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City of Dearborn named “Tree City USA” for 33rd year

TreeCityUSAThe National Arbor Day Foundation has once again honored the City of Dearborn with its Tree City USA recognition. Dearborn joins more than 3,400 other communities that earned the distinction from the national community forestry program.

This year marks the 33rd consecutive year that Dearborn has received this award.

To be named a Tree City, Dearborn met the program’s four requirements: to have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an annual Arbor Day observance.

Dearborn works to promote the role of trees in the community in hopes of preserving a healthy environment and improving the quality of life for all.

Tree City USA communities also enjoy a number of benefits, including cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings, increased property values, and growth of commercial activity.

The National Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was created to provide relief from zoning requirements when there are unique circumstances preventing a property from conforming to the strict letter of Dearborn’s Zoning Ordinance.

The ZBA has been empowered to:

  1. Interpret the Zoning Districts Map where the street layout shown on the map varies from actual conditions.
  2. Interpret the exact location of a boundary line between zoning districts shown on the map.
  3. Grant variances from off-street parking or loading space requirements, upon finding that such variances will not result in a parking or loading space deficiency or otherwise be inconsistent with the intent of such requirements.
  4. Grant variances from yard and bulk regulations, including height, lot area, yard setback, floor area, and lot width regulations, where there are unique circumstances on the lot such that the lot cannot reasonably be put to a conforming use. In deciding upon such variances, the ZBA shall first determine that sufficient area exists for an adequate storm water drainage, water supply, and septic system, if necessary.
  5. Grant variances from the site plan review requirements where the ZBA finds that the requirements would cause practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship due to the unique conditions on the site.
  6. Grant variances made necessary by the advances of technology being put to use in new developments, but not anticipated by the provisions of this ordinance.

Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearings

Regular meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals are typically scheduled on the third or fourth Thursday of each month (except December) and are conducted in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

pdf Dearborn ZBA Information Packet (52 KB)

pdf Dearborn ZBA Application (57 KB)

pdf Dearborn ZBA Bylaws and Procedures (103 KB)

 

folder ZBA Public Hearing Notices

 Contact the Zoning Board Administrator

History of Assessments

Listed below is the history of assessments for the City of Dearborn for the Ad Valorem Roll.

Year

Assessed Value

C.P.I.

State Equalized Value

Taxable Value

1997

3,651,175,013

1.028

3,651,175,013

3,546,269,630

1998

3,828,514,407

1.027

3,828,514,407

3,644,471,068

1999

4,088,691,048

1.016

4,088,961,048

3,804,221,094

2000

4,256,192,341

1.019

4,256,192,341

3,843,887,295

2001

4,461,150,928

1.032

4,461,150,928

3,946,054,161

2002

4,705,885,838

1.032

4,705,885,838

4,073,575,790

2003

4,861,255,998

1.015

4,861,255,998

4,130,815,702

2004

4,974,031,683

1.023

4,974,031,683

4,194,960,120

2005

5,085,594,564

1.023

5,085,594,564

4,286,301,066

2006

5,009,821,466

1.033

5,009,821,466

4,312,500,013

2007

5,029,634,744

1.037

5,029,634,744

4,427,960,720

2008

4,782,588,207

1.023

4,782,588,207

4,349,520,577

2009

4,324,230,997

1.044

4,324,230,997

4,114,883,392

2010

3,906,641,029

0.997

3,906,641,029

3,778,216,829

2011

3,471,331,052

1.017 

3,471,331,052

3,401,668,194

2012

3,238,595,555

1.027

3,238,595,555

3,195,697,362

2013

3,220,940,300

1.024

3,220,940,300

3,190,237,247

2014

3,275,479,350

1.016

3,275,479,350

3,209,416,826

2015 3,461,489,150 1.016 3,260,388,902 3,256,930,745
2016 3,397,470,575 1.003 3,072,416,225 3,073,433,555

Dearborn Administrative Center

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The Dearborn Administrative Center, located at 16901 Michigan Ave., houses many city services and departments formerly located in the historic Dearborn City Hall. 
 
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In 2014, services and departments at historic City Hall relocated to the Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC) at 16901 Michigan Avenue, near the Southfield freeway.

The Mayor’s Office, City Council, City Clerk and many administrative departments are now conducting business at the DAC.

The DAC sits on western edge of the city’s municipal complex, which includes the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, the Police Station and 19th District Court, the Henry Ford Centennial Library, and an athletic field.

Customers find it easier to navigate in the new building, with many popular services provided at a comprehensive counter immediately in the main entrance. A staff person is stationed in front of the main service counter to direct and assist.

Getting a birth certificate, registering to vote, applying for a building permit or certificate of occupancy, paying taxes and water bills, or filing a Homestead Property Tax Credit are among the services provided within a few steps of the main door of the DAC.

Along with the Mayor’s Office, City Council and City Clerk, the departments that have relocated to the DAC are Assessor’s, Economic and Community Development, Engineering, Finance, Treasury, Housing, Human Resources, Law and City Plan, Management Information Systems, Public Information, and Residential Services.

Departments still located in their own facilities are the Department of Public Works, Recreation and Parks, Libraries, Fire, Police and the Historical Museum.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Information at 313-943-2285.

 


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