Building Department

The City of Ann Arbor Construction and Building Department is responsible for maintaining and tracking permits issued for all new construction, alterations, additions, repairs, and demolitions, along with inspecting all building projects to assure compliance with the Michigan Residential Building Code.  Learn more about the Construction and Building Department.

City of Ann Arbor Planning Department

Planning Department

The Ann Arbor City Planning Division advises and guides public and private community decision makers in achieving the best possible development, redevelopment, improvements, and preservation for the benefit of the people who live in, work in, and visit the city.  Learn more about the Planning Department.


YIMBY ("yes in my back yard")

Ann Arbor YIMBY is a group focused on the challenges of growth and development as they relate to diversity, sustainability, and affordability.  The group's activities often focus on advocating for more housing in Ann Arbor.  Join the conversation or any of the monthly lunch & learns, book clubs, and social activities.