City of Scottville

105 Main St.
Scottville, MI 49454

(231) 757-4729

City Hall Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome to Scottville, Michigan!

Scottville's recorded history began in 1874 when the town was mapped as a station on the Pere Marquette's Railroad. It was first called Mason Center because of its location in the county. Later, it was renamed Sweetland, after James Sweetland, who built a sawmill here in 1878. Sweetland sold the mill a year later to Hiram Scott. Scott officially platted the land in 1882 and named it after himself. It was incorporated as a village in 1889 and as a city in 1907. Today, Scottville remains the agricultural center of Mason County.


Announcements and Public Notices

  • The City water tower is undergoing some interior maintenance and will be offline for approximately three weeks.  While this work is taking place you will notice a drop in water pressure.  We apologize for any inconvenience, however, this work is necessary.  Water pressure will be restored once we bring the tower back on line.

  • We are happy to announce that we now accept credit & debit cards for payment on water bills, taxes, garbage bags, Riverside Park & other misc. items.  The company that processes these cards charges a fee to use the service, but that is paid directly to them through the card and in no way comes back to the city.   

  • .Every small town loves to show its pride in various ways, and in Scottville one of those ways is through the "islands" located in teh downtown district.  These islands are gardens, cared for by volunteers, to add color and interest for passersby.  They are located in the parking lot near West Shore Bank on the west side of Main Street, and the rear parking lot on the east side of Main Street.  Volunteers have spent many hours nurturing these gardens, which currently boast perennials and grasses that show off from spring to fall.  The pocket park on Main Street that hosts our clown fountain, is also colorful throughout the season with bushes and perennials showing their beuty as the season progresses.  Picnic table adorn the area so people can stop to eat lunch, have a berverage or just enjoy the sun or shade.  The Scottville DPW assists with clearing old mulch away, delivering new mulch, supplying water, and anything else our volunteers may need during the year.  Volunteers are: West Shore Bank, Smith & Eddy Insurance, Erin Doan State Farm Insurance, Business Print, Becky Alway, Cheryl Swinehart, Kathy Papes; and Scottville's all-around garen crew: Bruce & Jackie Krieger, Marcy Spencer and Bill Stapleton, Deb & Jim Gunderson and Sally & Jerry Cole.  There is always a need for more helpers, so if you love gardening and volunteering give Sally Cole a call at 936-1123 and join in the fun!  Main and State Streets in the downtown area, as well as Riverside Park are adorned with beautiful, large hanging baskets filled with colorful flowers and greenery.  These baskets are created especially for Scottville by Gustafson's Nursery.  Marc Hansen personally waters and cares for all the baskets during the season.  A huge THANK YOU to Marc for his time and efforts!

  • We just want to remind everyone that you can place one bulky item to the curb on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  Examples of items would be: mattress, table, chair, couch, vacuum, microwave, tv, etc.  You cannot use a black or other color garbage bag as your 1 item.  Questions please call city hall. 

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