Schedule and Fees
The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. New petitions are accepted once a month. The filing deadlines and review fees are provided below:
Step-by-Step Guide to the Development Review Process
Planning Services has moved to on-line petition submission and review through the City's eTrakit software. Please follow the steps below in preparing your petition (see submittal requirements below):
The review requirements and process for specific petition types are summarized below:
Below are links to information and application forms for annexing property into the City of Ann Arbor from Scio, Pittsfield, or Ann Arbor Townships. Annexation is required of properties that request City water or sanitary sewer service.
This information generally applies to owners of single- or two-family dwellings or vacant residential lots. To request annexation of property other than single- or two-family, contact Planning & Development Services at
Guide to City of Ann Arbor Annexation Process ( PDF) - Provides information about applying for annexation and zoning, the review process, obtaining public utilities, improvement charges and fees and contact information
Zoning and Use Changes
Checklists and Guides
A pre-submission meeting is required before a petition is accepted. Planning staff uses a submittal checklist to determine if petitions, particularly site plans, contain all required information.
For Citizen Participation Postcards: To insert your required location map and elevation image or rendering, you may need a PDF editing program. If you are unable to insert the photos, your chosen printing service for these postcards should be able to insert them. This postcard is to be 8.5 x 5.5 inches in size. For questions regarding completing this postcard requirement, please contact Kristen Vander Lugt by email at