Unified Development Code (UDC)

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​​​​​​Chapter 55: The Unified Development Code

The Unified Development Code divides the City into zoning districts and contains the development standards for construction in the City, such as permitted uses, setback and height regulations, off-street parking, landscaping and buffering, signs and fences, and the approval procedures for new construction and redevelopment. Download a copy using the link below.

​​Cha​​​​​pter 55 Unified Dev​elopment Code​​ (PDF) 5th Edition Including Amendments through February 14, 2021

Unpublished Amen​dments 

The following ordinances to amend the UDC have been approved since the most recent edition was published and will be included in the next:​

ORD-20-34 (Effective 3/23/21) - Permitted Use Tables, Marijuana Processor, Accessory Dwelling Units, Security for Completion of Improvements, Building Materials, FAR Determination, Fence Graphic, Dimensional Standards Tables.

ORD-20-35 (Effective 3/23/21) - Electric Vehicle Parking

ORD-21-12 (Effective 5/12/21) - Short-Term Rentals

ORD-21-14 (Effective 6/22/21) - Accessory Dwelling Units Requirements

ORD-​21-20​ (Effective 7/25/2021) - Planned Project Modifications​

ORD-21-19 (Effective 8/5/21) - New Zoning District TC1 Transit Corridor​

ORD-21-23 (Effective 9/26/21) - Outdoor Lighting

ORD-21-24​ (Effective 9/26/21) - Home Occupations

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​Planning & Development Services
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor
Planning Manager

Brett Lenart, AICP 
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734.794.6000 x42606