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.



The City of Hart will hold a public hearing on proposed Wastewater System Improvement projects for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.

The hearing will be held on May 25, 2021, during the regular city council meeting at 7:30 p.m. City Council meetings are normally held at the Hart City Hall office located at 407 State Street, Hart, MI 49420. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the City Council meeting may be held via teleconference. Updates regarding teleconference and in-person meetings can be found on the City's website at www.cityofhart.org.

The purpose of the proposed projects is to improve the safety and reliability of the wastewater treatment and collection system in the City. Wastewater system improvements include:

  1. Replacing approximately 6,000 feet of sanitary sewer and force main and Griswold Lift Station Improvements
  2. Addressing aging infrastructure and capacity concerns at the BioPure Treatment Facility
  3. Replacing the Riverside Lift Station
  4. Replacing approximately 6,500 feet of sanitary sewer in the Courtland Street, Dryden Street, and Wood Street areas (to be done in future years)
Impacts of the proposed projects include typical sanitary sewer main construction, and temporary disruptions such as noise, dust, and traffic congestion caused by construction activities. The benefits will include more reliable and energy-efficient wastewater treatment and collection system as well as long-term reduced maintenance costs and new road pavement in the underground construction areas.
The estimated cost of implementing the proposed Project Plan is $12,597,000. Year 1 (FY2022) of the Project Plan will cost an estimated $8,409,000 and construction would occur over a three-year period, 2022 through 2024. The projected cost to sewer system users due to the Year 1 projects is estimated at $4.98 per month per residential equivalent unit. The City may increase the existing sewer rate structure over time to finance these costs through the State Revolving Fund low-interest loan program. The remaining future collection system projects within the Project Plan will cost an estimated $4,188,000 with an exact schedule to be determined.
Copies of the plan detailing the proposed projects are available for review at the Hart City Hall office or online at www.cityofhart.org. Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on May 25, 2021, will receive responses in the final project plan. Written comments should be sent to:
Karla Swihart, City Clerk
407 State Street
Hart, MI 49420

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Hart residents - it's time to clean out your closets, basements, and garages. The City will be hosting a clean-up day on Saturday, May 22nd. Place your "treasures" at the curb for pickup the night before. All items must be curbside by 6:30 am on the 22nd to ensure it is collected.


Clean-Up Do's & Don'ts
Acceptable Items:
We will collect basic household trash, bulky items (furniture, etc.), and limited building material - must be boxed or bundled and no more than four feet in length or 40 pounds.
Unacceptable Items: No tires, concrete, bricks, auto parts, tree stumps/limbs, scrap iron/steel, and no hazardous waste - (paint, household cleaners, liquids, gas, oil, medical waste, or asbestos).

Recycling Carts

Good news, residents of Hart – the RECYCLING CARTS have arrived! If you missed the opportunity to trade your recycle bin(s) for a cart, contact Laci at City Hall and she will arrange to have a cart delivered to your residence.


Lobby Closed

Closed LobbyThank you all for your patience as we go through these challenging times. Under the MDHHS Epidemic Order Effective November 18, 2020 City Hall is closed and employees are working remotely. We are doing our best to respond to phone calls but at times email communications may be more timely than voicemails. A list of employee contact information by department can be found at https://cityofhart.org/staff-directory.php

You may drop your utility payment in the gray aluminum box outside the doors to your right. If paying with cash, any overage will be carried over as a credit to your next payment. Receipts will be mailed to you if requested on your payment envelope. Envelopes are provided for your use.

You may ring the doorbell to seek the Police Department's assistance but if there is not a police vehicle in the parking lot it generally means that the officers are not in the building at that time.

The City thanks you for your understanding and cooperation during this pandemic.

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Fire Insurance Withholding Program

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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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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For the most recent postings of City of Hart non-regularly scheduled or electronic meetings, public notices and public hearings, please visit our Public Notices and Hearings page at this link.

All information to access public meetings via the Zoom platform can be found on this page.

You may also find it listed under the "Connect" menu tab above. Thank you.

The City of Hart in response to PA 228 of 2020 has adopted a Remote and Hybrid Meetings Policy and Procedures.

Help Keep Our Sewer Lines Running Clear.

Don't Flush those wipesNow that more people are staying home and using the toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, flushable wipes and baby wipes that they rushed to the stores to purchase 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.

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City of Hart

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

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

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