The City of Ionia is a zoned community. On this page you will find documents and links to learn about the City's land use plans and zoning regulations. If you have questions, phone City Hall at 616-527-4170.
The City’s Zoning Ordinance does not have a specified distance that your driveway must be from your property line. It is always a good idea to discuss your plans with your neighbor so that you agree on the actual location of the shared property line.
The City's Zoning Ordinance establishes different rules for fences in side/rear yards and front yards.
It depends on the size of your lot. Additionally, standards vary from zoning district to zoning district. Standards that apply to all residential zoning districts include the following:
The answer to both parts of this question depends on the zoning district in which your property is located. The setback requirements and the total area that a lot may be covered by buildings will vary from zoning district to zoning district.
Please consult with City Hall about information for your specific situation.
The administration and enforcement of the building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes is handled by the Ionia County Building Department. Visit their website page for more information.
The City of Ionia Master Plan has been prepared by the Planning Commission under the provisions of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Public Act 33 of 2008, as amended. This link includes the 2015 amendment to the 2012 Master Plan.
To learn more about the City of Ionia Planning Commission, please visit our Boards and Commissions page.
The Planning Commission regular meeting schedule can be found on our City Calendar page. The public is welcome to attend Planning Commission meetings.
Please view City of Ionia sign regulations as posted in the City Code of Ordinances, Part Twelve, Title Four, Chapter 1234.