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The city of Charlevoix, Michigan
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The City of Charlevoix, also known as Charlevoix the Beautiful, is located in Charlevoix County in beautiful northwest Michigan. The City borders picturesque Round Lake, Lake Michigan, and Lake Charlevoix. Charlevoix first became a village in 1871 and was later established as a city in 1905. Charlevoix has a year round population of roughly 3,000 people. The population increases dramatically in the summer months due to tourism and the high number of vacation/seasonal homes. In addition to the typical services offered by cities, Charlevoix is also proud to provide residents and visitors a municipal airport, golf course, marina, ski hill, skateboard park, performance pavilion, four beaches, and seven parks.

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  • MDOT will be hosting a public meeting regarding next year's bridge repair project at 5:30pm on November 24. The meeting will be at the Charlevoix Public Library and will give the opportunity to ask questions or provide input. Click here to view the announcement.
  • Per the City Code, effective December 1st, vehicles shall not park on City streets from 2 am to 6 am.  Cars/trailers are asked to be off the streets and City parking lots to permit the removal of snow and ice from City streets.   If you park on the streets, your car may be ticketed.  

  • The City of Charlevoix is looking for interested persons to participate in discussions regarding Food Vendors in the City.  This topic will consider whether and/or how vendors should be regulated within the City giving consideration to the impact on brick and mortar restaurants.  After thoroughly vetting the issue, the group will present options to City Council for their consideration.  The City would like to hear input from both Food Vendors and brick and mortar restaurants, as well as other concerned citizens.  If you would like to be a part of these important discussions, send a letter of interest to the Charlevoix City Manager’s Office at 210 State Street, Charlevoix, MI  49720 or

  • The Lake to Lake Trail is officially open!  Click here for the press release.
  • The office of Emergency Management for Charlevoix County is offering a free message alert system.  This is a text and voice message alert system that will be used as one means of providing emergency alerts, timely warnings, and informing the community of major problems.  Get signed up at

  • Need a ride somewhere?  Check out the new Northern Michigan Ride Share site through the NW Michigan Council of Governments.
  • Click here to review the City's Disposable Materials Pickup Policy. 
  • In order to meet the requirements of the State of Michigan Public Act 63 of 2011 and qualify for payment under the Economic Vitality Incentive Program established by the Act, the City of Charlevoix has developed a Employee Compensation Plan. Click here to review plan.
  • Citizens interested in energy efficiency and cost savings can read the Ecoathome magazine.  Click here to download the current issue.
  • Click here for the Citizen's Guide to Local Finances.  This is an overview of the City's financial position. 
  • Click here for the City's Performance Dashboard.  This document shows the City's fiscal stability, economic strengths and quality of life.
  • Click here for the City's Debt Service Report.  
  • Click here for the City's Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation of Services Plan.  
  • Click here for the City’s Unfunded Accrued Liability Plan.

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Find information about trash collection and recycling
Request planting of a tree from the City
Apply to serve on a City Board or Committee
Reserve the Clarence Odmark Performance Pavilion
Reserve a pavilion for a private event
Find out information about Compost
Find out information about Garden Plots
Find out information about Seasonal Dockage
Find out information about Dingy Dockage
Find out information about Burns Street Dock
View the City's Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

Click here to view articles on Charlevoix area attractions.

Click here to see a video on Charlevoix's award winning East Park and Marina.

Click here to see videos of Charlevoix area attractions.

Although the City of Charlevoix website is updated frequently, it may not be as current as information available at City Hall.  Information contained in the City Code section is intended for reference only and should be verified by calling the Clerk’s office at (231) 547-3250 or the City Manager’s office at (231) 547-3270.

The City of Charlevoix | 210 State Street | Charlevoix, MI 49720 | Phone: 231-547-3270 | Fax: 231-547-3617
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