One of Scenic Michigan’s goals is to serve as Michigan’s information clearinghouse on scenic conservation. In order to do this, and to provide betters services for our members and our communities, we are beginning the process of collecting, storing, and distributing adopted municipal ordinances relevant to scenic conservation.
These ordinances will be shared in a publicly accessible Google Drive for interested parties to quickly located and review based on the community. The first gathering of ordinances will be pulled in order of community size in Michigan, and the documents will be regularly updated to ensure that community updates are taken into account in our database.
The first set of ordinances in this process is signs. The Google Drive located on the link below is a collection of sign ordinances pulled from ordinances across the State. These ordinances can be used for concerned citizens who are questioning the erection of a new sign, business owners looking for guidance for what is allowed in their community, and for municipal officials who are looking to re-write their existing code and want to pull from existing best practices.
In the future, we hope to provide additional guidance (including sample ordinances) for our communities!
To find the Google Drive folder for Michigan Sign Ordinances click here!