Planning and Zoning

Flint Vision


The Planning Division works with current land use planning, future land use planning and future zoning. Using Imagine Flint, the city’s Master Plan, Planning Staff directs neighborhood stabilization, future growth, and revitalization efforts towards becoming a green, sustainable and healthy 21st Century Sustainable Community. By respecting the overall views and interests of the community and people who are impacted by specific projects or changes, we believe in working with people to build consensus solutions that improve the quality of life for Flint residents and community members.

The Planning Division supports the work of the Planning Commission, Master Plan Steering Committee, Historic District Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Two of our many on-going projects at the moment include a complete update of the zoning code and the South Flint Community Planning initiative. We welcome and support community feedback, so please use the links below to learn more about these projects.

Interested in seeing a timeline of the Master Plan process / implementation since 2011?

Zoning Code Update
Draft Zoning Code Quick Reference Guide
Planning Commission Comments
Chapter 12 Amendment – Recreational Marijuana
Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act
South Flint Community Planning (Choice Neighborhoods)


The Zoning Division provides site plan review, zoning information, property disposition and other services to the public. Zoning staff also work closely with the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Historic District Commission in interpreting the code, creating new ordinances and implementing the Master Plan.

Optional Pre-filing Conference:
A prospective applicant, prior to submitting a formal application and site plan for Zoning Coordinator review, may meet for a pre-filing conference(s) with the Zoning Coordinator and any other City official or employee designated by the Zoning Coordinator. The purpose of the conference(s) 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. At the conference, the applicant is expected to outline the project in terms of land uses, anticipated building arrangements and site design, and proposed construction timetable. Please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner for more information.

Zoning Violation Reporting Form
Summary of Zoning Classifications
Current Zoning Map (Downloadable PDF)
Interactive Zoning Map website
Current Zoning Ordinance
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application
Sign Permit Zoning Certificate Application
Fences/Decks/Accessory Structures Zoning Certificate Application
Fee Schedule

Public Notices: See link below for PC/ZBA/HDC Agendas

Zoning Division Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9 am – 3 pm

Please note:  As of November 19 2019, Payment for application fees are no longer accepted by Planning & Zoning Staff.  Fees for applications may be paid at the Building, Safety, and Inspection public counter between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Applications are only accepted in person during these times. Thank you. 

Planning Commission

The Planning commission creates the master and capital improvement plans for the development of the city; reviews rezoning requests, site plans, subdivisions, special use and other land use applications; and develops new zoning standards.

This Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 PM in City Hall unless otherwise notified. The meeting is typically held on the third floor in the Committee room off the Council Chambers. The Public is welcome.

Application for Planning Commission
Conditional Use Application
Site Plan Review Package
Flowchart for Site Plan Review
Flowchart for Special Regulated Use Site Plan Review
2020 Meeting Schedule
Planning Commission Roster

For questions regarding the PC, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner.

Agendas and Minutes (PC,ZBA,HDC)

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals grants variances and interprets provisions of the City’s zoning code, as well as resolves disputes regarding decisions of the zoning official.

This Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 PM in City Hall unless otherwise notified. The meeting is typically held on the third floor in the Committee room off the Council Chambers. The Public is welcome.

Use Variance ZBA Application
Non-Use Variance ZBA Application
2020 Meeting Schedule
Zoning Board of Appeals Roster

For questions regarding the ZBA, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner.

Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission reviews proposals for additions, alterations, or other changes to structures within the City’s historic districts.

This Commission meets on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM in City Hall unless otherwise notified. The meeting is typically held on the third floor in the Committee room off the Council Chambers. The Public is welcome.

Certificate of Appropriateness Application
2020 Meeting Schedule
Historic District Commission Roster
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Historic District Ordinance – Chapter 2, Article XIX

For questions regarding the HDC, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner.

Planning & Zoning Staff

Lead Planner/ Planner III
Adam Moore [email protected]

Choice Neighborhoods Project Coordinator/ Planner II
Kristin Stevenson [email protected]

Zoning Coordinator/Planner II

Neighborhood Planner (Choice Neighborhoods Initiative)/ Planner I
Mona Munroe-Younis [email protected]

Neighborhood Planner/ Planner I
Dequan Allen [email protected]

Urban Designer/ Planner I
Michael Lawlor [email protected]

Parks Planner/Planner I
Alissa Paquette [email protected]

GIS Tech
Keizzy Anpalagan [email protected]

Zoning Support Planner/Planner I
William Vandercook [email protected]

How to Reach Us:

Planning Division: (810)766-7426
Zoning Division: (810)766-7355
City of Flint
1101 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502