The City's Planning Department is dedicated to providing leadership in achieving the public's vision of an ideal community. This is accomplished through the department's responsibilities, which include establishing community development objectives; researching and monitoring growth and development within Midland; preparing development plans and programs; assisting other City departments, governmental agencies, and the public on planning/community development matters; assisting boards and commissions involved in planning/development; reviewing and reporting on development proposals that affect growth; coordinating development activities affecting city growth; administering City duties with respect to the Federal Flood Insurance Program, and; planning, administration, and implementation of the Community Development Block Grant program.

Planning Department Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except designated holidays)

Midland City Hall
333 W. Ellsworth St.
Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-837-3374

Master Plan

More on the City of Midland's long-range land use planning guide.

Fee Schedule

Find Out Planning Fees Click here for costs to purchase maps, site plan reviews, the zoning ordinance book, etc.

Miscellaneous Planning Forms

Planning & Community Development Department forms

Planning & Community Development

Planning & Community Development is comprised of:

Planning Department:  (see info. at left)

Housing Department:  Housing oversees affordable housing issues for the community including allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds to assist in code compliance, construction of affordable housing options, and operation of two senior housing facilities - Washington Woods and Riverside Place.

Building Department:  The department regulates the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all properties, buildings, and structures defined by the City's Code of Ordinances.  The department is also charged with enforcing State construction codes and administering various building permits.

Latest Updates

Check Out our New Forms:

2014 Public Hearings Schedule  Dates by which materials for 2014 Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings must be submitted.

Flood Information  Flood safety, insurance rates, flood maps, and Tittabawassee River's current water levels.

Plan on Bike & Pedestrian Options   Click here to find out how you can give input on proposed bicycle and pedestrian improvements for Midland.

Midland County Hazard Mitigation Plan - Outlines options to reduce overall damage and impact from natural hazards.

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan  Find out how Midland is working to become more bicycle- and walking-friendly.

All About The Department

City of Midland Ordinances:  The City's regulations for developing property within the city limits:

West Main Street Historic District  Preserving an area in Midland that reflects elements of the city's architecture, history, archaeology, engineering and culture. Map of the district.

Zoning  Helpful resources on zoning in the city: