Mayor's Office

Planning & Development

The Department of Planning and Development is committed to ensuring the public safety, health, and well-being of Flint’s residents, businesses and visitors through targeted investment and rational, well-designed and physically integrated land use and development that advances economic prosperity, eliminates blight and stabilizes neighborhoods, protects the environment, and promotes a better quality of life in the City.

Property for Sale

The City of Flint has several residential and commercial properties for sale.

Please see the Property Disposition Procedures below for the process to purchase Side Lots (Residential and Commercial), Buildable Vacant Properties, Properties with Structures, and Catalytic Redevelopment Parcels.

Property Disposition Documents

Resource Description Actions
Side Lot Disposition Flow Chart Open File | Download
Side Lot Disposition Application Open File | Download
City Owned Property Disposition Procedures Open File | Download


Resource Description Actions
Capital Improvement Plan This document includes lists of projects provided by various departments throughout the City of Flint and organized by the Planning Department. The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of planned capital improvements within the city, allowing the Planning Commission to confirm that the proposed improvements are consistent with the goals of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Open File | Download
Guide to Development A document detailing the various application review processes within the Department of Planning and Development. Open File | Download
Public Participation Plan A document designed to provide a framework for determining the appropriate type and amount of public participation required for various purposes, and also to identify a variety of communication and participation strategies that are appropriate based on the intended audience. This document applies to those bodies under the purview of the Department of Planning and Development. Open File | Download
Zoning Use Table Table of Uses permitted per zoning districts. Open File | Download
Article 8 – General Provisions Information on fencing, accessory structures, decks and patios, clear vision areas, swimming pools, etc. Open File | Download
Conceptual Meeting Checklist The Conceptual Meeting Checklist is a document designed to prepare applicants and staff for a predevelopment meeting. The purpose of these meetings is to help the applicant understand the Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, the site development allowances, the standards by which the application will be evaluated, and the application requirements. Meetings may be held in person or via Zoom. Open File | Download
Interactive Zoning Map Website Visit to use the interactive zoning map website. The User Guide can be viewed or downloaded by clicking the buttons to the right. Open File | Download
Zoning Map – October 29th, 2022 Open File | Download
CoF Zoning Code – Easy-Read Version City of Flint Zoning Code, easy-read version of Ordinance 220225 adopted Oct 29, 2022. Section titles in the Table of Contents on Page 1 are clickable. Open File | Download
CoF Zoning Code – City Council Approved Ordinance 220225, adopted October 29, 2022. Open File | Download
Application for Sign Permit Sign Permit Applications require a $375 Fee. Please review Article 15 of the Zoning Code for City of Flint signage standards. Setbacks are required on location maps for ground mounted signs showing the distance to the nearest property lines. Open File | Download
Application for Zoning Permit Decks, Fences, Accessory Structures, Pools, Spas, Dwellings, etc. including new construction, additions, and alterations. $375 for commercial properties/uses. No fee for residential properties. Open File | Download
Application for Zoning Coordinator Review New construction of principal buildings and Permitted and Accessory Uses not eligible for Zoning Permit Review. Open File | Download
Application for Zoning Confirmation Letter $125 per parcel, cash or check made out to City of Flint. Open File | Download
Application for Street Name Change Open File | Download
Application for Administrative Appeal/Interpretation Open File | Download
Application for Zoning Lot Open File | Download
Placebased Future Land Use Plan Open File | Download
Zoning Districts Quick Reference Guide Summarized information for each of the City of Flint's zoning districts. Open File | Download
Zoning Code Update Open File | Download
Application for Planned Sign Program Planned Sign Programs require a $375 fee. Open File | Download
Master Fee Schedule Open File | Download

How to Reach Us

Planning & Zoning
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Planning & Development Director
Emily Doerr