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 portion 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.

Copy courtesy of the Ionia Chamber of Commerce

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Mayor Daniel A. Balice

City of Ionia Mayor Daniel A. Balace


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City Manager Jason Eppler

City Manager Jason Eppler


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City News

City Newsletter Correction!

The annual citywide Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Even though we try our best to proof before we copy and distribute the quarterly city newsletter; errors sometimes happen. We apologize for this error.

Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day

The City-wide Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Dumpsters will be available at the City’s Public Works Garage, 303 South Jackson Street. Dump-Your-Junk Day begins at 8:00 am and continues until 12:00 noon or until all the dumpsters have been filled.

Materials NOT ACCEPTED include lead acid batteries, yard waste, hazardous waste, liquids of any kind, radioactive materials, barrels or drums which are not empty and crushed, compressed gas cylinders which are not empty and disabled, appliances containing Freon (unless a valid reclamation sticker is attached). Fuel oil tanks are accepted but must be rinsed out and cut into pieces.

View the "Seasonal Waste Disposal Services" page, column 2, click on the link for more information.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection (Ionia County HHW)

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 303 S. Jackson Street, Ionia. The Ionia County HHW collection correlates with the City of Ionia Dump-Your-Junk Day, at the same location from 8:00am-Noon, or until dumpsters are full.

Ionia City Council - Notice of Special Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The Ionia City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at City Hall, 114 North Kidd Street, Ionia, for the purpose of reviewing and discussing the proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 City budget, including the capital improvement plan and millage rate. Following the Special meeting, the City Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.

The public is invited to attend.

Citizen Survey-Master Land use Plan/Parks Plan Update

Your input is needed as the City updates two important community planning documents – Master Land Use Plan and Parks and Recreation Plan. Responses are confidential. Access the survey here. Not computer savvy? Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall and the Parks and Recreation office at the Armory Community Center during regular business hours.

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
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Phone 616-527-4170

Fax 616-527-0810

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

EMERGENCIES: PHONE 911

For local news and information,
tune to WION AM 1430/FM 92.7
or read the Ionia Sentinel-Standard