Community Development (building, planning, zoning)

The Community Development Department is responsible for corrdinating planning, zoning, building and economic development activities in the City, as well as for providing staff support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Tree Board and Dexter Downtown Development Authority. 

The Community Development Director is Michelle Aniol.  Michelle is also responsible for processing and reviewing all rezoning equests, site plan and special land use applications, and zoning compliance permits.  You can reach Michelle at (734) 580-2233 or

The Community Development and Zoning Page of our website is located under the Services tab.  It contains separate pages which outline the City of Dexter Master Plan, Capital Improvement Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Site Plan Review process.  A link to the Community Development and Zoning Page is provided below for your convenience:

More information about the Commmunity Development Department can be found under Services - Community Development and Zoning