City of Perry

Nominating Petitions Available Now


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.


4:00 P.M for the NOVEMBER 5, 2024 PRIMARY.

Shirley Smith, Perry City Clerk

Master Plan Public Review

The City of Perry Planning Commission is seeking public comment on the draft Master Plan, consistent with the provisions of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, as amended (MPEA).  

The Perry City Council voted to approve this draft of the Master Plan on Thursday, May 16, 2024, and send the document into the required 63-day public comment period.

You may express your comments in the following ways:

-Submitting a Comment Online by using the form below.

-Sending written comments to Perry City Hall, 203 W Polly St., Perry, MI 48872.

-In-person at a Perry Planning Commission meeting. 

Regular meetings of the Planning Commission are held at Perry City Hall, 203 W Polly St., Perry, MI 48872 on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers. 

As provided for in the MPEA, the review period is 63 days.  Thus, any comments regarding the proposed Master Plan will need to be received by Thursday, July 18, 2024. When the public comment period has closed, the Perry Planning Commission will consider any additional changes to the draft and then send it to City Council for adoption. 

Posted: May 21, 2024

Master Plan Public Comment

Master Plan Review Public Comments accepted until July 18, 2024

Comments or suggestions can be left here after reviewing the Master Plan.


Land for Sale

City of Perry owned vacant lot for sale:                                            

12510 S. M-52 
City of Perry, Shiawassee County

Asking price $7,000

Parcel is irregular shape but approximately ½ acre total. City water and sewer utilities are not available to this site. Copy of the survey is on file and available for review.

Buyer to be responsible for all Shiawassee County Health Department requirements for existing well & septic.   It is not certain whether the site is buildable. 

Interested parties should contact Mayor Sue Hammond at 517-625-6155 ext. 231 or

Posted: May. 20, 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

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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)
Physical Address(Required)
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