Code Enforcement

Community Development


Mission - provide fair and unbiased service that creates a safe and healthy environment for all
The Code Enforcement Division of the Building Safety and Planning Department strives to keep Pontiac beautiful through ensuring that all residents and property owners respect each other by maintaining their properties in a safe and attractive manner.  

If you need to reach
Code Enforcement & need to follow up on a complaint, ticket, need to make a complaint, or need a business license please call  248-758-2800 Option 1


Virtual Meeting Details
The January 7, 2021 Blight Court Hearing will be held virtually on Zoom. Click here for details, include a link to the Zoom meeting

Snow Removal Notice
The Code Enforcement Division has issued a reminder notice for businesses and residents to keep public and private sidewalks, driveways and parking lots clear of snow during the winter.
Click here to download the notice

Tall Grass and Weeds Ordinance
With spring coming, property owners need to be aware of the City's tall grass and weeds ordinance (Article III, Section 122-71). Grass and weeds taller than 8" will be declared a public nuisance. Landowners will be notified of the violation. If the landowner refuses to comply, the city will cut the grass and weeds and charge the property owner for the cost plus an administrative fee as established by the city council. Violations of this ordinance shall be a civil infraction punishable by a civil fine of up to $500.00 plus costs. Each day of violation shall be a separate violation. Click here to read the entire public notice:

Creating a Blight-Free Pontiac
Click here to read important guidelines for every Pontiac resident and landowner to keep our city free of blight.Understand your personal and legal responsibilty to keep your property free of blight conditions. 

All properties must be free of nuisances that may impact adjoining properties.  Common issues include abandoned or inoperable vehicles, tall grass and noxious weeds, blight (poorly maintained properties), illegal signs, parked cars on lawn areas, outdoor storage, and other items.

These enforcement requirements are included in the International Property Maintenance Code 2015 that has been adopted by the City of Pontiac and several State statutes and City of Pontiac local ordinances. 
The beauty and charm of our neighborhoods are among Pontiac’s most precious assets.  Code Enforcement strives to reduce blight and remove all unsafe conditions throughout the City while working for a cleaner, healthier, and more attractive community for all.  

Community Engagement Survey - Business Community



1. Would you like to have a follow up visit or discussion with our staff?

2. Have you had engagement with code enforcement before?

3. As a business owner downtown, what are the major concerns you have?

4. Would you be interested in attending a community engagement focus group at City Hall?
Yes           No
If yes, please put any additional contact info below:

5. Any further comments/suggestions?