The City of Whitehall, Michigan is a unique blend of old-fashioned small town and progressive, full-service city, with a population 2,706* residents. Whitehall is located in northern Muskegon County, five miles from the Lake Michigan coastline on White Lake. Although much of our economy is tourist-related, especially our extended marina on the lake, Whitehall is also home to a variety of small businesses and manufacturing facilities. Whitehall is a commuter town to the greater Muskegon area just ten miles to the south.

Whitehall’s recorded history began around 1859 when Charles Mears, a noted lumber baron to the area, platted the village along with Giles B. Slocum, naming it Mears. The population continued to grow due to its strategic location for floating and distributing lumber.

In 1862, it was renamed Whitehall and incorporated as the Village of Whitehall in 1867. Whitehall was later incorporated as a city in 1943.

*As of the 2010 Census

Regularly-Scheduled Meetings

City Council
Meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. unless posted otherwise.

Planning Commission
Meets first Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Meet quarterly on the 2nd Thursday of January, April, July and October at noon unless posted otherwise.

Meeting Notices

Work Session & City Council Meetings 2017

Special Use – Public Hearing 2/7/2017

Colby Street Project, Informational Meeting  – 2/23/2017

Job Postings

No open positions at this time.

Job Application


New Fee Schedule: 
City Council approved a new fee schedule effective January 1, 2017:
Fee Schedule, effective 1/1/2017 (PDF)

Tax Bills:
Winter tax bills are due by February 14, 2017. Between Feb. 15 – Feb. 28, add 3% penalty. Post marks are not accepted. For the amount due after Feb. 28th for personal property taxes, please call City Hall (894-4048). For the amount due on real property taxes, call the Muskegon County Treasurer at (231) 724-6261. City offices will be closed the the Holdays on December 23, 26, 30 and January 2. Taxes may be paid during this time by using our 24-hour drop box located on the east side of City Hall. Please allow 7 days when mailing tax payments as post marks are not accepted.

Tannery Bay Development:
Check out the drone video that Eastbrook Homes provided. Enjoy!

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