Property Search

Recreation & Parks

Departments & Services




YTown News


Color Logo Charter Township of Ypsilanti A Community of Opportunity

Civic Center w Address

For more information, please visit Section 2109 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Fee: $25 + $50 per sign face

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


Signs allowed without a permit:

  • Directional signs less than or equal to four (4) square feet (one (1) for each public entrance from a collector/arterial street: up to a maximum of two (2) per zoning lot/development).
  • Flags bearing national, state, municipal, educational institution or organization as approved by the building official.
  • Nameplates less than or equal to two (2) square feet.
  • Temporary special event signs up to 30 days per year (cannot be in right-of-way, may be up to ten (10) percent of the front face area of the building).

Prohibited Signs:

  • String lights, LED tube/string lights used in connection with a business
  • Portable or swinging signs
  • Signs on trees, utility poles, benches or private property
  • Signs with obscene material or distracting terms (“stop,” “look,” or “danger”)
  • Signs in right of way
  • Signs with flashing, noise, moving lights, varying light intensity, animation, excessive brightness, images displayed for less than ten (10) seconds, fading or scrolling between messages
  • Illuminated signs without a permit
  • Non-illuminated window signs occupying more than twenty (20) percent of all windows or with more than two (2) signs per window
  • Signs that advertise products/services not provided on site
  • Temporary special event signs (banner signs) displayed for longer than thirty (30) days per year
  • Damaged or illegal signs


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

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily