City of Ionia

Welcome to the City of Ionia, Michigan

Nestled in the heart of Michigan, the City of Ionia is a dynamic community of more than 10,000 residents and 60,000 county wide. Come share the beauty, charm and history of Ionia.

A Great Place to Live

Welcome to the City of IoniaThe City of Ionia is the largest city and the county seat of Ionia County, Michigan.

The City of Ionia is situated mostly within Ionia Township, with small portions extending into Easton Township and Berlin Township, but we are politically autonomous of the townships. Google Map

Here on our website, you can quickly find information you need. Download files, make applications, get connected, and learn about our City. We are happy to assist you. If questions, please phone City offices at 616-527-4170.

History Meets a Vibrant Future

Visit Downtown IoniaCome savor the simple pleasures of life in Ionia and discover the many benefits our City has to offer.

Ionia is nestled in the heart of the Grand River Valley, “In the Middle of it All.” Our city features a beautifully renovated downtown business district and a modernized industrial center.

Ionia offers picturesque countryside along the scenic Grand River, rich farm lands, beautiful homes and a central location with easy access to Grand Rapids and Lansing.

Ionia is home to numerous recreational and cultural opportunities where our history is combined with a vibrant future. Our area offers excellent educational programs and a broad spectrum of medical services.

Whether you want to attend inviting events, walk along the Grand River or our extensive rail trails, enjoy our neighborhood parks and state recreational area, visit the Ionia County Museum, buy from the local farm markets, catch a current movie at the historic and beautifully restored Ionia Theatre, or view creations of local artisans, it is available to you in Ionia.

We are proud to share the beauty, charm and history of our community, as well as the fun, exploring, outdoor recreation, shopping and dining. Situated along the scenic Grand River, conveniently located just a few minutes north of I-96, Ionia offers a central location for day trips to Lake Michigan, as well as easy access to downtown areas of Lansing, Grand Rapids, and many other regional attractions. Our vibrant community is family friendly and retains the charm of its origins, yet has a strong link to the future. Our beautiful historic Downtown District features a unique blend of shops and eateries.

Here in Ionia, we put our heritage proudly on display in the present. Ionia’s blend of past, present and future, with it’s proximity to nature, culture and industry, makes it the perfect place to spend a day, a weekend or longer… Rich with history, neatly restored, and positioned for future growth, we think you will find Ionia a great place to visit and an even better place to live.

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City Mayor Daniel A. Balice

City of Ionia Mayor, Daniel A. Balice
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City Manager


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Meeting Schedule

Meeting Reminder red pinThe current year schedule for City Council, Planning Commission, and Downtown Development Authority meetings, are available to view at the following link:

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Planning Commission - Public Hearing Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The City of Ionia Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at City Hall, 114 North Kidd Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846, or via video conference, to receive comments on a request for both site plan approval and special land use permit submitted by DNVK 3 LLC for permission to operate an adult use marihuana Retailer Establishment at 406 South Steele Street. This request was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Ionia Code of Ordinances.

Planning Commission - Public Hearing Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The City of Ionia Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at City Hall, 114 North Kidd Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846, or via video conference, to receive comments on requests for both site plan approvals and special land use permits submitted by Machine Grow & Process, Inc for permission to operate the following at 29 Beardsley Road: an adult use marihuana Processing Establishment; an adult use marihuana Grower Establishment with five Class C licenses; a medical marihuana Processing Facility; and a medical marihuana Grower Facility with two Class C licenses. These requests were submitted pursuant to the provisions of Ionia Code of Ordinances.

2021 BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE

The City of Ionia Board of Review for 2021 will be held virtually, on the following dates.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:00 a.m. Organizational Meeting
Monday March 8, 2021 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Appeals
Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Appeals

To schedule a Board of Review appointment please email rjewell@ci.ionia.mi.us or call 616-523-0146. Appointments will be held virtually due to COVID restrictions. Please visit www.cityofionia.org for updates.

Ionia City Hall:
Resources and Answers

Ionia City HallWhether you are a long-time resident, someone new to our community, a current business, or a new business looking to grow and expand, the City of Ionia wants to be helpful to you. Please look to us for answers, resources and ideas.

Check out our handy Search engine, our Staff directory, and our City calendar. You can make Online payments, download Meeting agendas and minutes, find out about Planning and zoning... and if you have a question or concern, you may Write to us here.

You may also phone us at 616-527-4170. Thank you for your interest and participation with the City of Ionia.

City Calendar

City of Ionia City Calendar

114 North Kidd Street Map
Post Office Box 496
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Phone 616-527-4170

Fax 616-527-0810

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00a - 4:00p
(Holiday exception)

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