Autos & Trailers


Autos and Trailers Ordinance 66-13 Section 1 defines a vehicle as:
  • Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
  • Therefore, any car, truck, van, camper, motor home, or trailer, motorcycle, snowmobile, or trailer carrying a boat, etc. is subject to this ordinance.

Junk Cars, Wrecked Vehicles & Unlicensed Vehicles

No person shall allow any partially dismantled, non-operating wrecked, junked or discarded vehicles to remain on any property within the City longer than 48 hours.
All vehicles must display a valid license issued by the Michigan Secretary of State. It is unlawful for a vehicle to remain unlicensed on any property within the City for a longer time than 48 hours.

  • A vehicle stored within an enclosed building.
  • A vehicle on the premise of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise.
  • A vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the City.
  • Temporary storage on residential property of not more than one unlicensed vehicle, for not more than 30 days, while the owner is actively engaged in attempting to sell such motor vehicle.

Parking of Vehicles

Zoning ordinance C-2 states that vehicles shall be parked on a concrete or asphalt driveway, parking strip, garage or combination of same. Front Yard Parking

Parking of vehicles on the grass or in the front yard is prohibited.

Any pop up trailers, motor homes, camper trailers or recreational vehicles must be parked behind the front house setback. No portion of the vehicle may extend beyond the front of the house. They must also be parked on a concrete or asphalt driveway.

Commercial Vehicles

In districts zoned for one family, two family or multiple family use for each dwelling unit on a lot not more 1 commercial vehicle having a weight fully equipped of not more than 6,000 pounds owned by an occupant may be parked or housed on the premises.

Violators of these ordinances will be issued Civil Infraction tickets, or may be arraigned in the 44th District Court.