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120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809 Map
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergencies: Phone 911

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Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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The City of Belding is a great place to raise a family, grow a business, find a bright future. Explore our rich history, abundant natural resources, and many opportunities.

Learn about City services, download forms and maps, get meeting schedules, make contact, and more. Call or visit City offices if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest.


It is my goal as Mayor to foster an environment of growth and unity. Let's draw close as a community, focus on quality of life, and create opportunities for everyone to succeed.

Please join me for "Coffee with Council," 1st and 3rd Monday each month, 10am to 1pm at the Depot. I look forward to working with you!


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Public Hearing Notice


Board Vacancies
The City of Belding DDA and Planning Commission boards have vacancies. If you are interested in serving, please submit an application, available for download here.

DDA, the Downtown Development Authority – involved with the creation and implementation of development plans in the downtown district and with the promotion of economic growth. The term of office is 4 years. The DDA meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at noon.

Planning Commission – adopts a Master Plan for the physical development of the city, reviews the Capital Improvements Plan, recommends zoning changes, approves plats and governs the subdivision of land. The term of office is 3 years. The commission meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.


DDA Meeting Date Change Notice
The Downtown Development Authority meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 4, 2014 has been moved to Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Pere Marquette Depot, 100 Depot Street. The meeting is open to the public.


Planning Commission Master Plan Survey
The City of Belding Planning Commission is preparing to review and update the City's Master Plan. Please take part in an important survey and offer your input to help guide the City in its future development. Access the Master Plan survey here.


Downtown Development Plan Community Survey
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is seeking input from residents regarding an update of the DDA Development Plan. Thank you for taking time to complete the short survey to offer your input! Access the DDA survey here.


Right of Way Parking
The Belding Police Department is enforcing rules regarding parking in the right–of-way on City streets.

The right-of-way is property located within and adjoining the public streets, roads, highways and public easements within the city, which rights of way are owned by the city. This area must also be maintained by the property owner.

If you are parking on the right-of-way, now is a good time to start parking on the road. If you are found parking on the right-of-way, a warning notice will be left with your vehicle. If the vehicle remains or continues parking on the right-of-way, a parking citation will be issued.

Also, as a reminder, November 1 thru March 31, there is No Parking on any City street 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m..

Your compliance is appreciated.
Thank you.

Dale E. Nelson
Chief of Police


Woodview 5th Grade Thank You
5th grade students and teachers from Woodview School cleaned up trash on Kenwood Avenue, Main Street, M-44 and Orchard Street, as well as at Orchard Hills School, Central Riverside Park, Water Street Park and Demorest Field. The City wishes to thank them for their efforts, and is very appreciative of their service to our community!



Coffee with City Council
Members of the Belding City Council would like to invite you to stop by the Pere Marquette Depot on the first and third Mondays of each month between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to share any ideas, questions or concerns you may have. It will be an informal setting with one or two council members present to visit with you. Please join us!


Foreclosure Education And Prevention
The Michigan State University Extension office in Ionia County has been offering foreclosure education and prevention assistance to residents over the past two years. If you would like free confidential foreclosure education and prevention options, please contact Jim Buxton at MSUE at 616-527-5357 or email jbuxton@ioniacounty.org.


Police Department and Code Enforcement
The Belding Police Department is now handling areas of code enforcement, including abandoned motor vehicles, nuisances, noise control, blight, vegetation and sidewalks. Please click here to view detailed information on the Police Department web page. For assistance with code enforcement issues, please call 616-794-1900, Ext. 226.


Fire Department and Code Enforcement
The Belding Fire Department is now handling areas of code enforcement, including the International Fire Code, Property Maintenance Code and Building & Zoning Code. Please click here to view detailed information on the Fire Department web page. For assistance, please call the number listed on the web page with the specific area of enforcement.


Thursday Evening Meal
The Belding Ministerial Association and God's Kitchen, Belding invites families to a Thursday Evening Meal. No charge, no requirements, everyone welcome. Get more information.


Allied Waste Bags
Allied Waste blue bags are $14.50 for 10 bags. Bags are available at City Hall front counter and dispatch. Get more information.


Pay Water Bill and Property Taxes Online
We've created an online method for you to pay water bills and property taxes to the City of Belding. Just click here and follow the new page instructions. Let us know if you have questions or comments.