The City of Pleasant Ridge is known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets and active citizens who dedicate their time for the betterment of the community. Our long tradition of community pride is reflected in our beautiful parks along Woodward Avenue and our pristine neighborhoods. Many of the houses in Pleasant Ridge are part of a nationally-recognized historic district, and all the homes reflect the care and attention, which assures that Pleasant Ridge will remain a beautiful community for generations to come. A strong sense of community, dedication to historic preservation and ideal location makes Pleasant Ridge the perfect city for all ages, interests and lifestyles. 

2016 Resident Survey

We are conducting a public opinion survey of our residents. If you are a resident, please provide your feedback about how we are carrying out the responsibilities of local government.

The survey is available online by clicking here and can be completed in less than 10-15 minutes. All residents may complete the survey once, and it is encouraged that each resident of your household complete the survey. The survey will be used to improve the delivery of government services and by the City Commission to help prioritize budget allocations to best reflect the services and improvements that our residents value.

If you would prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, please call City Hall at 248-541-2901 or email the City Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will deliver a copy of the survey to you. Paper copies are also available at City Hall, or you can download a paper copy of the survey, print it out at home, and turn it in to City Hall.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, February 5.


Meetings, Agendas & Public Hearings

Below are links to proposed exterior design standards. These design standards would clarify the "neighborhood compatibility" requirement that is currently in the Zoning Ordinance. The standards would apply in the same instances as is currently the case, so this is not a new regulation, but rather a clarification of an existing one.

Design Standards PC Introduction

Draft Exterior Design Standards, Oct. 2015

The following Zoning Ordinance amendments have been recommended for approval by the Planning Commission. The City Commission will hold a public hearing on these on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Ordinance 414 - PC Cover Memo

Ordinance 414 - Exterior Design, W, Use Table, Map

Ordinance 414 - Zoning Map

Dangerous Animals Ordinance Town Hall

Video of the meeting is available here.

Based on the discussion at the meeting, the Police will make enforcement of leash laws a higher priority and the City Commission will begin to develop an ordinance that would regulate dangerous and potentially dangerous animals in the City.

The City is not considering a breed-specific ban or bans. Any comments on this matter should be directed to the City Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meeting Agendas

City Commission, Second Tuesday of the month

Historical Commission,
First Wednesday of the month

 Planning Commission/DDA,
4th Monday of the Month

 Recreation Commission,
Last Wednesday of the Month




Information & News

Gainsboro Park Plan Info 

Garbage/Recycling Pickup Information

2015-2016 City Budget 

Zoning Ordinance

Utility Bill Fact Sheet

Street Tree Manual 

Report Streetlight Outages Here


Programs & Special Events

Cooperative Street Tree Purchase Program

 Residents who would like a street tree planted in front of their home in the tree lawn between the sidewalk and the street can participate in the 2016 cooperative street tree purchase program. The cost is $125 and the trees will be planted according to the City's street tree manual. The $125 cost to the resident represents about 1/3 of the total cost to purchase and plant the tree - the City will cover the remaining 2/3.

The deadline to place your order is Thursday, February 4. You may place your order at City Hall.



 Phone Numbers for City Offices

Police:  248-541-2900 (available 24/7)

City Hall:  248-541-2901

Community Center: 248-541-2902