Zoning

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 2017 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.