City Manager
Jean Southward City Administrator

Rental Inspector is Tony Brown.  Please contact City Hall at 989-584-3515 with requests to register rental properties.  Our Rental Ordinance can be found under Ordinances here on our website.



 M-F 9AM-5PM 

Meeting Information


Date:  4/29/2021
Location:  City Hall, 123 E. Main Street
Time:  5:00 p.m.

Discussion:  City of Carson City Capital Improvement Plan (FYE 2022 to FYE 2027)

Note:  CDC protocols are in effect.  Masks must be worn.

2019 Water Quality Report
Meeting Agenda
Waste Collection

In and effort to comply with social distancing, City Hall currently has only one entrance on the East side of City Hall that is open to the public.  Masks are required to enter and please do not enter if there is another person at the counter.  Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time. 




Carson City is located in the center of the State on State Highway 57 (M-57).  It is within an hour’s driving time of Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Mt. Pleasant.  The City encompasses one (1) square mile and we have a population of approximately1100 people.

You will be impressed by the attractiveness of Carson City.  There are many large Maple trees that line our streets, homes are very well kept as residents take pride in the appearance of their yards and houses.  There are a variety of landscape designs.  Streets and sidewalks are well maintained with an ongoing sidewalk improvement program that is very reasonably priced for residents. The City Council is proactive in infrastructure improvements.

Our Business District has a variety of storefronts including, but not limited to, antique shops, hardware store, hair stylist, pizza shop, quilt shop, art studio, flower shop and insurance agencies. See our business directory for additional information.

The City Council, acting proactively, continues to update streets, sidewalks and infrastructure.  Carson City has been awarded a $660,000.00 storm water, wastewater and asset management grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  We will be able to camera all existing wastewater and storm water lines, catch basins and lift stations to determine size, quality, condition and make of each line. This will help us as we continue to upgrade problem areas to insure our residents have the best quality infrastructure available. 

Our volunteer Fire Department services the City and several surrounding townships.  Our Fire Chief leads a very well trained and dedicated group of volunteers. He is always looking for additional men and women that want to helptheir community in a service roll.  You may contact City Hall for more information and the requirements to become afire fighter.

Our City has a fantastic park system.  It consists of three parks that are all connected by walking trails.  The 80 acre system has several recreation opportunities for residents and visitors. See the accompanying park section for further information on each of our parks.

Carson City is also home to a very modern, state of the art, hospital that is affiliated with Sparrow Health in Lansing. The hospital has a very dedicated staff to serve their patients.  For further information look for  Sparrow Carson Health Network.