Townships in Oakland County
with Equestrian Interests
Equine Census Data and Equine Acreage Requirements for Oakland County, MI
Milford Township/Western Edge of Commerce Township
White Lake Township
Information on boarding rules, regulations, ordinances and law by township for keeping horses on your property.
Acreage Requirements by Township/City
Addison 2 acre Minimum/1 acre per horse
Brandon 2.5 acre for 1st horse, 1 acre/horse after that
Commerce 2 acres for 1st horse, one acre for each additional horse – 100 foot setback from adjacent property line
Groveland 5 acres 1 or 2 horses, 2 acres per each additional horse
Highland 1.5 acres for 1 horse, 1/2 acre for each additional horse.
Holly 5 acres for 2 horses, 1 acre for each additional horse
Independence 3 acres for 1 horse, 1 acre for each additional horse
Lyon 1 acre pastureland per horse
Milford Minimum 1.5 acres – Each horse has to have its own stall in a separate building., 25 ft
R-1-S and R-1 zoning
From any property line and no closer than 100 ft from any principle building. No obnoxious odors, flies or other nuisances caused by keeping livestock.
Novi Information still needed
Oakland 2 acres for 1st horse, 1 acre for each additional horse
Orion 2.5 acres for 1st horse, 1 acre for each additional horse
Oxford Minimum 5 acres, Suburban Farm, 10 horses maximum
Rose 3 acres for 1 horse, 1 acre for each additional horse
Springfield 4 acres for 1st horse, 1 acre for each additional horse
Waterford Still need information
White Lake 2 acres zoned Agricultural or Suburban Farm 1 acre for each additional horse. Check setbacks.