New Residents

Welcome! I am delighted that you have chosen our community to reside in and hope you take pride in our town as much as we do. I’ve included some useful information below to help get you ready for your move. I hope this information helps you settle in and feel right at home!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Village office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 517-456-7494.

Warm regards,
Doris Kemner
Village President

New Residents

The Village provides electric, water, and sewer to Village residents and electric to residents in the township and Water Wheel community. To start services, the Village office will need a utility application filled out, a copy of your photo ID, and a deposit may be required.

List of other utility providers.
Village and Township Offices
Village OfficeVillage of Clinton Office
(517) 456-7494
119 E Michigan Avenue
Hours: M-F, 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–4:00pm
The Village office is your go-to for Village utility payments, permits for locations within the Village limits, Village summer taxes, questions for Department of Public Works, Electric, Water, and Sewer, reservations for park pavilions and Smith Kimball Community Center, and garbage or recycle questions.

Township BuildingClinton Township Office
(517) 456-4837 
172 W Michigan Avenue
Hours: M, W, F, 8:00am-12:00pm
The Township office is your go-to for voting, Property-Transfer Affidavit, Riverside Cemetery questions, winter and summer Township taxes, and permits for locations outside of the Village limits. Visit the Township's website for additional information.

Photo credit: Amber Mikasa
Brush Pick Up
  • Brush pick-up is on the first and third Thursday of the month from April through October, weather and staff permitting.
  • Brush will be collected after a storm any time of the year. 
  • Brush must be placed in the yard parallel to the road, as close to the curb as possible for easy access, but not placed in the street.
  • Brush must be in piles no taller than waist height (roughly 3 feet). Branches should not be longer than 15 feet in length.
  • Commercial contractors are responsible for disposing of any tree and brush cut from a homeowner’s property.
  • All brush must be free of foreign materials such as wire, construction material, nails, holiday decorations, lights, etc.
Compost Program

The Village provides a compost program to Village residents. The compost pile is located on Bartlett Street West of Railroad Street and is available for grass clippings and leaf drop-off; no twigs, branches, bags, or items that will not decompose. Composted soil is available for residents at no cost if individuals pick it up at the compost site. Limit to 1 wheelbarrow load.

Garbage & Recycling

Service is provided by Stevens Disposal & Recycling. Trash is collected every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. For more details, visit the Garbage and Recycling page.

Holiday Tree Pick-Up

Real trees are picked up throughout the month of January. Tree stands must be removed before placing by the curb.

Leaf Pick Up

Leaf collection is throughout the month of November. Place all piles of leaves in the street near the curb.

Wood Chip Program

The Village provides a woodchip/mulch program from the brush and tree branches that are chipped on brush pick-up days. There is no charge to deliver a load of woodchips/mulch to a home within the Village limits if coordinated with the Village’s brush pick-up schedule. For a fee, the Village can deliver woodchips/mulch to residents outside of the Village limits within a five-mile radius. For wood chip delivery, please call the Village office at 517-456-7494.

Smith Kimball Community Center

The Smith Kimball Community Center is available for individuals or group reservations.  For more details, visit the Smith Kimball website.

Smith Kimball
Photo credit: Amber Mikasa


The Village has a summer tax and the Township has a summer and winter tax. If you live within the Village limits, you will have all three taxes each year. If you live outside of the Village limits, you will only have the Township taxes to pay on a yearly basis.