If you're interested in moving your business to Ferndale, the first step in the process is to submit a Zoning Determination Request application. This application can now be submitted online, saving you from printing and an extra trip to the City!
Where can I review the City's zoning map?
The city is divided into zoning districts where principal uses are designated to accommodate and complement the surrounding environment that will support the economic vitality, tax base and livability of the City. View the City's interactive zoning map HERE.
Where can I review the City's zoning ordinance?
The City's zoning ordinance is available to review online HERE.
How long does the review process typically take for most Zoning Determination Requests?
Most Zoning Determination Request reviews take 1-2 weeks.
Do I need to fill out a Zoning Determination Request to get a Certificate of Occupancy?
Typically, yes. A Zoning Determination Request is usually the first step in the Certificate of Occupancy process.
Do I need to fill out a Zoning Determination Request for a home-based business?
No, a Zoning Determination Request is not required for a home-based business. However, please review Sec. 25-147 for a list of the permitted home-based businesses in the City's zoning ordinance.
Where can I learn more about managing waste for my business?
For planning inquiries regarding waste management, please contact Zero Waste Program Coordinator Claire Dion at email@example.com.
Where can I learn more about purchasing parking permits if my business is in the CBD district?
Please reach out to ParkFerndale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I learn more about the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)?
For inquiries about business resources, listings and newsletters, events, and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, please contact the Ferndale DDA at email@example.com.
Community & Economic Development
248-546-2525 ext. 136