preservation

Article 19 - Community District

Article 20 - Office Service District

Article 21 - Business Districts

Article 22 - LCMR District

Article 23 - Industrial Districts

Article 24 - Planned Unit Development

Article 25 - Residential Open Space

Article 26 - Schedule of Regulations

Article 27 - Site Plan Review

Article 28 - Conditional Land Use

Article 29 - Variances

Article 30 - Amendments

Article 31 - Administrative Organization

Article 32 - Severability

*The latest version of the Zoning Ordinance was adopted by Midland City Council on November 8, 2004, and went into effect on January 1, 2005. Last revised date April 12, 2010.

**Each section is saved in PDF format, which requires Adobe Reader software. Click the icon below for a free copy of Adobe Reader.