City Code & Ordinances

About the Code

Although the online version of the East Grand Rapids City Code is updated frequently, there may be sections that have been recently amended that are not yet shown on the online ordinances.  You may verify any ordinance by calling City Hall at 616-949-2110.

Following the link at the bottom of the page will take you to our online code which is hosted by American Legal Publishing. Once on this hosted site, you can use the menu at the left of the page to navigate through the code, or you can type search terms into the search bar for a list of ordinances containing that search term. The most used chapters of the code are:

Title V, Chapter 50 - Zoning
Title VIII, Chapter 81 - Signs
Title VIII, Chapter 83 - Fences

The following sections were amended recently and may not yet be updated on the online code:

Chapter 50 - Section 5.37 - C-1 District Area, Height and Placement Requirements - effective 10/1/2021
Chapter 50 - Sections 5.100(A), 5.101, 5.103 - Zoning Board of Appeals Creation - effective 1/1/2022
Chapter 81 - Sections 8.24, 8.25 - Assign sign variances to ZBA - effective 1/1/2022
Chapter 83 - Sections 8.61, 8.62A, 8.62B - Assign fence variances to ZBA - effective 1/1/2022

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