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Codes, Ordinances and Master Plan

Code of Ordinances
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Zoning Ordinance
The City of Novi Zoning Ordinance has been reorganized and reformatted to be more user-friendly and accessible. Hyper-links are provided throughout the document as well as undated graphics to clearly illustrate the text and definitions.

Thoroughfare Master Plan

Master Plan for Land Use Review 2016

Non-Motorized Master Plan

Town Center Area Study - 2014

printer-friendly Site Plan & Development Manual

Sign Ordinance

Soliciting Ordinance (Please note that the Soliciting Ordinance is administered by the Police Department, not Community Development. Please call 248-348-7100 for questions related to this ordinance.)

Outdoor Seating for Businesses

Performance Guarantees Ordinance Amendment

Novi City Council took yet another step towards enhancing economic development in the area by streamlining the process of accepting public utilities after voting to approve the Performance Guarantees Ordinance Amendment to the Novi Code of Ordinances Chapter 26.5 on April 2, 2007.

The Performance Guarantees Ordinance Amendment shifts the process of acceptance of public utilities for both residential and commercial developments within the City to an administrative process. The administrative procedure will require the approval of the city engineer and the city attorney in order for City acceptance of water main and/or sanitary sewer improvements and the additional right-of-way required for some projects, bypassing the previously mandatory City Council review and approval. The previous code required City Council acceptance of public utilities before a temporary certificate of occupancy could be issued.

This amendment will not change the requirements concerning the acceptance of public streets. City Council acceptance of public streets will continue to be required at substantial completion of a project.

printer-friendly The Amendment As It Appeared As An Agenda Item

Ordinances Under Development

City of Novi staff have been working on drafting an ordinance to establish a new district in the city that is intended to create a higher density, pedestrian-oriented area with a mix of uses including residential, commercial, retail, and office. The City is seeking feedback on the ordinance text and accompanying design guide. Below are documents of the text, design guide, and a map of the area designated for the change in zoning.

printer-friendly City West District Ordinance
printer-friendly City West Design Guide
printer-friendly City West Map

City West District Ordinance Feedback Form

Please provide your feedback on the City West ordinance and design guide.

* = Required

If there is no address for your property, please put your parcel ID
e.g., permitted uses, Mixed-Use Development Option incentives, building setback, height, and density
e.g., vision and guiding principles, example images and models
Are you in favor of the change in zoning proposed by the City West ordinance?:


Would you be interested in meeting with City of Novi staff to discuss the City West ordinance and design guide?:

If you select 'yes', we will reach out to you to set up an in-person or virtual meeting.