Planning and Zoning Division

Planning Division: (248) 758-2824
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Building & Safety Office - City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave. - 1st Floor 
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
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.

If you need to reach the Planning/Zoning department or need to submit a permit for a driveway, patio, fence, small shed, site plan etc.
Please call; 248-758-2824 or email  

If you need to reach Code Enforcement and need to follow up on a complaint, ticket, need to make a complaint, or need a business license, please call 248-758-3030 Option 2

On November 2, 2023, City Council adopted a new City of Pontiac Zoning Map, which can be found on:
View Zoning Map Here (Online Interactive)
View Zoning Map Here  (pdf)
Zoning Verification
If you need to verify the zoning and/or use of property in the City of Pontiac, complete the below Zoning Verification Request form and submit a payment of $200.00 to the City of Pontiac.

Any request for information regarding building code violations, building permits, certificates of occupancy, and property maintenance violations must be submitted in the form of an Open Public Records Act “OPRA”  request through the City of Pontiac of the Municipal Clerk.
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. In addition to, 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.

Pre-Development and Application Meetings
To better provide these services and to provide developers with insight into process workflows, developers and applicants are required to have pre-application meetings for Site Plans and Rezonings.   Developers and Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Planning Staff for all other applications prior to the submission of plans and the submission for permits. Please note that these . Click here to submit the Pre-Development and Application Meeting request.

Guide to Development:
The Guide to Development includes a snapshot overview of the development review process in the City of Pontiac. The document explains the review process, policies, steps, and other relevant information for applicants. Links to web pages are provided throughout the document for easy access to the most up-to-date forms, applications, and more information. Click here to download the Guide to Development.

1. Preliminary Site Plan Process
2. Post Preliminary Site Plan Process (Includes Final Site Plan, Civil, Building Permits)

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.

City of Pontiac: Planning Documents

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

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Telephone Number:
(248) 758-2816

Planning Division Staff:
Planning Manager, Mark Yandrick - (248) 758-2816
Senior Planner, Corey Christensen - (248) 758-2815
Planner II, Paul Harang - (248) 758-2814
Planner I, Justin Curry - (248) 758-2810
Planning Technician, Carla Cade - (248) 758-2824