The City of Bloomfield Hills Zoning Ordinance controls the location, size and height of structures such as buildings, garages and additions to homes. The Zoning Ordinance also controls what you can do in different parts of the City. For example, you cannot conduct a commercial business in a residential area, except under certain conditions.
The Zoning Ordinance is designed to protect city residents, their homes and businesses from conflicting activities nearby. The text of this Ordinance may be found in the City Code section of this website.
Variances to the zoning ordinance require approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals. An application along with the required fee for a variance must be submitted to the City Clerk in order to be placed on the agenda for the Zoning Board of Appeals. Submission schedules and requirements may be found in the ordinance section of this website.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets according to the published schedule in the City Commission Room of the Municipal Building. The Board's agenda is restricted, so applications that are complete with all appropriate documentation will be heard in order of receipt until that docket is filled.