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.
The council rescinded the requirement to post audio
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however there are times when they have scheduling issues which are
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WINTER 2014 TAXES
are payable December 5 Thru February 17 without penalty
SUMMER 2015 TAXES
are payable July 1 Thru September 14 without penalty
Vehicles must not be parked on any City street
from December 1, 2014 thru April 1, 2015
from 2 AM to 6AM
VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED
On Monday January 05, 2015 at 7 pm
The Planning Commission will be having a public hearing on the draft of the Zoning Ordinance, which has been codified.
Click here to get a copy of the proposed ordinance