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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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.

Mayor Daniel A. Balice

City of Ionia Mayor Daniel A. Balace

Meet the City Mayor!

City Manager Jason Eppler

City Manager Jason Eppler

Meet the City Manager!

City News

Memorial Day Parade! May 28th!

United States Flag One Nation Under GodPleae join us in honoring our United States of America Veterans, past and current military personnel at the annual Memorial Day Parade, located in historical downtown Ionia!

  • Parade begins at 10:00 A.M.
  • Participant line up is at the Grand Rapids Ophthalmology lot on West Main Street
  • Laying of the wreath and prayer - Veterans Memorial - west side of the Armory building
  • Parade starts on West Main street, next to Auto Zone west of Main/Dexter traffic light
  • Parade proceeds east on Main street to the Ionia County Court House Lawn
  • Ceremony on the Courthouse lawn

City Hall offices Closed Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day United State of America FlagIn observance of the Memorial Day Holiday celebrated on Monday, May 28, 2018, City offices will be closed. Normal business hours resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. A drop-box is available 24/7 in front of City hall for your convenience. Visit the new City of Ionia website at for information.

Happy Memorial Day ~ Thank a Veteran!

Granger - Holiday Service Alert

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday ~ Street-side residential trash and recycling collections will be delayed by one day the week of May 28, 2018. Friday collection will take place on Saturday, June 2. Normal collection schedules will resume on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Read the latest DDA Newsletter!

The June 2018 edition of the City of Ionia DDA Newsletter is ready to view! Click on the following link DDA page, and select the June 2018 newsletter from the maroon colored file cabinet: Documents and Links - DDA Newsletters.

  • The Michigan Wizard of Oz Festival
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Ionia Crusin' Classic Car Show (Trucks, Cars, Bikes)
  • Music on the Green Summer Series
  • 99 cent Donut Day at Leida's Sweets & Treats
  • City of Ionia Fireworks Display (Become a Friend of the Fireworks)
You can view other exciting info on the DDA page too!

City Council - Public Hearings

The City Council has scheduled the following Public Hearings for 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at City Hall:

  • To receive comments on the proposed Ordinance No. 537 which revises water and sewer utility rates.
  • To receive comments on the proposed Ordinance No. 538 which codifies the ordinances adopted since April, 2017.
  • To receive comments on the proposed FY18-19 budget, capital improvement plan and millage rate.

Street Reconstruction Work to Begin

Work begins Monday, April 30th on the first phase of the City's Hackett Street (State Street to Nicholson Street); Marshall Court (State Street to end); and, State Street (M-21 to Marshall Court) reconstruction project. The project involves the complete reconstruction of each of these streets, including replacement of underground utilities. Access to EMERSON SCHOOL between now and the end of the 2017-2018 school year, will be from either State Street or Hackett Street via Harter Street west of State Street WILL BE CLOSED due to construction.

City Bulletin Board

Check out current events and happening in and around town on the City Bulletin Board!

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)


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