Spanning over five miles, with a population of about six thousand residents, the charming City of Belding is located in the northwestern part of Ionia County, Michigan (map).
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If you are interested in the history of the City of Belding, visit our "Belding Museum and City History" page and learn about our Belrockton Museum, telling the colorful story of Belding's past.
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Mayor, City of Belding, Michigan
Belding is a warm and welcoming community, a great place to raise a family and grow a business. The City's downtown is filled with historical buildings, such as the Pere Marquette Depot, Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library and the Belding Museum at the Historic Belrockton, which also offers an interactive children's museum. Although Belding is a small town, we are not small on things to do!
There are five parks, with four of them being located along the Flat River, which are known for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. We also have an accessible kayak launch dock. Lightning Bend is a 128-acre nature preserve along the Flat River with an amazing disc golf course known as SMASH Park. We have beautiful walking trails throughout the city, a skateboard park, and a second-to-none Veteran's Memorial. The state game area located in the northeastern portion of the city offers hunting, fishing and recreation opportunities.
Belding is home to the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, an annual Labor Day celebration, the Beatnik Bazaar and an annual Home for the Holidays celebration. Public transit services are offered through Dial-A-Ride, both locally and to two of our neighboring cities. Please phone us at (616) 794-1900 with any questions.
Thank you for your interest in our community.
NOTICE: At the City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2023, the City Councilmembers will be voting on a Resolution to approve an increase in city water and sewer rates. Both rates are being increased to finance specific improvements to both the water and sanitary sewer systems. These improvements include but are not limited to: the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, removal of lead water lines and a number of system improvements in both systems.
The Resolution that will be considered by the City Councilmembers may be found in the link below:
Download a File:
You may access the 2021 City of Belding Water Quality Report at water.belding.us.
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The City of Belding publishes Public Notices for the community to view and act on. These notices may contain public meeting information and meeting dates, event information, City service or public safety information, or other important notifications.
Please visit and bookmark our Public Notices page to view the latest updates. You may also Questions and Suggestions with any questions.
We've created an online method for you to pay water bills and property taxes to the City of Belding. Visit our Online Bill Pay page and follow the instructions. Let us know if you have questions or comments.
120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergency: Phone 911
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm
To Contact a City Department Head,
Visit our City Staff Directory Page