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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving CookieCity Offices will be closed on November 28th and 29th in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday!

Lincoln Street Project Notice

Construction SignsAugust 27, 2019
Lincoln Street Residents
RE: City of Hart - Lincoln Street Reconstruction

Dear Property Owner(s):

This fall the City will be reconstructing Lincoln Street from Dryden Street to Griswold Street. This project will include replacement of the sanitary sewer, construction of a new water main, storm sewer improvements, the addition of a parking lane, and sidewalk improvements.
In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. Below is information regarding several topics that may be of concern. If you have questions regarding any of these items, please contact: City of Hart at (231)873-2488, Matt Hulst at Prein&Newhof at (231) 798-0101 or talk to the Prein&Newhof construction observer that will be on-site during construction.
Construction Schedule
The project is scheduled to begin the week of September 2, 2019. Work will generally be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The work will be completed by Hallack Contracting of Hart, MI. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents stay out of the construction area during and after work hours and to be aware of construction equipment in the area.
The affected roads will be closed but will stay accessible to residents in the immediate construction area throughout the project, except for short periods of time when a pipe will be installed across the roads.
Individual driveway access will be interrupted during periods of time for a few hours, but in all cases will be restored by the end of the workday.
Driveways and Restoration
Driveways that are disrupted during construction will be replaced at the same location, and equal in size and type to the existing drive. Temporary driveway material will also be placed and maintained to provide access to residences during construction. Disturbed grass areas will be restored with topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and mulch.
If you have underground sprinklers installed along the road, please mark the heads and approximate locations of the pipe and if possible, remove the heads. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to repair irrigation systems between the sidewalk and road.
The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the postal service to assure uninterrupted mail delivery.
Garbage Pick-up
The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the appropriate waste management companies to assure uninterrupted garbage pickup.
Water Services
Many of the water services within the project area will be replaced up to the meter. The City may be contacting you shortly regarding upcoming water service replacements. If you have not received information regarding water service replacement, please contact the City.
Your help with the items outlined above will help minimize the time of disturbance in your area, providing for a safer and earlier completion of the project. Thank you in advance for your efforts and patience!


Lynne Ladner
City of Hart
City Manager

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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Accepting Applications for HMS Board Members

Main Street BoardHart Main Street is currently accepting applications for the Board of Directors. The HMS Board is an active and involved board assisting the Main Street manager with upholding the Main Street Four Point approach to fulfill its mission of creating an attractive downtown gathering place. There are currently vacancies for board members with sole appointment to the Main Street Board and for members with dual appointment to both the Main Street and TIFA board. All applications with be reviewed by the board and recommendations will be made for appointment to the Hart City Council. If you have any questions regarding board membership please reach out to current members of the board or send an email to hartmainstreet@gmail.com.


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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Power Outages!

Light bulbHart residents the City would like to advise you that the Energy Department will be working on meters citywide from now until the end of November. You may experience very short power outages during this time. Thank you for your patience.

Hart Hydro Disc Golf Course: Ready to Play!

City of Hart Hydro Disc Golf CourseThe Hart Hydro Disc Golf Course is open year-round!

Join the fun and check out the all-new 18-pin course. Download the course map at the link below.

Be prepared to get wet as you will be playing right next to the dam and Hart Lake!

Address: 3681 W. Harrison Street, near Hart Dam, off 72nd Avenue.

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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