The seven member Zoning Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of administrative interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance and requests for variances from the strict application of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.  The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. To learn more about this Board, visit Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Ordinance limits land uses to particular zoning districts. For further information regarding whether a particular use is permitted, contact the City Planner at (248) 691-7455 or view the online
 Zoning Map at Oak Park Zoning Map. To view current zoning ordinances, Oak Park Zoning Ordinance (on Municode).   

To apply for a variance to the Zoning Ordinance, download the application at Application for a Variance to the Zoning Ordinance.  To download the 2018 Important Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines Click Here.

Business License

Businesses are required to have a current Business License.  To apply, download the application Business License Application.

Home-Based Business

A home-based business is an occupation, activity or hobby that is traditionally or customarily carried on within the walls of a dwelling unit, such as sewing, millinery and similar domestic crafts, instruction in a craft or fine art, offices or self-employed professionals, sales representatives and the like, and educational tutoring (e.g. music lessons and tutoring of students) provided that such traditional or customary home occupations meet all criteria to be a permitted use. For detailed information, visit Home-Based Businesses.

 Meeting Agendas
November 13, 2017
October 24, 2017
September 26 , 2017
August  22, 2017
July 25 , 2017
June 27, 2017
May 17, 2017
August 23, 2016
Meeting Minutes
September 26, 2017
August 22, 2017
July 25, 2017
June 27, 2017
May 17, 2017
August 23, 2016

Public Notice



Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., or thereafter, at the Oak Park City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan.  The Public Hearing will consider: 


Case #17-09:   BM Ventures, Value Wholesale, 15188 Eight Mile Road - Variances from the Zoning Ordinance requirements to allow for a reduction of the minimum landscaping requirements and an off-site sign. 


Variance applications can be reviewed at Municipal Services, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., during regular business hours.  The public may appear at the Public Hearing in person or by counsel.  Written comments may be sent to the City of Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237, and must be received prior to the Public Hearing.


 T. Edwin Norris


Oak Park City Clerk