Office of Land Use and Strategic Planning

Planning and Zoning

Planning Division: 248-758-2800 
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Building & Safety Office - City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave. - 1st Floor 
Pontiac, Michigan 48342

Click here to download the Master Plan
Future Land Use Map
Click here to open the Future Land Use Map
Zoning Map
Click Here To Download the Zoning Map

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides flood plain maps. These maps help residents and the municipalities make plans for land use and for emergency purposes. Where your property lies in a flood plain can affect your insurance costs.

Click here to get a flood plain map from the FEMA website

Do you feel your property is incorrectly identified as being in a flood zone? Click here for information on how to get the flood zone map changed.
Planning Reports
 2012 Planning Annual Report
2013 Planning Annual Report
2014 Planning Annual Report

The Planning Division provides support and recommendations to the City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission and the Executive Office to assist each in making decisions regarding land uses and development proposals.

The Planning Division is responsible for administering and implementing the Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, lot splits and property description changes, site plan reviews, special use requests, planned unit development proposals, subdivision and site condominium proposals, rezoning requests, and variance requests. Planning Staff reviews development plans to ensure compliance with City ordinances and assists citizens and developers to better understand the land use policies and regulations of the City.

Mission Statement

Provide assistance to all citizens and developers regarding their development needs consistent with the city’s codes and ordinances and to promote a healthy and safe environment for the Citizens of Pontiac in a friendly and professional manner.

Development Pre-Application Site Concept & Zoning Compliance Meeting Request

Interested In Joining the Planning Commission?
We are looking for candidates who would like to be part of the planning and development of future growth for the City of Pontiac.

Click here for the Planning Commission Schedule

Click here for the Zoning Board of Appeals Schedule

Click here to download an application of membership

Click here for details about membership

Office Location:

City Hall 
47450 Woodward Ave.
First Floor - Building & Safety Office 
Pontiac MI 48342

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Telephone Number:

(248) 758-2816

City Planner:

Vernon Gustafsson, Planning Manager
Donovan Smith, City Planner X2815