City of Perry

Community Wide Yard Sale Sign-Up Available Now

Posted: Feb. 26, 2024

Yard Sale Listing Sign Up

Use this form to have your location included on the Perry community-wide yard sale list. By completing this form, you agree to have your sale address listed on a master-list for the 2024 Community Wide Yard Sale Weekend that will be posted on our website, Facebook, and distributed at city hall. To be included in the listing, entries must be received by Friday, May 10. Changes can not be made to the list after that date. Questions can be directed to

By completing this form you acknowledge you are the responsible party for this listing. Please do not submit the address of a sale that you are not hosting.
Select the days your sale will be open:

Nominating Petitions Available

Nominating petitions are now available at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly Street for anyone interested in running for the following offices:

3 Four-year terms for a Council Seat, Term expiring Dec. 1, 2028
1 Two-year partial term for a Council Seat, Term expiring Dec. 1, 2026
1 Two-year term for Mayor, Term expiring Dec. 1, 2026

Persons desiring to qualify as candidates for any elective office shall file a petition therefor with the City, signed by not less than fifteen nor more than thirty registered electors of the Clerk, not later than the date and time for the filing of nominating petitions for State and County offices. The form of the petition shall be substantially as that designated by the Secretary of State for the nomination of nonpartisan judicial officers. A supply of official petition forms shall be provided and maintained by the Clerk.

Eligibility for Office:  Per Section 3.1 of the City’s Charter, no person shall be eligible for an elective office of the City unless he shall be a qualified elector of the City. No person shall be eligible for an appointive office of the City unless he shall reside within a fifteen-mile radius of the City limits. Provided, however, that should there be any appointive office that requires specialized or professional training, and should there be no resident within a fifteen-mile radius of the City limits who possesses such specialized or professional training who is willing to accept such office, then and in that event the Council may appoint to that office any qualified elector of the State of Michigan who does possess such training, who as a term of appointment agrees to reside within a fifteen-mile radius of the City limits within one year. (Amended 11-3-98.)

The last date to file petitions is Tuesday, April 23, 2024, by 4:00 PM.

NOTE:  A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, if more than two nominating petitions are filed for one of the above seats. If no Primary is needed, the election will be November 5, 2024, General Election.

Shirley Smith, Perry City Clerk

Posted: Feb. 9, 2024

Everbridge – Mass Notification Service

Shiawassee County has transitioned its mass-notification system service from Smart911 to Everbridge.  Even if you were previously receiving alerts from Smart911, registration with Everbridge is required to continue receiving notifications.

Notification Program Overview

Shiawassee County launched a new Mass Notification service that allows us to alert you. You opt-in to enter your contact information and subscribe to notification you care about based on your location. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose.

How It Works:

When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you will receive a message on the voice or text communication methods that you have registered. If requested for the notification, you can confirm that you have received the message, and you will not be contacted by any subsequent methods regarding that particular notification. If you do not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you at all of the contact paths that you have registered.

Sign up for Notifications:

Create an account and add your contact and location information into the Mass Notification system. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Stop Receiving Notifications:

You can stop receiving at any time by removing your contact information from your profile.
Posted: Feb. 9, 2024

2024 Tree Sale

Thanks to Council Member Bob Porter, the city is hosting a tree sale to encourage residents to replant trees that have been lost to storm damage or utility line clearing.  Placing a bulk order allows us to offer trees at a steeper discount than traditional retail pricing.  

The trees selected should thrive in our area.  Planting and care are the responsibility of the purchaser.  Please reference the order form below for more details.

Print an order form or stop by city hall.

Posted: January 26, 2024

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Contact Update Form

If you own, rent, or conduct business at a property located in the city limits or are connected to city services (water/sewer) please complete this form to update your account record. This information will be used to communicate timely if there is an issue with your utility account, alerts for hydrant flushing or water main breaks or as the need otherwise arises.

Please select the option that best fits your status:(Required)
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By providing your e-mail address you agree to be added to electronic notifications from the City.
By providing your e-mail address you agree to be added to electronic notifications from the City.
City staff need to be able to make contact periodically with property owners or utility account holders.
Please provide a secondary number in case of emergency. An example of an emergency is if DPW needs to shut off water due to a visible leak at the property.

