Hours & Contact Information

City Hall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Closed for Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Closed on Holidays


Phone:  810-735-7980

Fax: 810-735-4793

Emergency: 911


Police (Non-Emergency)

Fire (Non-Emergency)


132 E. Broad St.

Linden, MI 48451

PO Box 507


Downtown Development Authority

Planning & Zoning

The primary aim of the City of Linden Planning & Zoning Department is to maintain the long-term sustainability of our community, economy, and environment with prompt, professional service. More specifically, the department is responsible for the administration of the City's Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Our staff provides professional support to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Sign Review Committee, and Downtown Development Authority.

In addition, we provide professional assistance to homeowners, businesses, and developers on issues ranging from helping a homeowner determine the appropriate location for a new fence to working with a developer to create a site plan for development. Included on this page are links to relevant planning and zoning documents, application forms, and a flow chart summarizing the development review process within the City. 

Hard copies of selected reports, including the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance, are available for purchase ($25.00 each), upon request.


Adam Young, AICP
City Planner and Zoning Administrator
132 E. Broad St.
P.O. Box 507
Linden, MI 48451
Email Adam
Tel: (810) 735-7980

Office Hours

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Can I Keep Chickens?

Development Process Flowchart

Land Combination/Division Application

Master Plan

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

New Business Procedures

Sign Permit Application (Permanent Signs)

Sign Permit Application (Temporary Signs)

Sign Regulations Guide

Sign Regulations Guide (CBD)

Site Plan Review Application (Administrative)

Site Plan Review Application (Preliminary or Final)

Special Land Use Application

2014 Zoning Map

Zoning Map Amendment Application

Linden Municipal Code

(recent Zoning Ordinance Updates)

Zoning Permit Application

Zoning Board of Appeals Application

2021 Fee Schedule

2020 Fee Schedule

Parks and Recreation 5-Year Plan 2017-2021

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report