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
The City offices will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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 no cost.
If you have questions please feel free to call the office and ask for Carol Eberhardt, City Manager. (248-625-1559) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 City Hall upon request.
HDC Meeting on November 24, 7:00
Planning Commission Meeting
Monday, December 7, 2015
7:00 pm City Hall
Independence Fire Department has responded
to a total of 59 emergency requests for service.
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.