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

"I'm Thirsty"

Is Your tree Thirsty?With the hot, dry weather, if you have a young tree on the berm in front of your home, it’s thirsty! Give it a drink. Using a bucket or garden hose, give the tree 15 to 20 gallons of water every two or three days during dry periods. It will help the tree flourish, grow and eventually provide you shade during the hottest months of the year.

Planning Commission Meeting

The July 8, 2020, planning commission meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for August 12, 2020.

Street Crack Filling Work to Begin

As part of the City’s on-going street maintenance program, the City has hired Asphalt Restoration, Inc., to complete crack filling work on several City streets. This work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 1st and take a couple of weeks to complete. The work involves removing debris from the street cracks (usually with a compressor air system) and placing an asphalt emulsion product in the cracks to seal the street surface. The emulsion product dries fairly quickly depending on weather conditions. Click on the document file below to view the list of streets where crack filling work will be completed.

Steele Street Reconstruction Project

Street Work Ahead SignWork begins on the reconstruction of Steele Street between Adams Street and M-66 on Monday, July 6th. The $2 million project will be completed by CL Trucking & Excavating, Ionia, and will be partially paid for by a grant from the State of Michigan and reserves held by the City’s street and utility funds. Improvements to be completed include the replacement of the water main, sanitary sewer main and storm sewer main. New concrete curb and gutter, driveway approaches and asphalt street surface will also be placed. As part of the project the street cross section will be changed from three lanes to two lanes. Additionally, the existing sidewalk network will be improved including the placement of a 10’ wide multi-use concrete walk/path along the east/south side of the street. The project will take until October 30th to complete. During the project, access will remain to the businesses located along the street. Click on the file document below to view the tentative project schedule.

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Planning Commission

Public Hearing Notice Blue Graphic 2The Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing at 4:30 PM, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at City Hall to receive comments on the requests submitted by Michigan Provisioning Center, LLC for both Site Plan and Special Land Use Permit approvals to convert a portion of the building located at 420 South Steele Street into a Medical Marihuana Facility (Provisioning Center). Click on the file document below to view the Public Hearing public notice.

Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing

The sanitary sewer collection system in the City (Located north of the Grand River) along with the sanitary sewer collection system in the Beresford/Jermyn/Price area of Easton Township will be "smoke tested" during the month of July. View the information document below:

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