City of Ionia
•  Main Street CLOSED between Mill St. & Cleveland St. THURSDAY, 9/20/18, from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm for Consumers Energy pole replacement.

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

Spotlight In IoniaFLOOR HOCKEY!
Register now through October 5th, for this Youth program through the Parks and Recreation department, for Boys and Girls ages 5 - 12 years old. Click on the hyperlink for more information.

Fall Dump-Your-Junk Day

The City-wide Fall Dump-Your-Junk Day will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Dumpsters will be available at the City’s Public Works Garage, 303 South Jackson Street. Fall 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 lead acid batteries, yard waste, hazardous waste, liquids of any kind, compressed gas cylinders which are not empty and disabled and appliances containing Freon (unless a valid reclamation sticker is attached). Also, tires WILL NOT be accepted. Program questions may be directed to City Hall at 527-4170.

Local Street Paving Project

The City of Ionia will be resurfacing the following streets; Chapman Street, Forest Street (M-66 to Kaiser Street), Kaiser Street, King Street (M-21 to West Fargo Street) and West Fargo Street (M-66 to Kaiser Street) beginning September 24, 2018, and completing the project October 20, 2018 weather permitting. Click on the link below for more information.

Hydrant Flushing Will Begin in All Areas, September 9, 2018

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

Drinking Water - PFAS Testing Results - Not Detected

Consultants for the State of Michigan – Department of Environmental Quality sampled the City’s drinking water on July 13, 2018 as part of the State’s effort to investigate sources and locations of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) contamination. The results of the samples taken by the Department of the City’s drinking water were received by the City on August 27, 2018 with all four samples “ND” (not detected). A copy of the letter received by the City from the Department of Environmental Quality on the subject can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below:

Farmers' Market

Farmers Market in Downtown Ionia!Open on Wednesday, from 2 pm - 6 pm, and on Saturday, from 9 am -1 pm. Located at the corner of Adams Street, and Steele Street, at the 'Robert Hoppough Pavilion!'

Thank you for shopping locally, and supporting your community!

City Bulletin Board

For current events and happening in and around town, click on: 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)

EMERGENCIES: PHONE 911

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