City and Area Services

City residents have access a variety of services through the City, Eaton and surrounding counties, and the State. If you do not find the service you are looking for or need additional services, please dial 211.

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program

The Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program was initiated by area clergy in the 1970s to help people through emergencies. The group provide funds to help with utility bills, doctor visits, food and medicine. They also coordinate a yearly effort to deliver Christmas food baskets to the needy. For information, call (517) 627-3256.

Barry-Eaton District Health Department

The Barry-Eaton District Health Department offers:

  • Adult/Senior Health
  • Communicable Disease Reports
  • Community Health
  • Community Health Data
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Hazardous Material/Health Reports
  • Health Promotion & Statistics
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Infant/Child Health
  • Job Openings
  • Substance Abuse
Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Permits

The Building Department enforces the City’s Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. The following permit applications are available:

Capital Area Community Services

The Capital Area Community Services works to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee counties. They offer help with:

  • Utility, shelter and heating assistance
  • Housing placement
  • Home weatherization
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Emergency and supplemental food assistance
  • Health plan enrollment
  • Income tax preparation
  • Furnace, hot water heater and refrigerator repair and replacement
  • Family stability
  • Head Start preschool program
  • Energy, money management, credit repair, life skills, home owner and home buyer education.
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Eaton County

The Child Abuse Prevention Council works to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, collaboration and advocacy. They raise public awareness about abuse and neglect through child abuse prevention education programs, community events and with the help of area businesses, human services organizations, schools, law enforcement and community members at-large.

Composting and Yard Waste

The Grand Ledge / Oneida Composting Center is located on Whitney St. behind Oakwood Cemetery. City and Township residents can drop off limbs, branches, unbagged leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste for composting. Mulch and compost is available for use in home landscaping and gardens. The Composting Center is open Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dog Licenses

All Eaton County residents are required to license their dogs four months or older. A current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed Michigan veterinarian is required in order to license dogs. There is no reciprocity for out of state dog licenses, however, dog licenses from other Michigan counties are recognized.

The City offers dog licenses to all Eaton County residents at City Hall, 310 Greenwood St., from December 1 through February 28. After February 28, dog licenses are available at Eaton County Animal Control.

2010 Fees:

Spayed/neutered dogs $10.00
Sexed dogs $15.00

Grand Ledge Area District Library

The Grand Ledge Area District Library is located at 131 E. Jefferson and their Wacousta branch is located at 13080 Wacousta Road.  Please call (517) 627-7014 or visit their website for more information.

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program

The Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program was initiated by area clergy in the 1970s to help people through emergencies. The group provide funds to help with utility bills, doctor visits, food and medicine. They also coordinate a yearly effort to deliver Christmas food baskets to the needy. For information, call (517) 627-3256.

Housing Services for Eaton County

Housing Services for Eaton County is a non-profit, grant funded agency which provides homelessness assistance, rental subsidies for people with disabilities, first time home buyer’s down-payment assistance, housing search assistance, extended services case management for the homeless, rental rehabilitation, supportive housing to the chronically homeless, and homelessness prevention services.

Office for Young Children

The Office for Young Children is an early care and education resource and professional development agency that provides free referrals to community agencies, free personal consultation and support services to parents, financial assistance information, training and professional development opportunities, and consultation and support services to child care professionals.

Parks and Recreation

Visitors and residents alike can take advantage of the numerous recreation opportunities at the various City and area parks, and through other recreation venues and programs.

Property Tax and Assessment Information

Property tax and assessment information for property located in the City of Grand Ledge is available online at no cost.

The information provided online may not be current as there is a 24-hour delay in uploading the data to the website. Only tax payments made to the City of Grand Ledge are included in the online data. Tax payments made to Eaton County are not included in the online data. Please contact the City Assessor at (517) 323-8520 or via e-mail with any questions or concerns, or to report any incorrect information.

Recycling and Resource Recovery

The Grand Ledge / Oneida Recycling Center is located on Whitney St. behind Oakwood Cemetery. It is open every day and there are attendants available on Saturdays. The following materials are accepted:

  • #1 PET / PETE – soft drink and water bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing and vegetable oil containers, ovenable food trays
  • #2 HDPE – milk jugs, juice bottles, bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles, shampoo bottles, some trash and shopping bags, motor oil bottles, butter and yogurt tubs, cereal box liners
  • #3 V / PVC – window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, piping
  • #7 miscellaneous – three- and five-gallon water bottles, hard / rigid baby bottles, “tamper proof” packaging, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon
  • Brown and clear glass
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Household batteries (Wednesday and Saturday only)
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers (including inserts)
  • Styrofoam (Saturdays only)
  • Tin and aluminum cans
  • Used cooking oil.

Eaton County Resource Recovery organizes collection events each year to accommodate the proper disposal of wastes such as household hazardous waste, electronics, scrap tires, books and more. Year-round programs include collection points for household batteries, cell phones, mercury thermometers and cooking oil. The Freon Recovery Credit Program and a Medical Sharps Mail-Back Program are also available.


Area senior citizens meet at the Scout Building, 525 E. River St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays for lunch, and for social gatherings. For more information on senior activities, call Jean Tomlinson at (517) 626-6709 or Stanley Baxter at (517) 622-1737.

SIREN/Eaton Shelter

The SIREN/Eaton Shelter promotes the elimination of domestic violence and homelessness by providing temporary housing, support, advocacy, education and information to the Eaton County community. SIREN/Eaton Shelter provides a confidential, 24-hour domestic violence crisis line, emergency shelter and transitional housing, supportive counseling, weekly support/education group for adults and children who have experienced family violence, and information and referrals to needed resources.


The City of Grand Ledge provides water and sanitary sewer service for its residents. The Utility Billing Department calculates fees based on usage and bills quarterly. The following forms may be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall, 310 Greenwood St., Grand Ledge MI 48837:

Following are other utility providers in the City:

Youth Enrichment Services

The Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Center offers a variety of programs for youth and families living in the Grand Ledge community, from an after-school teen drop-in program to a parenting support workshop for parents of teens, to tutoring and leadership programs.