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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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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Job Opening

Assistant Code Enforcement Officer

The city of Ionia is seeking qualified applicants for the seasonal position of Assistant Code Enforcement Officer. Duties include performing code enforcement work involving the external environmental and physical condition of buildings and sites. Also provide support services to the Code Enforcement Officer to ensure compliance with established standards and ordinances, codes, rules and regulations; prepare correspondence, records and reports and perform related work as required. Requires high school diploma and valid driver’s license. Computer experience utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs also strongly desired. See job description for a complete list of job functions and employment qualifications. Seasonal position from approximately May 1 – August 31; 40 hours per week, $11.00 per hour. Drug screen required prior to start of employment. Please send cover letter, resume and completed city of Ionia job application to Precia Garland, City Manager, 114 N. Kidd St., PO Box 496, Ionia MI 48846. Applications are due by 4:00 PM, April 23, 2021. EOE.

Spring Dump-Your-Junk Program

The annual citywide Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Dumpsters/compacter trucks 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 tires, lead acid batteries, yard waste, hazardous waste, liquids of any kind, radioactive materials, barrels or drums that are not empty and crushed, compressed gas cylinders that are not empty and disabled, appliances containing Freon (unless a valid reclamation sticker is attached). Ionia County will also be conducting a household hazardous waste collection at the same location and may take some of the items not accepted by the City. Check Ionia County’s website at www.ioniacounty.org.

Spring Yard Waste/Brush Removal Program

The City will remove brush and bagged yard waste during the week of April 19, 2021, according to the program guidelines listed below. All brush and bagged yard waste must be placed streetside by 7:00 AM, Monday, April 19, 2021, since streets will be covered one time only.

Yard Waste Removal Guidelines - The purpose of this program is to remove non-brush yard waste that is generated through spring yard cleanup (leaves, twigs, garden waste, etc.). All yard waste must be placed in kraft paper (biodegradable) bags which are available for purchase at local hardware/home improvement stores. Loose yard waste and/or yard waste in plastic trash bags will not be removed.

Brush Pickup Guidelines -The purpose of this program is to remove brush from routine lawn maintenance and not to remove brush associated with tree removal. Brush placed by the streetside may not be larger than 8 inches in diameter and not longer than 8 feet long so that it can be handled by removal equipment. Brush larger than 8 inches in size may be disposed of directly by the property owner at the City’s composite site off Apple Tree Drive.

City of Ionia 2020 Income Tax Return Due Date Information

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for 2020 returns has been automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The City of Ionia will be following the IRS, based on Sec 141.664 Sec 64. The Income Tax Administrator will extend the due date for 2020 returns from April 30 to June 1, 2021 (May 31 is the Memorial Day holiday). Taxpayers can defer 2020 income tax payments due on April 30, 2021 to June 1, 2021 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This means we will give all Ionia taxpayers until June 1 to file and pay 2020 tax returns. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, and other non-corporate tax filers, as well as those who pay self-employment tax. This deferment does not apply to any withholding taxes or first quarter estimated tax for tax year 2021. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call us to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the June 1 deadline can request a filing extension by filing the Ionia extension form found on our website here:https://cityofionia.org/city-income-tax.php There will not be any penalty or interest on tax, due unless it was for failure to make estimated payments. At this time estimated payment due dates have not been changed or moved, but we will update this as we get information from the IRS. If you have questions regarding, please email incometax@ci.ionia.mi.us or call 616-523-0142.

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.

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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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