City of Whitehall 2017-04-10T19:45:07+00:00


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

Public Hearing – Grant Applications, March 28th


Job Postings

No open positions at this time.

Job Application


Colby Street Project
US-31 BR (Colby Street/Thompson Street)
Reconstruction and Widening

Water Testing: Quick Notes
Notes from the DPW Director on reducing lead exposure.

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

Spring Leaf Pickup
April 15 – April 29, 2017

  • Leaves cannot be bagged. Please rake them to the edge of the pavement where they will be collected.
  • If you have a curb and gutter, leaves must be raked over the curb into the street.
  • Make sure sticks are not mixed in with the leaves because they clog the vacuum machine and may cause the entire pile to be left behind.
  • Every effort will be made to pick up leaves once per week depending on the weather and amount of leaves.

Brush Pickup
May 1st
Crews will be making only one pass through the City for curbside brush pickup. The brush should not be put out by the street more than 48 hours prior to the pickup date and must be out before 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1st to ensure that it gets picked up. Best bet – have them out by April 30th!

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

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