Posted: June 12, 2023

“Need to Know” Ordinance Updates

The Perry City Council, with the support of the Ordinance Committee, has been reviewing, clarifying, and updating the City’s ordinances.  Ordinances (both codified and zoning) define many of the rules and requirements that define the expectations for our city government, businesses, and residents.  They are intended to help maintain public health and safety, zoning, public morals, behavior and general welfare of the city.

Information regarding all the City’s ordinances can be found on our website.  Located using these links “Charter/Ordinances” or “Zoning Ordinances”).

The following are a few highlights of recently updated ordinances that everyone should review and take any necessary action to ensure their compliance:

Numbering of Buildings (Ordinance Chapter 1444)

(a)   All buildings in the City shall bear a distinctive street number at or near the front entrance of the premises (see optional locations in (c)).
(b)   The owners and occupants of all buildings in the City must have the correct numbers displayed in accordance with the street plan map. The numbers shall be not less than two inches wide and four inches high (see size exception in division (c) of this section) and shall be of contrasting colors to the building/mounting surface, facing the street and in such position as to be plainly visible from the adjacent street.
(c)   Acceptable street number locations are:
      (1)   Near the front entrance of the premises facing the street.
      (2)   On the street facing portion of an attached garage.
      (3)   On or near the resident’s mailbox facing the street or if on the side of the mailbox or post must be on both sides (only if single mailbox on same side of street and in front of premises). Numbers shall be not less than one and one-half inches wide and two inches high.
(4)   On an ornamental yard accessory facing the street in front of premises. Numbers must be clearly visible from the adjacent street at all times of the year.

Edging of Sidewalks (Ordinance Chapter 678.01)

No person shall allow any grass, weeds, or vegetation to encroach on any sidewalk which would reduce exposed sidewalk to less than 42 inches in width.

Noxious Weeds / Tall Grass-Vegetation (Chapter 678.01)


Nuisance Abatement – Debris / Junk / Trash (Chapter 678.05)


Junk Motor Vehicles (Chapter 678.01)

CHAPTER 696 Junk Motor Vehicles (

Noise – Barking Dogs (Chapter 670.03-j)

670.03 NOISE. (

Fireworks (Chapter 692.01)

692.01 FIREWORKS. (

Open Burning (Chapter 678.03)


Off Road Vehicles (ORV) (Chapter 490)

CHAPTER 490 Off-Road Vehicles (

Golf Carts on City Streets (Chapter 492)

CHAPTER 492 Golf Carts on City Streets (

Vehicle Parking Location (Zoning Ordinance – Section 7.05)

City of Perry Zoning Ordinance

All Night Parking (Chapter 412.10)

412.10 FEE SCHEDULE. (

Winter Parking (Chapter 412.11)

412.11 Winter Parking. (

Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks (Chapter 678.02-b)


Posted: June 2, 2023

I-69 Trade Corridor Representative Needed

There is an opening to represent the City of Perry on the I-69 International Trade Corridor group.

The I-69 International Trade Corridor is a collaborative effort by businesses and local government partners from Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, and St. Clair Counties to market the area’s highway, railroad, airport and water port resources to companies that are engaged in international commerce. The goal is to encourage firms to not only ship through this corridor but to also set up manufacturing and distribution facilities here to take advantage of these multi-modal transportation opportunities.

To support this collaboration, a Next Michigan Development Corporation was created with participation from 36 municipalities in the four counties including 12 in Shiawassee County making it one of the largest intergovernmental collaboratives in the state of Michigan. The four counties of Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair are experiencing new initiatives that are increasing trade and transportation. The I-69 Trade Corridor resources can grow your business.

Visit: and to find out more information about Michigan’s 4-County Trade Cooperative for Economic Opportunity and Success.

This group meets once every two months. Meetings typically take place at Flint’s Bishop International Airport as this is a central location for the participating municipalities. More information about the meetings is available at Shiawassee Economic Development Authority in Owosso, 989-725-9241.

If you’re interested in representing the city, please fill out an application for appointment, here:

City residents and non-residents who are business owners in the city will be considered. Questions can also be directed to Mayor Hammond 517-625-6155, extension 231.

Posted: March 2, 2023