Welcome to the City of Whitehall
Muskegon County, Michigan

The City of Whitehall (population 2,706 as of the 2010 Census) is a unique blend of old-fashioned small town and progressive, full-service city. Whitehall is located in northern Muskegon County, five miles from the Lake Michigan coastline on White Lake. Although much of its economy is tourist-related, especially it's extended marina on the lake; it also contains some small businesses and manufacturing facilities. It is a commuter town to the greater Muskegon area just ten miles to the south.

Whitehall's recorded history began around 1859 when Charles Mears, a noted lumber baron to the area, platted the village along with Giles B. Slocum, naming it Mears. The population continued to grow due to its strategic location for floating and distributing lumber.

In 1862, it was renamed Whitehall and incorporated as the Village of Whitehall in 1867. It later was incorporated as a city in 1943.


Muskegon County Broadband Survey

Our community is participating in Connect Michigan's Connected Community program. This project will assess the current status of broadband access, adoption, and use in our area so we can develop a Broadband Technology Action Plan to improve the quality of life and economic potential across Muskegon County.

You may use the links below or download and mail in the completed form by January 29, 2016 to participate in the survey.

Residential Online Survey.

Download Residential Survey

Business Online Survey

Download Business Survey



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Check out our Title VI Non-discrimination Plan here.


The Master Plan is available for review at City Hall.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings
CITY COUNCIL Second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. unless posted otherwise.
PLANNING COMMISSION First Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
BRA/LDFA/TIFA MEETINGS Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July and October at noon unless posted otherwise.