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Zoning Board of Appeals

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 Economic Development & Planning Specialist Salam Habhab at (248) 691-7455 or view the online Zoning Map at Oak Park Zoning Map. To view current zoning ordinances, Oak Park Zoning Ordinance

To apply for a variance to the Zoning Ordinance, download the application at Application for a Variance to the Zoning Ordinance.

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.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings

2023 Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

Meeting Minutes