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.
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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
Emergency siren testing will begin on April 6th. The testing will be done at noon on the first Saturday of each month through October 5th. If you have any questions concerning the siren testing please call Ionia Public Safety at 616-527-4431.
City residents/property owners may participate in the City-wide Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day which will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019. 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 tires, lead acid batteries, yard waste, hazardous waste, liquids of any kind, 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). Program questions may be directed to City Hall at 527-4170.
The City will remove brush and bagged yard waste during the week of April 22, 2019 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 22, 2019 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 WLL 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.
The City of Ionia will begin flushing all areas of the City’s water system on March 25, 2019. Flushing during the day will be from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and at night from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. It will take approximately four-weeks to complete the flushing. During flushing, discoloration of the water may occur because of the surging of water in the water mains to remove sediment and minerals. Water customers are asked to check their water before doing laundry or washing items which could be damaged by discoloration. During flushing water is safe to drink but may be discolored due to presence of minerals. Questions should be directed to the Department of Public Utilities at (616) 523-0167
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