Welcome to the City of St. Johns

City of St. Johns
100 E. State St., Suite 1100 P.O. Box 477
St. Johns, MI 48879
First Floor, West Wing
Phone: (989) 224-8944
Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (M - F) 





Wednesday, October 31st

The daytime Event-So-Scary, sponsored by the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm for young children to trick-or-treat at various businesses. Please contact the Chamber or visit their website for more information. The evening trick-or-treat hours are from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The beginning and ending of the candy gathering will be signaled by the fire whistle. Please use caution while driving as there will be lots children running to collect candy. 


City of St. Johns Headlee Override Nov 6 Ballot Proposal Explanation

The St. Johns City Commission has authorized a Headlee Override ballot measure for the November 6, 2018 election.  A successful vote for the ballot measure will restore the City’s general operating millage to 10 mills, as allowed by our City Charter.  The additional funds generated by restoring the millage will be used for general governmental purposes, including additional funding for the City’s pension plan.  Please see the attached information sheet that provides more in-depth information regarding the ballot measure. Click here for further information: Proposal


Changes to Fall Leaf Collection

No need to bag leaves any longer, the City of St. Johns has purchased a leaf vacuum truck system. This vacuum will pick up leaves more efficiently and quickly, while leaving behind less debris.

   The schedule for picking up leaves is as follows: 

North of M-21 (State Street) will be the first half of October and November

South of M-21 (State Street) will be the second half of October and November

Please rake leaves in a pile in the City right-of-way area in front your house, between the sidewalk and the curb. If there is no sidewalk in front of your property, please rake leaves 6 inches behind the curb but not further than 6 feet from the curb. DO NOT RAKE LEAVES IN THE STREET, as the leaves can be hazardous with traffic and also block storm sewers from draining properly.  Anyone raking or otherwise placing leaves, trimmings, & similar type organic plant materials in the public street will be subject to a $50 civil infraction fine.

You may still use the compostable brown yard waste bags for leaves, garden vegetation (including pumpkins) & small sticks.  These bags will be picked up by the curb during your normal scheduled leaf collection pick-up.

A final reminder, despite all advanced preparation, equipment can breakdown or weather events can slow or end the program early.  Do not wait to rake.  Early snowfall requires equipment and crews to be redirected to snow removal operations. 

· The regular curbside brush pick up is suspended during leaf pick-up. 

· Loose leaves & compostable brown yard waste bags can be taken to the Department of Public Works, 1000 N. US-127 BR.  This site is open 24/7.  Please use the Kuntz Drive entrance.

· If you are a senior or physically challenged and are unable to dispose of your leaves, contact City Offices at (989) 224-8944, ext. 282 or email twright@ci.saint-johns.mi.us by November 1st so arrangements can be made.





The city does require city residents to use mint green city trash bags for trash disposal. The mint green bags can be purchased at several locations: Mint green trash bag purchase locations  Trash pickup takes place on Wednesday's or Friday's, please see map for pickup schedule.  Your mint green bags must be curbside by 7:00 AM on pickup day, do not place the mint green bags in your brown/yellow recycle cart, the cart is for loose recyclable items only. 

The brown and yellow Granger recycle carts are for recyclables only. Please do not place trash, green trash bags, wood, grass clippings, dirt or compost in these carts. The cart will not be emptied if it contains the incorrect materials. Click here to view the 2018 recycle guide.  The recycle cart is emptied on the same day your mint green bags are collected. 

Debt Service Report & Projected Budget Report

Performance Dashboard

To review the Citizen's Guide for the city please go to: MICommunityFinancials.michigan.gov and browse for St. Johns

Street Millage 2017 Brochure
The 2018-2022 Street Millage Proposal Map

2017 Water Quality Report

Yellow Book Directory

To order additional Yellowbook directories, please call 1-877-607-0775 or you may opt out by visiting www.yellowpagesoptout.com

Click this Link to Report a Pot Hole 

  Meet St. Johns Video (click below to view)   


Title VI Plan



Construction Areas in the City

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 Beginning the first week of June 2018, Consumers Energy will initiate the Vintage Service Replacement (VSR) Project. This will include the replacement of approximately 115 natural gas service leads throughout our community. If your home is included in this scope of services, you will receive notification directly from Consumers Energy. There will also be contact information for any questions.


2018 Event Flyers / City Welcome Packet Brochure / Newsletters

City Pavilion and Events Calendar 

Special Event/Rental Agreement 

Pavilion & Depot Rental Calendar

Events Calendar

City Commission Meeting
Start Date/Time:
Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Clinton County Courthouse

Board of Commissioners Room

Suite #2200

Owned by Mindy Seavey On Tuesday, December 12, 2017