City of Perry

Emergency Notification System Update

Update Dec. 13, 2023:
10:52 AM – You may hear a brief siren for testing purposes only.
The city’s new Community Warning Siren is being installed at the corner of Main and Rolfe. Please use caution when traveling in the area.
While the sirens will be set today, they’re still a few weeks away from being operational.

Update Dec. 1, 2023

A new site has been selected for the replacement siren and it will be located near the intersection of Rolfe and Main Street.

Miss Dig requests have been initiated by the installer so we expect to see progress soon.


Update Sept. 13, 2023:  The city has an operational emergency siren that will sound in the event of future need.  There is still work on going to add a second siren at a new location in the near future.

As a reminder, the fire department will test the emergency alert siren the first Saturday of the month.


On Friday, August 11, 2023, the city’s siren that is used to notify residents of severe weather was damaged and taken out of service by the tornado.

We have been in contact with West Shore, the company that services this equipment, to have it repaired but please be aware that until the equipment is repaired and in the event of future severe weather there is NO siren in the city limits to sound an alarm at this time.

Residents are urged to download a local news centers app as many of them feature an alert system.  Residents are also highly encouraged to join Smart 911 an alert system utilized county wide that can send direct messages via text or email when there is severe weather requiring a warning.

Information about how to sign up for Smart 911, and a more detailed description of its many benefits, can be found on the city’s website:

Updates will be shared as they become available.

Posted: Aug. 16, 2023

State of Emergency

Update Aug. 13, 2023:  DPW will begin curbside storm clean up Monday morning. Please have large items to the curb as soon as possible.  Please have patience as crews make their way around the city.

Update Aug. 12, 2023:  Power has been restored, there is no longer a need to limit sewer usage.

Update 9:35 PM: Limit sewer usage due to power outages and strain on pumping stations.

A state of emergency is declared for the City of Perry due to a tornado strike.

Many downed power lines and dangerous conditions. Please remain off the streets. STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE

We have no reports of injuries at this time.
Emergency personnel are on scene. Call 911 with emergencies or to report downed power lines.

More information will be provided when it is available.

Posted August 10, 2023

Hire Notice: Part Time Office Assistant

The City of Perry is seeking applications for a Part-Time Office Assistant at City Hall.  Minimum qualifications include: valid MI driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, preferably two years’ experience in office administration, finance or a related field, Microsoft Office experience.  BS&A software experience a plus. Average hours per week 20 to 30 and starting pay $17.00. Drug test will be required for hire.  

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Applications will be accepted through August 18, 2023, with an anticipated hire date of September 1. Please apply at Perry City Hall 203 W. Polly St., Perry, MI 48872.