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COVID-19 Update: Building

The Building Department is open for permits and outdoor inspections. No inspections are currently being scheduled inside occupied dwellings.

For more information, please visit Section 2103  of the Zoning Ordinance.

The following are requirements for a pole barn:

• Lot must be zoned for residential use.
• Lot may not be in a platted subdivision.
• Lot must be 1.5 acres or more.
• Lot must have 150 feet or greater frontage.
• Setbacks from side or rear lot lines shall not be less than ten feet.
• The height of such building shall not be more than 20 feet.
• The accessory building shall only be erected in a rear yard and may exceed the ground floor area of the main building but shall not exceed other lot area coverage requirements of this ordinance.
• All building and construction codes of the township shall be complied with.

A permit for pole barns requires a Building Permit Application found on the Building Permits, Applications, & Forms page.

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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