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 portions extending into Easton Township and Berlin Township, but we are politically autonomous of the townships. Google Map
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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
The 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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Combined Meeting Schedule 2021 (PDF)
The Planning Commission will hold two public hearings on May 12, 2021 at 4:30pm.
The City Council will hold two public hearings on June 1, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-523-0142.
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