Established in 1832, the City of the Village of Clarkston, features historic charm in the heart of Oakland
County. This one-half square mile community is surrounded by Independence Township, home to
approximately 900 people and within close proximity of I-75 and Dixie Highway.
Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historical Site, features a picturesque main
street lined with unique shops, eateries and businesses. Throughout the year Clarkston is host to several
events including, concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals and an art fair. The historic homes in the city
reflect Clarkston’s heritage, giving the community an air of timeless elegance.
The 36-square-mile area of Independence Township surrounding the quaint village of Clarkston offers the
beauty of country living with the conveniences of a modern city. With a City Park (Depot Park) and a
Swimming Beach (Deer Lake Beach) within its limits, and a County Park (Independence Oaks) nearby,
Clarkston offers families ample leisure time activities.
Clarkston's reputation as an outstanding school district is well established: We have two national
Blue Ribbon schools and six others have earned Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon school status; Clarkston
was recently named as Forbes Magazine's Top Suburbs to Live Well, citing our graduation rates and
class sizes; our MEAP scores and Education, and YES!!! Our grades are among the best in Oakland
County; and last year alone, our graduates earned over $5 million in scholarships.
The City of the Village of Clarkston, Michigan is located in Oakland County approximately halfway between
Detroit and Flint. I-75, Dixie Highway, and M-15 are major thoroughfares for the area.
More information about the City can be found here.
Emergency Contact for Police-Medical-Fire call 911
Non-emergency Contact for Oakland County Sheriff Office call 248-858-4950
Non-emergency Contact for Fire call 248-625-1924
City Council Meetings
MONDAY October 12 & 26
7 pm City Hall
A presentation regarding the proposed DPW building will be given by
James Renaud and Jim Brueck.
The first reading for the proposed new City ordinances, which has been
codified will be on October 12th. The second reading and passage will be
on October 26. A copy can be found under Resources/Ordinances on this
web site. Printed copies are available for inspection at City Hall.
Click Here to view the video recording of the last Council Meeting
The Council rescinded the requirement to
post audio recordings on the web site because
Independence Television video tapes each
meeting. Audio recordings are still done and available
at City Hall upon request.
NOTICE TO ALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES
Meeting regarding parking in the Downtown Commercial District
Tuesday October 13, 20156:00pm
Independence Township Fire Station 1
6500 Citation Dr. Clarkston
The City Council is going to schedule a parking study to be conducted
by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan. (TIA) Our membership
in the Association allows the City to ask for this study to be provided at
If you have questions please feel free to call the office and ask for me.
I can be reached at eberhardtc@villageofclarkston. org. Please feel free
to submit your opinion in writing if you cannot attend.
Communications Committee Meeting
Monday, October 19, 2015
10:00am City Hall
Planning Commission Meeting
Monday, November 2, 2015
7:00pm City Hall
City of the Village of Clarkston
375 Depot Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346
The Council will hold a public hearing on Community Development Block
Monday October 26, 2015 at 7 pm. This public hearing will
be during a regular scheduled Council meeting for the purpose of hearing
public comments on CDBG Program 2016.
Please be aware 4' feet of Alley Space
behind the Clarkston News building at
5 S. Main, is closed, until further notice,
due to unsafe conditions
on the back of the building
The Close of Registration
for the November 3, 2015 Election
Monday October 5, 2015
Questions? Call 248 625 1559
Public Accuracy Test
on Tuesday October 6, at 10:00 am
November 3, 2015 Election
There are 4 candidates running for Three 2 year Council Seats and two
candidates running for a one 1 year Council seat