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.

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.

City Mayor Daniel A. Balice

City of Ionia Mayor, Daniel A. Balice
Meet the Mayor and City Council

City Manager Jason Eppler

City Manager Jason Eppler
Meet the City Manager

City News

City Operations to Begin Resuming Regular Schedule

Re-OpeningBased on the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-110, City of Ionia operations will begin resuming regular schedules. Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, the following locations will be opening to the public per regular business work hours:

City Hall
Public Safety
Parks and Recreation
Downtown Development Authority

In as much as possible, visitors will be limited to the lobby area of each facility to be assisted with their business. Individual appointments for assistance may be made as necessary.

Both the Ionia Theatre and Armory Community Center Gym will remain closed until further direction is provided by the Governor.

All parks facilities are open, however, restroom buildings will remain closed until at least July 1, 2020. Portable restroom facilities will not be placed at the park locations where such facilities are usually placed until, at the earliest, July 1, 2020. The splash pad at Trailhead Park will remain closed until at least July 1, 2020 as well.

Planning Commission Meeting - Cancelled

The City of Ionia 'Planning Commission Meeting' scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020, has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day Rescheduled

303 South Jackson Street DPW City GarageCity residents/property owners may participate in the City-wide Spring Dump-Your-Junk Day which will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020. 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/trucks have been filled.

Spring Street Repaving Project

Street Work AheadThe City Council recently accepted a bid from Youngstrom Contracting, Ionia, to resurface the following streets – Forest Street (Cyrus to State); Gregmark Lane; Lawton Street and Louisa Street. Additionally, joint repairs will be made to the concrete surface on North Dexter Street (Forest to End). Work will begin on Tuesday, May 26th and be completed by Wednesday, June 24th (weather permitting). During construction these streets will be open to local (resident) traffic only.

DDA Press Release: 2020 Ionia Fireworks Display Cancelled

2020 Fireworks Cancelled due to Covid-19The Ionia Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors recently announced the cancellation of the 2020 Fireworks Display originally scheduled for July 2nd. The DDA’s commitment to public health and safety guided the decision to cancel the fireworks event. The decision was not made lightly and is in the best interest of the community during this unprecedented time.

The DDA would like to express our sincere appreciation to supporters and attendees of the annual celebration. Plans for the 2021 Fireworks Display are well underway.

Contact: Linda Curtis, Ionia DDA Director, (616) 527-1420)

Granger Service Alert

Captain CurbySMCOVID-19 Collection Guidelines

  • Granger associates will not be picking up any trash or recycling that is not appropriately contained
  • Trash must be in a bag to be picked up and should also be in a cart whenever possible
  • All recycling must be in a cart or tub to be picked up
  • No loose cardboard will be collected.
  • Collection of bulk items (furniture, appliances, etc.) has be suspended until further notice

City Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Due to COVID-19, the Governor has issued an Executive Order which impacts certain City Income Tax deadlines applicable to the 2019 tax year. Click on the document file below to view:

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