The Ann Arbor City Code

Crosswalks

At designated crosswalks, drivers must stop for pedestrians stopped at the curb, at the curb ramp, or within a crosswalk. Pedestrians crossing a roadway at any point other than a designated crosswalk shall yield right-of-way to...

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Domestic Violence

Ann Arbor’s domestic violence law requires police to arrest a person “when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that person has, within the previous 24 hours, assaulted a spouse, former spouse, or other person residing or...

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Landlords & Tenants

By law, landlords must give their tenants the city-produced booklet Rights and Duties of Tenants or face fines of up to $500. The booklet is available at the city clerk’s office. One booklet per rental unit is available free of...

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Landscaping

The owner of every parcel of land is responsible for “grading, planting, mowing and raking the lawn extension in the city right-of-way.” It must be covered with grass no more than 12 inches tall, or other herbaceous...

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Liquor

Except in areas where alcohol consumption is permitted, “no person shall possess alcoholic liquor in an open, uncapped, or unsealed container on a public street.”

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Marijuana

Per Michigan law, recreational use is legal in Ann Arbor. Adults may possess up to 2.5 ounces at any given time and grow up to 12 plants, but cannot sell it. Landlords may still prohibit its use on their premises, and...

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Non-motorized Transportation

No roller skates, sleds, coasting wagons, toy vehicles, or similar devices are allowed on streets, except on a crosswalk. No person riding on such a device is allowed to attach the device or their self to any vehicle on the...

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