Important Ordinances

Important ordinances related to the Housing Study are listed below:

  • Ordinance 990A (PDF)- Adopted in 1997, this was the original ordinance passed by the City regulating rental units.
  • Rental Overlay Districts - The City of East Lansing’s Residential Rental Overlay Districts provide an important service in ensuring that our neighborhoods will continue to have a balance of owner-occupied and rental housing. Links to more information and the ordinances which provide the basis for the districts in the City's zoning code:
  • Enabling Ordinances
    • Ordinance 1035C (PDF)- Adopted in 2004, this is the original ordinance authorizing the creation of the City's residential rental overlay districts. 
    • Ordinance 1091 (PDF) - Adopted approximately six months after the enactment of Ordinance 1035C, 1091 amended the procedure for the establishment of the overlay districts and clarified their effect on the local zoning. 
    • Ordinance 1251 (PDF) - Adopted in 2011, this ordinance further amended the procedures required for the establishment of new rental overly districts.