•  Accepting applications of interest to fill vacancy on the Hart City Council

Welcome to the City of Hart

Nestled in the northwestern quarter of Oceana County near US-31, the City of Hart is a quaint, quiet community, a perfect place to raise a family and enjoy a good life.

Accepting applications of interest to fill vacancy on Hart City Council

Council ChambersThe City of Hart is accepting applications of interest to fill a vacancy on the Hart City Council. Interested parties must meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in Chapter 7 Section 7.1 Eligibility of the City of Hart Charter.

An eligible person is defined as meeting the following requirements:

  1. Be a resident of the City for at least six (6) months prior to consideration for the vacancy
  2. Be a registered voter in the City of Hart before February 25th (the meeting where interviews and the appointment will take place)
  3. Can not be or have been in default to the City within the 30 days prior to February 25th.Default is defined as being delinquent on property taxes, personal property taxes, any utility bill (including rental properties for which the person is a responsible party), or any other past due invoices owed to the City in the last 30 days.
Interested individuals need to complete and submit the Council Vacancy Information Forms no later than Friday February 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Interviews of the individuals will be conducted by the City Council during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on February 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers at 407 State St., Hart, MI. The information forms can be downloaded and submitted via email to lladner@cityofhart.org or obtained and turned in at City Hall during regular business hours.

Sidewalk Winter Requirements!

Penquin Shoveling SnowThis is a friendly reminder that all homeowners, as well as business owners, are required to keep their sidewalks clear with winter upon us. There is assistance available for the elderly or disabled who cannot shovel their own walkways. Please contact Dave Dickman at 231-923-0478 or email him for more information.

Come Ride the Hart-Montague Trail From the City of Hart

Hart-Montague Trail at Rothbury, MichiganTwenty-two miles of smooth new pavement for your ride; that's the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, now finished and ready for you and your family to enjoy.

The City of Hart marks the north end of the trail, providing easy access and plenty of amenities. The trail was once a Grand Rapids to Pentwater railroad line dating back to 1872. From Hart you can head south on the trail toward Shelby, Rothbury, Montague and points in between, making for a fun and memorable day's adventure.

Find convenient free parking at our trail access point with refreshments and food nearby. Check the links below for trail information and maps, courtesy of Michigan Trails Magazine and website.

Every Picture Tells a Story

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  • 1960's
  • Soldier's 1912
  • Dodge Dealership
  • Hart High School
  • Worker Photo 1920's
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City Council to hold first reading on ORV and Golf Cart Ordinance

Off-road vehicle and golf cart ordinance considerationThe City Council in the Fall of 2019 was asked to consider an ordinance and additional resolution permitting the operation of Off-Road Vehicles and Golf Carts on Streets within the corporate limits of the City of Hart.

The Council requested the Planning Commission to solicit community input on the issue and report back to the council on the issue. On January 9, 2020 the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the issue as well as a discussion on the issue and whether or not to submit a recommendation to the City Council.

On February 25, 2020 the City Council will hold the first reading on the Ordinance permitting ORV’s and Golf Carts on City Streets. The reading and discussion will take during their regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers located at 407 State St., Hart, MI.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and provide input to the Council in the issue at that time.

Draft copies of the Ordinance and related Resolution can be downloaded or picked up at City Hall, 407 State St., Hart, MI during regular business hours.


Michigan State SealThe City of Hart has become a participating municipality in this program. It provides for the escrow of fire insurance as established by Act 495 of the Public Acts of 1980. The intention is to uniformly apply the provisions of Section 2845 or Section 2227 to all properties within the City of Hart in order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare.

These provisions of this act provide that a portion of certain casualty losses for fire or explosion otherwise payable by insurers may be withheld in escrow by our community in order to secure, repair, replace or remove damaged structures which violate the City of Hart health or safety standards.

Click here for a list of Michigan Municipalities Participating in the Fire Insurance Withholding Program.
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Hart, Michigan 49420 
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