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.
The 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.
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Welcome Message From the Mayor
Come 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
Whether 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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City of Ionia Title VI Non-Descrimination Plan
The City will remove brush and bagged yard waste during the week of April 23, 2018 pursuant to the program guidelines listed below. All brush and bagged yard waste must be placed by the streetside by 7:00 AM, Monday, April 23, 2018 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 clean-up (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 Pick-Up 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 street-side may not be larger than 8" in diameter and not longer than 8’ long so that it can be handled by removal equipment. Brush larger than 8" in size may be disposed of directly by the property owner at the City’s composite site off Apple Tree Drive.
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.
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.
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.
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Seasonal Waste Disposal Services Schedule
The City will be accepting bids until 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at City Hall for the construction of Trailhead Park and the renovation of Robinson Park. For bid specifications, please contact the City's design consultant, Laura Fielitz, RJM Design, at (616) 336-6071, extension 23 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Built in 1931, the Ionia Theatre was originally constructed for Vaudeville entertainers. A full stage with the ability to operate, or “fly,” more than 16 different sets, an orchestra pit, and lofts for a pipe organ are all part of the facility. Eight dressing rooms were built with halls connecting to the main stage.
The inside and design of the theatre was patterned after the New York Roxy Theatre. Art deco paintings can be found on the large chandelier and ceiling medallion, lobby murals, original wood furnishings, and side lights.
Come grab some popcorn and settle in for movies, nostalgia and fun at the historic Ionia Theatre in downtown Ionia. Visit our Ionia Theatre Page for Showtimes, Tickets and More.