Welcome To Imlay City

Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.


Burn Ban

Due to dry conditions, an immediate burn ban has been put into place for Imlay City and Imlay Township until further notice.
Several other jurisdictions within Lapeer County have implemented outdoor burning restrictions as well. Please check the burn permit site for restrictions in your area.

Hydrant flow tests today 05-22-23

Hydrant flow tests today. Short-term low pressure is possible. If your water becomes discolored, please run cold water until it clears.


memorial day 2023

Traffic Changes

Beginning this week, May 8th, due to sidewalk construction, southbound M-53 traffic will be shifted to the center lane from E. Fourth St. to E. Second St. During construction, E. Third St. will be closed at M-53. Please avoid this area. For local traffic please use E. First St., E. Fourth St., or E. Fifth St. to access the downtown area.

 Ed Priehs
Public Works Superintendent
City of Imlay City


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City of Imlay City
Brush Pick-Up Policy

The Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind residents of our current brush pick-up policy. We ask residents to please follow brush pick-up regulations as they keep our equipment running smoothly, and make our employees’ jobs more efficient and safe while continuing to make Imlay City a clean and great place to live.

  • Brush chipping will take place on the first and third Monday of each month starting in April through the end of November.
  • Brush can be placed at the curb at a maximum of 2 days prior to the scheduled chipping date and by 7:00 a.m. of the scheduled chipping day.
  • The DPW will not chip full trees that have been taken down.
  • Stack brush as close to the curb as possible, with the cut ends parallel with the curb.
  • Stack piles neatly so that branches do not become entangled.
  • Brush should be a minimum of 3 feet in length, a maximum of 10 feet in length and limbs should be no more than 4 inches thick in diameter.
  • Do not block the sidewalk or the street.
  • Do not stack brush with yard waste. Yard waste cannot be chipped. Please discard yard waste properly by bagging it in approved bags or containers marked “yard waste” for the garbage hauler to pick up.
  • Brush stacked for collection must be free of all nails, wires, debris, roots, vines, litter, and non-brush material.
  • The DPW will not access private property to gather brush.
  • Brush piles that are not neat and orderly will not be picked up.
  • Brush piles that are placed out too soon or too late will be required to be removed from the curbside until the next scheduled pickup date.
  • Once the chipper has been down a street, it will not return until the next regularly scheduled pick-up date.

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Small Town Offers

Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.

Our quaint downtown includes beautifully manicured landscaping with bench-lined sidewalks
and exceptional shopping—a welcome retreat from busy city life.

The City of Imlay City also maintains six city parks including the newly developed Butterfly Garden
located on Third Street.  Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon stroll, frolic on the playground,
or relax while reading a book, Imlay City has a park just for you!

Economic Development

Found on the I-69 corridor less than an hour away from Detroit, Flint, Port Huron, and Canada, Imlay City is easily accessible by road, water, air, and rail, making it a strategic hub for many businesses and manufacturers.


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Proud to be a Tree City USA Community

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

Imlay City is one of 3,400 communities that has made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. The City has achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: Maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

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  • Address

    150 North Main Street
    Imlay City, MI 48444

  • Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Fax

    (810) 724-1861

Mark Your Calendar
  • Garbage day for City residents is Tuesday.

  • Water bills are mailed December 15, March 15, June 15 & September 15.

  • Tax bills are mailed July 1 and December 1

  • Signup for Imlay City Nixle Text Alerts:

    Text 48444 to 888777

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  • Brush Pick Up

    1st and 3rd Mondays
    April thru November

  • No Parking on City Streets

    2:30 AM- 6:00 AM
    November 15 - April 15

A drop box is located on the west side of the building for after hour correspondence.