View of West State Road from the top of the water tower.
Grant is a full-service city located in southern Newaygo County along the M-37 corridor, about 25 minutes north of Grand Rapids and 30 minutes east of Muskegon. The City is located on a major Michigan Highway (M-37) that acts as a popular direct route for travel between Grand Rapids and Traverse City. Many of our residents commute to Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Fremont for employment, making Grant a "bedroom community".
Water/Sewer Bills sent quarterly and due in 30 days as printed on each bill.
Mailed the end of December for water/sewer used October - December. This bill is due the end of January.
Mailed the end of March for water/sewer used January - March. This bill is due the end of April.
Mailed the end of June for water/sewer used April - June. This bill is due the end of July.
Mailed the end of September for water/sewer used July - September. This bill is due the end of October.
SummerTaxes are mailed July 1st and are typically due August 10th
WinterTaxes are mailed December 1st and are typically due February 14th
City Commission Meetings are always held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the City Office, located at 280 S Maple St. Any changes to the regular schedule would be posted on the front door at City Hall and on our home page.
Grant City Services & Helpful Information
It is important to call the correct number when you have a question.
Water Service questions call (231) 834-7462:
The City provides water to all City residences.
The City maintains the water lines from the main to the water shut off.
Keep the area of your residence where your meter is located free of vegetation to facilitate the meter being read.
Maintain the water line from the shut off to your residence and within your home. Do not let your meter freeze in the winter.
Sanitary Sewer Service questions call (231) 834-7462:
The City provides sewer to all City residences.
The City maintains the sewer main lines only.
Maintain the sewer lateral line from your residence to the main.
Call the City DPW if your sewer line is plugged so we can determine where the blockage is located. If it is a system problem with the main line it is the City's responsibility. If it's determined to be a lateral issue it is your responsibility.
Yard Waste Pickup (DPW) call (231) 834-7462:
Yard waste pickup occurs on teh 1st and the 15th of each month April thru November.
The City provides its own Police Department for protecting City residents. The Police Department is located at the City Office at 280 S. Maple St.
Fire/First Responders questions call Chief Haring at (231) 282-2173:
The City is a member of a Joint Fire District with Ashland and Grant Townships. The Fire Barn is located on W. State Rd.
Home Improvements questions call (231) 834-7904:
Homeowners should assume permits are required for all home improvements. Please call the Building/Zoning Administrator at (231) 834-7904 before you undertake any improvements.
Helpful Phone Numbers
City Office (231) 834-7904
City DPW/Water/Sewer (231) 834-7462
City of Grant Police (231) 834-7212
City of Grant Assessor (231) 689-7244
Grant Public Schools(Admin) (231) 834-5621
Grant Area District Library (231) 834-5713
U.S. Post Office (Grant) (231) 834-5966
In case of Emergency, dial 911
Some Helpful Ordinances
A full listing of Ordinances/Zoning/Information/News is available on our website.
Property Maintenance Code:
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their house and yards to safety and appearance standards. Do not store the following outside your home:
Garbage (not in appropriate containers)
Fixing items like peeling paint, hanging gutters, broken porch steps, damaged roofs and broken windows is expected of homeowners.
Weeds, Tall Grass and Tall Brush Control:
Starting May 1st of each year homeowners are required to remove all tall weeds and grass from their property and the right of way in front of the property. Tall weeds and grass is anything over 10".
Parking between the hours of 2am and 6am is prohibited on all streets in the City for snow removal from November-March.
Grant Public Schools
Meetings of the Grant School Board are held in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center on the 2nd Monday of every month.
Fine Arts Center
Fine Arts Center
Fine Arts Center
About the Grant Community
The City of Grant is an ideal place to live. The cornerstones of the City's residential attractiveness are the Grant Public Schoolsand the newer Grant Area District Library. The Grant community has made many investments to help Grant become a great place to live and raise a family. Public infrastructure improvements are constantly taking place, including the 790-seat Fine Arts Center at Grant High School, the new district library, the Ryan Benson Skate Park, nearly a mile of new sidewalks, four new docks and a set of bleachers at Blanche Lake Park, and ongoing street improvements. More improvements are planned for Blanche Lake Park, so check back this summer for updates.
Grant District Library
Additionally, private sector investments, including a newer apartment community located within walking distance to the schools, library, our wonderful parks, and downtown, a number of single family homes, and the 22,000 square foot Family Health Care Facility The City is also home to a number of locally-owned entertainment, retail, and service businesses that meet much of our community needs. The City of Grant is a 2009 Bronze Award recipient in Promoting Active Communities sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health & Sports.
Grant is located only five miles from additional retail shopping in the City of Newaygo, less than 20 minutes from Fremont, and less than 30 minutes from the benefits of both Grand Rapids and Muskegon.