City of Whitehall 2018-02-05T19:39:17+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

Job Postings

There are no postings at this time.

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Welcome to MI Community Financial Dashboard! This dashboard is designed to provide you with
easy-to-use, visual data regarding the City of Whitehall, as well as other Michigan
communities. Our local units of government is a critical component of our infrastructure and it
is important for our citizens, businesses and officials to have access to information about our
fiscal health. The MI Community Financial Dashboard is provided by the Michigan Department of Treasury using data we submit via our Annual Local Unit Fiscal Report (F65). For more information about City of Whitehall’s fiscal health, please contact the City Treasurer at 231-894-4048.
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Annual Water Report
Copies of the report can be obtained from City Hall at 405 E. Colby Street and the Department of Public Works, 2055 Warner Street, Whitehall.

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