City of Whitehall 2017-10-19T12:48:11+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

Additional Work Sessions, 9/26/17 & 10/24/17

Work Session & City Council Meetings 2017



Job Postings

There are no postings at this time.

Job Application


Fall Leaf Pickup

The Fall Leaf Pick-up Program will begin Wednesday, November 1st. Last day to have your leaves out for pick-up is Wednesday, November 29th. Some guidelines to follow are:

  • 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 will be left behind.

Every effort will be made to pick up leaves once per week depending on the weather, amount of leaves, and holidays. The pickup will begin at the north end of the City and then work south.

Know someone who may need help raking up their leaves for Leaf Pickup? Click here for more details.

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

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

Muskegon County Tire Collection Events
Check out the flier of dates and locations for tire collection.

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

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