Refuse, Recycle and Yard Waste services are not delayed. The Yard Waste Drop Off site is open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm on 7/4.
Fireworks are allowed ONLY 11:00 am to 11:45 pm June 29 to July 4 per state law. You could face a $1,000 fine for each violation. To report a violation, please call 616-456-3400.
City facilities are open. Many departments offer in person services. We encourage use of services online, by phone or by appointment. Digital Commission meetings will continue through the end of July. COVID-19 | Re-Entry Services by Department | Meeting Notices | Fireworks Cancellation
Review the presentation to City Commission regarding the City's emergency response, recovery and police reform.
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Are you looking for flexibility to operate under an existing ordinance? Did you know we have a process to help? You're in the right place.
We can approve an exception to the Zoning Ordinance under certain circumstances. This gives you a little flexibility to meet the purpose of the Ordinance. It's not a substitute for a Variance. To qualify, make sure you have a site-specific plan that applies the design standard.
Make sure to have the following documents when apply:
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Mail, email or drop off your application to us. Use our contact information in the Contact Us section of this page.
Expect to hear back from us within 3-4 business days. We'll work with you to help make your request a success.
Keep in mind that submitting this application doesn't guarantee approval.
We can approve an exception to the Zoning Ordinance under certain circumstances. This gives you a little flexibility to meet the purpose of the Ordinance. It's not a substitute for a Variance. To qualify, make sure you have a site-specific plan that apples the design standard.
Visit us to complete your application. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.
Call us for instructions to apply
You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to complete your application. We don't offer applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application submitted.
You can complete the paper application. Click the Paper Form tab of this page for instructions and to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help applying. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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