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
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
In 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.
Ionia 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.
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 REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
7:00 PM, TUESDAY – DECEMBER 1, 2020
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY
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
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City Council Regular Meeting Agenda December 1 2020 (PDF)
The 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.
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ZBA Milhourn Public Notice (PDF)
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.
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.