Code of Ordinances
(Clicking on the link will open a new window with the Novi Code of Ordinances in it. To return to the City of Novi website, simply close that browser window.)
Commonly Accessed Ordinances:
Chapter 36 - Waterways
Chapter 37 - Woodlands Protection
The City of Novi Zoning Ordinance has been reorganized and reformatted to be more user-friendly and accessible. Hyper-links are provided throughout the document as well as undated graphics to clearly illustrate the text and definitions.
Master Plan for Land Use Review 2015
2010 Master Plan for Land Use and Master Plan Review
Master Plan for Land Use Review 2008
Non-Motorized Master Plan
Site Plan & Development Manual
Common Household Ordinances
Planned Rezoning Overlay Ordinance
Soliciting Ordinance (Please note that the Soliciting Ordinance is administered by the Police Department, not Community Development. Please call 248-348-7100 for questions related to this ordinance.)
Seasonal Outdoor Seating for Businesses
Regulate Utilities Work in Public Rights-of-Way
Performance Guarantees Ordinance Amendment
Novi City Council took yet another step towards enhancing economic development in the area by streamlining the process of accepting public utilities after voting to approve the Performance Guarantees Ordinance Amendment to the Novi Code of Ordinances Chapter 26.5 on April 2, 2007.
The Performance Guarantees Ordinance Amendment shifts the process of acceptance of public utilities for both residential and commercial developments within the City to an administrative process. The administrative procedure will require the approval of the city engineer and the city attorney in order for City acceptance of water main and/or sanitary sewer improvements and the additional right-of-way required for some projects, bypassing the previously mandatory City Council review and approval. The previous code required City Council acceptance of public utilities before a temporary certificate of occupancy could be issued.
This amendment will not change the requirements concerning the acceptance of public streets. City Council acceptance of public streets will continue to be required at substantial completion of a project.
The Amendment As It Appeared As An Agenda Item