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More Events in and around Clarkston:

The following link is to an interesting video of our Clarkston community and businesses:

City of the Village of Clarkston
375 Depot St Clarkston MI 48346
Phone No: 248-625-1559
Fax No:  248-625-3770


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City of the Village of Clarkston
375 Depot St., 48346




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.

City Location

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

Historic District Commission Meeting
7:00 July 14, 2015
7:00 City Hall
Approval of windows & porch 15 E. Church

Planning Commission
July 20, 2015
7:00 City Hall
Special Land use for 28 S. Main/3 E. Church
Requesting outside seating 

Zoning Board of Appeals
July 21, 2015
7:00 City Hall
at 65 N. Holcomb rear lot set back of 30 feet and lot coverage variance request to build an attached garage.
At 5977 S. Main rear lot set back of less than one foot to build a new home


November 3, 2015 Election

Three 2 year and one 1 year council seats will be on the ballot on the November 3, 2015 election.

The deadline to file nominating petitions and Affidavits of Identity will be Tuesday July 21, 2015 by 4 p.m.
the petitions are ready for pick up at
375 Depot Street in the Clerk's office

Facilities Committee

Option # 1

Addition to the existing DPW garage

Total garage space 3,672 square feet

Please click on link here: Schematic Plan  #1

Option # 2

Addition to the existing DPW garage

Expansion of the City Offices

Bathrooms remodeled to be ADA compliant

Please click on link here: Schematic Plan  #2

Planning Commission Public Hearing
59 S Main St
 Rezoning request of RM to VC
July 20, 2015
7:00 City Hall

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           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. 

Concerts in the Park 36 th Season
starts June 12th
thru July 17th
sponsored by McLaren
Lafontaine, Genisys Credit Union, Bowman Chevrolet 
C&L Ward, Smith's, Clarkston Brandon Credit Union,
Movement, Clarkston State Bank, Union Joints,
 Robert Kostin, Rotary International  

For instructions on paying delinquent property taxes please
 visit Oakland County Treasurer's website at: