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 located 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
The City of Ionia will receive sealed bids for the Ionia Black Walnut Tree Removal Project at the Ionia City Hall, 114 North Kidd Street, Ionia, Michigan until Friday, January 7 at 3:00 pm, local time. No bids will be received after that time. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time and place.
Bids can be mailed to P.O. Box 496, Ionia, MI 48846 or dropped off in person at City Hall.
Penalty and Interest Information
After February 15, 2022, a 3% penalty will be added to the taxes. Payments made on or after March 1, 2022, must be paid to the County Treasurer at the Ionia County Court House.
When you make your payment, check the following schedule to calculate the appropriate total.
If payment is made:
December 1 – February 15 - No penalties or interest
February 16 – February 28 - Add 3%
March 1 or later - Pay taxes for real property at Ionia County Court House. (Payments on personal property still go to City of Ionia.)
NOTE: The 1% administration fee is not subject to penalties or interest so subtract that amount from the tax, calculate the penalties and interest, and then add the administration fee. Or check online for your current balance at www.cityofionia.org and click on “Bill and Parcel” and then “Property Tax”.
The City of Ionia is requesting applicants for three open positions on our boards and commissions. This is a perfect way to serve the community and become more involved! The open positions are listed below and information regarding the meetings and responsibilities can be found on the Boards and Commissions page of the website.
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.
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Holiday Schedule-City Offices 2021(PDF)
Holiday Schedule-City Offices 2022 (PDF)
City of Ionia Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan (PDF)
City of Ionia Title II Americans with Disabilities Act Policy (PDF)