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City of Belding

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

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm

Belding News & Notes


April 4


Effective March 24, 2020 at 12:01 AM, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21, which in essence is a Stay at Home Order. There are direct mandates in this order pertaining to the management of municipal operations. The City of Belding is mandated to follow these directives.

Our City Police Department will operate as normal. Currently, our Police Department is dealing with the majority of non-emergency calls for service via telephone. Our staffing levels for Police will not change as a result of this order. In the event of an emergency please dial 911.

Our Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment facilities also will operate as normal. Safety protocols are in place to prevent our staff from exposure.

Our Public Works staff will continue to address items deemed by the Governor as critical infrastructure needs. Safety protocols are in place to prevent our staff from exposure.

City Park grounds will remain open. The Library and Belrockton/Museum will be closed. Social distancing practices are strongly encouraged. Enjoy open spaces, but remain ten feet away from others at all times.

Our City Hall staff will be in the facility only to work on state mandated critical tasks and they will be here on a limited basis. Our phone system will be forwarded to appropriate staff and they will be working virtually to address needs.
The City is currently under this order until Monday April 13, 2020. For more information on this Executive Order and the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus. Please continue to follow CDC Guidelines and hopefully we can return to normalcy soon.

Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe and healthy.

City Hall Lobby Closed Temporarily

Beginning Monday, March 23, the City Hall lobby will be closed to the general public until April 14. Staff will continue to work and are available by phone, email or appointment. During this time, most City services will remain available through the City's website https://www.ci.belding.mi.us , by email (admin@citywebcentral.com ) or by calling 616-794-1900. Residents may also conduct business through the U.S. mail, make payments online thru the city’s website or drop payments in the drop box located outside in front of City Hall to make payment to the City rather than hand delivering payments or other communications to the City. Essential services provided by our Police and Fire Departments, Department of Public Works and Dial-A-Ride will continue, and residents should not expect any interruption in these essential services. The City will also postpone other non-emergency work that requires person-to-person contact or entering residents’ homes, including replacing water meters. The City of Belding will continue to follow advice from health experts at the Ionia County Health Department and the State of Michigan. As response to the outbreak of COVID-19 continues, further changes to public services may result. The City of Belding will continue to inform residents of changes through our website, and Facebook page.

Welcome to Belding, Michigan

Welcome to the City of Belding, MichiganWarm and welcoming, a great place to live, work, grow a business and raise a family. That's our City of Belding, settled originally by Levi Broas in 1838. If you are interested in the history of Belding, read more here and learn about our Belrockton Museum, telling the colorful story of Belding's past.

For what you need today and for the future, explore the rest of this website. Whether you are a resident, a business or someone just visiting, we make it easy to find what you need. Use the menu bar above, the Quick Links at left, or the Spyglass on the menu bar to search our site for anything. If you have questions or additional needs, please phone City offices at (616) 794-1900.

We are always happy to help. Thank you for visiting our City website, and for your interest in the City of Belding.

Electronic Sign

The electronic message sign located on the northwest corner of Congress and Bridge is available to non-profit community and civic groups. The sign will be used primarily to provide messages that have a city-wide impact for events or activities that are open and available to the public. Please click on the link to view the Electronic Sign Guideline Policy and Electronic Message Sign Application.

Smart 911 Profile Creation

Residents are encouraged to create a Smart 911 Profile for Emergency Notifications. Please click on the link below for more information.

Belding Police Department Reserve Unit - positions open

The Belding Police Department Reserve Unit is accepting applications for the position of Reserve Police Officer. Please click on the link for more information.

The scenic Flat River winds its way through Belding's beautiful parks.
  • The scenic Flat River winds its way through Belding's beautiful parks.
  • The Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library is a community treasure.
  • Long ago known as the Silk City, the Belding family once operated silk mills here.
  • The Belrockton Museum was once a dormitory for Belding silk factory workers.
  • The Belding Depot is a popular gathering place and setting for City of Belding Council meetings.
  • Belding's historic City Hall is the City's administrative headquarters and has served for generations.
  • The Belding Fire Department is always ready, helping to keep Belding citizens safe.
  • Belding is a great place to raise a family and make a good life.



DATE: APRIL 7, 2020
TIME: 7:00 P.M.

WEBSITE: https://zoom.us/join
MEETING ID: 647 514 209

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BY EMAILING j.cooper@ci.belding.mi.us by 7:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020 OR VIA THE WEBSITE OR PHONE APPLICATION ZOOM.

Date of Posting: April 2, 2020
Time of Posting: 1:51 p.m.

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 the link below and follow the page instructions. Let us know if you have questions or comments.

City of Belding Mayor Brad Miller

City of Belding Mayor Brad MillerMy intention with this communication is to establish a Bi-Monthly Update from myself, other City Council members, or staff members, updating the community to what was covered in our most recent City Council meeting, events happening around town and projects we are working on. This is not to replace the City Newsletter, City specific communications or other urgent or more time sensitive communications, but is intended to supplement these communications.

Please download the Bi-Monthly Update at the link below. Thank you.

Senior Care Resources

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. Please click on the link below to access more information.

Resources For Those Needing Assistance

Please click on the link to access a resource that educates the public and provides a resource for those who need assistance with shelter information, food banks, and much more.

DEQ - Results of Water System Assessment

The City of Belding received notification from DEQ on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 regarding the Water System Assessment.  DEQ indicated that they found no specific items that caused the water samples collected on August 2, 2017, to test positive for total coliform and E. Coli.  Please click below to access the letter and assessment. 

City of Belding

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

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm