City of Ionia
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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.

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City Mayor Daniel A. Balice

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

City Manager

Meet the City Manager

City News

Thanksgiving Holiday Observance - City Offices Closed

Happy ThanksgivingIn observance of the 'Thanksgiving Holiday', City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2020. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020. A drop-box is located in front of City Hall 24/7 for your convenience. Online payments can be made 24/7 on the City of Ionia website by clicking Online Payments located in the right side navigation panel on the home page.

Thanksgiving Holiday ~ I-DART Closed

Happy ThanksgivingIonia Dial-A-Ride (I-DART) will be closed on Thursday, November 26, Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020.

GRANGER - Thanksgiving Day

This is a friendly reminder that your collection MAY be delayed in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.

There will be no residential trash collection on Thursday, November 26. Thursday and Friday collections will be delayed by one day. Normal collection schedules will resume on Monday, November 30.

All Granger offices and operations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26.

City Council Meeting - Electronically

City of Ionia Council Meeting Electronically via ZoomCITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
7:00 PM, TUESDAY – DECEMBER 1, 2020
The Tuesday, December 1, 2020 City Council Meeting will be held electronically. The public may participate in the meeting electronically and may make public comment through the following method:

Connect to “Zoom” from your computer or smartphone:

Meeting ID: 992 4876 0861
Meeting Password: Ionia

Members of the public may join, but will be muted until the portion of the agenda for Public Comment, and they have either “raised their hand”, acknowledged with a “thumbs up” or messaged via the “chat” option that they would like to address the Council. Public Participation Rules will be observed

Zoning Board Appeals (ZBA( to Meet

Notice of Public HearingThe Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM at City Hall for the purpose of conducting a Public Hearing and acting on a request from Jacob and Scout Milhorn, 439 West Washington Street, for a use variance which, if approved, will permit the applicants to use the first floor of 439 West Washington Street for residential purposes. Click on the document file below to view the Public Hearing public notice.

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 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