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.

Master Plan

Announcements and Public Notice

Upcoming Meetings (Public Welcome)

Scottville City Commission – 10/10/22 & 10/24/22  @6:30pm @ City Hall

Planning Commission-10/4/22 @ 5:30pm @ City Hall

Parks & Recreation Board10/3/22 @ 6:30pm @ Riverside Park Pavilion

Personnel – 10/20/22 @ 9am @ City Hall

Ordinance– 10/11/22 @4:30pm @ City Hall

Downtown Development Authority Board– 10/13/22 @8:30am @ City Hall

Finance– 10/17/22 @5pm @ City Hall

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board– 10/27/22 @10am @ City Hall

Infrastructure-10/25/22 @ 4:30pm @ City Hall

Special Meetings:

DDA Events Committee 10/5/2022 @8am @ City Hall


Public Hearings

Opportunities to Serve

Employment Opportunities

Request for Proposals

City Attorney/FOIA Coordinator 2022

Special Notice(s)

Public Notice of International Property Maintenance Code


Winter Parking

Winter Sidewalk Maintenance 




  • Refuse & Recycling bins may be placed on curb no earlier than 5 pm Monday evening, and no later than 7 am Tuesday morning.  Furthermore, they will need to be pulled back in no later than 6 pm Tuesday evening. We  understand these time frames do not mesh with everyone’s schedule, and are willing to work with residents who have a legit schedule conflict/no other options. This ordinance revision is meant not to be a burden, but to set clearer standards on cleanliness expectations within city limits.
  • One bulky item may be placed on the curb no earlier than 5 pm Monday on the 1st Tuesday of each month FREE OF CHARGE!  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. If you have any questions, please call city hall.
  • The Scottville City Commission meets regularly the SECOND and FOURTH Monday of EVERY month at 6:30 pm unless notified otherwise. These meetings are open to the public.
  • In accordance with the International Property Maintenance Code all buildings in the city must be properly addressed in such a way as to be plainly visible and legible from the street or road fronting the property.  Follow the link below for more specific information.

Premises Identification Policy

  • We are happy to announce that we now offer the Big Red Barrel here at City Hall.  This barrel is used to deposit medications that are no longer needed or outdated.  We just ask that you place the pills in a sealed Ziploc bag.  If you have liquids or creams we ask that those too be placed in Ziploc bags, however, please add paper towels to the bag to soak up the liquids.  We cannot accept needles or aerosol containers


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