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Nestled in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Ithaca greets visitors from all corners of the state. Ithaca serves as the county seat of Gratiot County, and is mid-point of the US-127 university corridor of Central Michigan University, Alma College, and Michigan State University.

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Zoning Permits

  • Zoning Application is required to be filed with the City Zoning Administrator along with the applicable fee prior to any progress of work on the property.  Including; fences, decks, porches, sheds, garages, accessory buildings, new additions or any new construction.  The application will then be reviewed in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance to determine approval or if such request needs to be taken to the Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals.

    Approved Zoning Applications are required for a building permit to be issued from the County.
  • The Zoning Application can be found under the Ordinances and Zoning Page


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City Council Meeting - Remote Access Instructions

CITY COUNCIL MEETING - September 15, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 15, 2020 City Council meeting will be held by remote access as a virtual meeting.  The public is welcome to participate and opportunities will be afforded for public comment.  For information on the meeting or for information on how to participate, please see below:
MEETING PACKET: Can be found here: City Council
The September 15, 2020 Virtual Meeting
Instructions and Options to join this meeting follows:


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Meeting ID: 863 5247 0644

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  Any person who wishes to contact the City to provide input or ask questions on any business coming before the Council on September 15, 2020 may do so by calling or e-mailing the City Clerk’s Office prior to the meeting at (989)875-3200 x 305 or clerk@ithacami.com .


The City of Ithaca will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio recordings of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seventy-two  (72) hours’ notice to  the  City  of Ithaca. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Ithaca by writing, calling, or emailing the following:  Ithaca City Clerk’s Office, 129 W. Emerson St, Ithaca, MI 48847; Phone: (989) 875-3200; Email:  clerk@ithacami.com


The City of Ithaca Website address is www.ithacami.com



(Contact the City Clerk for prior meeting information at Contact Us )


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