Office of Land Use and Strategic Planning

Planning Division: 248-758-2800 
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Building & Safety Office - City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave. - 1st Floor 
Pontiac, Michigan 48342

 Master Plan Update Survey
Click here to take the Master Plan Update Citizen Survey.
Haga clic aquí para tomar la Encuesta Ciudadana de Actualización del Plan Maestro.
Planning Reports
 Click here to download the 2012 Planning Annual Report

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.

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.

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.

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.

Click here for the 2014 Planning Commission Schedule

Click here for the 2014 Zoning Board of Appeals Schedule

Click here to download an application of membership

Click here for details about membership

Downtown Pontiac Transportation Assessment

On Saturday, March 17, 2012 there was a Community Open House Workshop for the Downtown Pontiac Transportation Assessment project.

This new project seeks to capitalize on physical assets including the regional Clinton River Trail, the refurbished multi-modal Transit Center, existing bus routes, stops, and transfer stations, key catalyst projects, and the existing road and sidewalk network, by studying how these and other assets can serve as hubs and linkages between downtown Pontiac, immediate neighborhoods, and surrounding communities.

Click here to visit the website and become involved

Office Location:

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

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Telephone Number:

(248) 758-2816

City Planner:

C. James Sabo

DPW Director: