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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.


City Hall Reopening by appointment onlyBeginning Monday June 15, 2020 City Hall will be open by appointment only please use the numbers listed below to schedule your appointment with the staff member you need to meet. Due to the on-going limitation to no more than 10 people inside at one time it is necessary to monitor and continue to limit access to City Hall. Walk up appointments may be available depending upon staff availability and the current number of visitors and staff in the building.

Please continue to use the outside drop box for utility payments as City Hall staff is continuing to work reduced hours.

Business may be conducted via U.S. Mail, the night drop-box, or online at www.cityofhart.org.

Additional information regarding access to Hart City Hall will be released as it becomes available.

City Manager: 231-873-3546
Clerk: 231-923-3810
Accounts Payable: 231-923-3837
Utilities: 231-923-0012
Hart Police Department: 231-923-0696 or 231-923-0851
Central Dispatch 231-869-5858.


July Board of ReviewThe July Board of Review will meet at the City Hall – 407 State St, Hart MI 49420

Tuesday - July 21st, 2020 - 9:00 A.M

The purpose of this meeting is to correct a clerical error or a mutual mistake of fact relative to the correct assessment figures, the rate of taxation, or the mathematical computation relating to the assessing of taxes, the clerical error or mutual mistake of fact shall be verified by the local assessing officer and approved by the board of review at a meeting held for the purposes of this section on Tuesday following the second Monday in December and, for summer property taxes, on Tuesday following the third Monday in July. Date may be changed during those weeks with a resolution by the City.

Also, due to Covid-19, Governor Witmer’s Executive Order 2020-87(3)(b) provides that “boards of review acting in July must also meet to hear protests under Section 30 of the GPTA, MCL 211.30, and any other matters that are properly before a March Board of Review under MCL 211.30.” In addition, Boards of Review meeting in July “must allow a resident taxpayer to file his or her protest before the board of review by letter without personal appearance by the taxpayer or his or her agent,” the same option is already available for non-resident taxpayers by statute.

Also, a taxpayer who missed the February 20, 2020 deadline for filing Form 5278 or Form 5076 and who did not late file directly to the March Board of Review may file a protest to the July Board of Review. Taxpayers who late-file Form 5278 and 5076 should be granted the exemption as long as the taxpayer otherwise qualifies for the exemption. The exemption request must be initiated by the taxpayer.

All valuations appeals are encouraged to file a protest by letter for safety purposes, but an appointment will be scheduled for taxpayers who require an in-person appearance at the July Board of Review. Appointments may be made by calling 269-720-1928. Letter appeals must be received at the City Hall by 9:00 a.m. July 21st, 2020.

Edward VanderVries Cheryl Rabe
Assessor Clerk

Help keep our sewers lines running clear.

Don't Flush those wipesNow that everyone is staying home and using all of the toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, flushable wipes and baby wipes that they rushed to the stores to purchase last week we at the City of Hart would like to remind you that even though the packaging may say flushable that doesn't mean it should be flushed down the toilet. The only item that you should be flushing down your toilet is toilet paper. None of those other items will actually biodegrade in the wastewater system and the very germs and other materials that you are trying to dispose of you will be exposing City employees to when they have to clear the blocked sewer lines from those items.

These are just a couple of examples of how those items block the mains and can cause big problems in your home.

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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TIFA Informational Meeting

TIFA Informational MeetingNotice of Public Information Meeting

Per Public Act 57 of 2018 the TIFA Board is required to hold twice annual informational meetings for the purpose of informing the public of the goals and direction of the authority, including projects to be undertaken in the coming year.

The TIFA Board will be hosting their first informational meeting of the 2020 year on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm in the City of Hart Community Center, 409 State St., Hart, MI 49420

City Council Authorizes use of ORV's and Golf Cart's on City Streets

City of Hart ORV and Golf Cart Street MapIn March of 2020 the City of Hart adopted Ordinance 2020-01 Authorizing the use of ORV's and Golf Carts on City Streets. As we begin the much anticipated but delayed summer season with the opening of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes on June 13th we want to take the time to make sure that our City residents are aware of this new regulation. We have also taken the time to put together a map of City streets showing where ORV's and golf carts are prohibited (easier than showing where all they are permitted). Please keep in mind not all township roads/streets are marked on the map as township, City streets are all located in the are shown on the white background.

The 2020 Census informs funding for things our community needs to grow and thrive

Proud support of US Census 2020Complete the census online today! 2020census.gov

Your Answers are safe, secure and used only to produce statistics. No matter where you call home, the census is your chance to shape the future of our community over the next ten years for health care and infrastructure. Billions of dollars in funding that our community needs including roads, schools, hospitals and clinics are allocated based on the statistics that come out of the response to the census.


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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City of Hart

407 State St. Map
Hart, Michigan 49420 
Phone: 231-873-2488
Fax: 231-873-0100

8:00a to 5:00p, Monday-Friday