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.


Winter Taxes
Winter Tax bill is due by February 14, 2016. Between Feb. 15 and Feb. 29, 2016, add 3% penalty (postmarks are not accepted). After Feb. 29th for the amount due on personal property taxes, please call City Hall at 894-4048; for amount due on real property taxes call the Muskegon County Treasurer at 231-724-6261. To get your payment to us outside of our business hours, feel free to use our convenient drop box located at the southeast corner of the building near the “old library” entrance.

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