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The City of South Lyon is preparing to launch our redesigned website with updated content and online payment options.  In order to to ensure that we don't miss anything in the transition we will only be updating the homepage with current news items through November 2016.  All other pages and content will remain static during the transition period.  Please be patient with us during this brief period.  


The South Lyon Cultural Arts Commission is hosting a Quilt and Fiber Arts show in the City Hall Lobby Gallery. The show officially opens with a reception on Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

There will be a Panel Discussion on Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. the discussion topic is Quilt & Fiber Arts: Room for Everyone?

The display will be available for viewing beginning Monday, November 14 through Friday, December 9th. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The lobby will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday)



Saturday, December 3rd

The South Lyon Cool Yule is about to enjoy it's 6th year of kicking off the Holiday Season with our neighbors and friends! On the first Saturday in the December, groups from across our community come together to offer family friendly activities and to support local charities. 
Come and kick off the Holiday Season with events like:

  • Take a stroll downtown to visit the Holiday street Fair & Farmer's Market.
  • Gingerbread House Contest  at First Presbyterian Church.
  • View the Cool Yule lighted Parade down Pontiac Trail.
  • Stroll through a Festival of Trees at The Play Ground.
  • Then cap off your evening with a visit with Santa at the tree lighting ceremony in our Historical Village on Dorothy street.
 There's so much more! Come out and see what South Lyon has to offer!

Click here for a schedule of events or visit the Cool Yule website at southlyoncoolyule.com



The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 has been moved forward to Wednesday, December 7th.  Please mark your calendar accordingly.

Commissioners will meet at City Hall 335 S Warren St., South Lyon, MI for the scheduled meeting at 7:00 pm.

The Commission is also seeking volunteers to fill two vacancies on the board.  If you are interested in being involved in the Parks and Recreation commission contact Lisa Deaton at City Hall to complete an application.  If you have questions about the role that the Parks and Recreation Commission plays in assisting the City please contact a current board member.

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The Parks & Recreation Commission of the City of South Lyon will be holding a Special Meeting Monday November 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the North Conference Room.  The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing and consider adopting a resolution to recommend the adoption of the 2016-2021 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  You can view the draft plan online or by appointment at City Hall.  Written comments on the proposed Draft Master Plan may be mailed to the City of South Lyon Parks and Recreation Commission, 335 S. Warren Street, South Lyon, Michigan, 48178. Verbal comments will also be received at the public hearing. Per the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals who require special accommodations should contact the City Clerk at (248) 437-1735 at least two (2) days prior to the hearing. 


City Council meetings are now available online. The videos will be uploaded within 2 days of a meeting.

The City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.


The Clerk/Treasurer's office has a Notary Public on staff to assist you with
a variety of transactions. Hours daily, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
This service is free to City residents (living within our city limits). 
There is a $5.00 fee for non-residents.  Payment can be made by check or in cash. 
***Please call to confirm availability of the Notary at City Hall:  248-437-1735.


The new 2017 Oakland County license tags will be available in early December. Please call to check availability after December 5, 2016.

Dog tags / licenses are available at City Hall Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5:00.  License Fees are as follows:
Spayed/Neutered Current     $7.50
Senior Discount                     $6.75     
Male/Female (unaltered)     $15.00          
Senior Discount: Male/Female (unaltered)    $13.50
*****Delinquent (June 2nd)   $30.00*****   
New Dog after July 10th     $3.75
You must present a copy of your dog's current Rabies certificate
(with Vet's signature)
 Payable by cash or check only.


Date:  March 21, 2016
Permit No.: MI0059519
Facility:  South Lyon MS4-Oakland
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Resources Division (WRD), proposes to re-issue a permit to the City of South Lyon for the City of South Lyon Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. The applicant discharges storm water to surface waters of the State of Michigan.
The draft permit includes the following modifications to the previously issued permit: This individual permit supersedes Certificate of Coverage No. MIS040051.
Comments or objections to the draft permit received by April 20, 2016, will be considered in the final decision to issue the permit. Persons desiring information regarding the draft permit, procedures for commenting, or requesting a hearing should contact Jessica Stiles, Permits Section, WRD, DEQ, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, MI 48909-7958; telephone:  517-284-5590; email:  stilesj1@michigan.gov
Copies of the permit application, public notice, and draft permit may be obtained via the Internet at https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us - click on Public Notice Search; or at the WRD's Southeast Michigan District Office located at 27700 Donald Ct., Warren, MI 48092-2793: Telephone:  586-753-3700.

Meals on Wheels News!

The Western Oakland Meals on Wheels Program is pleased to offer a Senior Lunch Program for South Lyon Area residents.
Join us for LUNCH at the Phase 1-4 Club House in Colonial Acres on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 Noon, and at the Phase 5 Clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Noon. 
Seniors 60 years of age and older $3.00 per meal 
                Guests (under 60 yrs.) $5.00 per meal
**To reserve your meal, please call the Nutrition Program at 810-632-2155 (at least 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE). For menus - visit our website www.womow.org or call number above.


City Residents can now recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories and other household discards such as kitchenware, tools, toys and books with a free residential curbside pickup service on the same day as your weekly trash and recycling service.
This service is provided by Simple Recycling and is an easy, free and convenient way to keep clothing, textiles and reusable household goods out of our landfills.
Green plastic bags and labels are available at City Hall 335 S. Warren Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. Whenever residents use the green Simple Recycling bags or labels, the collecting driver will leave another bag for residents to use the next time.
Please place the green bags and/or tagged items separate from your regular recycling bin and trash containers. This makes it easier for the driver to spot donations. Simple Recycling will collect the bags and recycle their contents for reuse!

Just a reminder: 

  • A homeowner should contact Simple Recycling directly for the following issues:
    • In the event that a household has their Simple Recycling green bags missed on a collection day
    • If a household/resident needs additional green bags and/or labels
  • They may use any one of the following methods to contact Simple Recycling:
  • Please remind residents of the following:
    • Simple Recycling bags (and labeled items) should be set out at the curb by 7:00 am on their weekly collection day
    • Bags and items intended for Simple Recycling should be set apart from household garbage and recycling 
South Lyon City Hall
335 S. Warren Street
South Lyon, MI 48178

Telephone: (248) 437-1735 / Fax: (248) 486-0049

Banner photos were generously provided by Phil Taylor, Sharpe Contrast Photography.

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