New construction and site improvements are subject to the City of Ann Arbor's development review requirements, with the exception of single and two-family dwellings and interior alterations of a non-residential building. Annexations, rezonings and land divisions also are subject to this review process. Planning Services coordinates the development review process, working with City staff from other departments to confirm compliance with City codes.
Petition Review Schedule and Fees
To start the development review process, an application is submitted to the Planning Department, and depending on the type of petition, additional drawings or plans are required. Once filed, a project is referred to as a "petition" and the person submitting the project is called a "petitioner". 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:
Petition Application Process
Forms and Applications
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 [email protected]
Street and Right-of-Way Vacations
City Review of Public/Charter School Site Plans
Zoning and Use Changes
Tracking Petitions Under Review
several different ways to follow petitions currently under review by the City. Petitions that can be accessed through the methods below include site and area plans, rezonings, annexations, land divisions, special exception uses, and Historic District Commission applications.