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City of Litchfield

221 Jonesville Street

P.O. Box 236

Litchfield, MI 49252-0236

Phone: 517-542-2921

Fax: 517-542-2491


Office Hours:   

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Offices CLOSED on Friday



The Litchfield City Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Michigan State Police - Jonesville Post is collecting Toys for Tots now through December 6th. A box has been placed at the Litchfield City Office for anyone that wishes to drop of a new toy to 221 Jonesville Street, Litchfield, MI 49252. You are helping the children of Hillsdale County have a Christmas to remember.

Holiday Season Celebration, Saturday, December 6, 2014

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Come visit Santa at the City Hall

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Litchfield Fire Department Breakfast Dinner; Come and enjoy pancakes and biscuits and gravy at the fire station. Donations are accepted and will go towards the Litchfield Food Pantry.

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Caroling in the park

6:50 p.m. Come and join us as we light up the park

7:00 p.m. Holiday light parade through downtown

The Litchfield News cable channel has changed to channel 187.



Notice for City Residents

If you experience an overflow or back up of a sewage disposal system or storm water system, you must immediately file a written claim with the City of Litchfield after the back up or overflow has been discovered.  Notice should be mailed to the City Clerk's office at 221 Jonesville St., Litchfield, MI 49252-0236.  Contact Tony Langhann at (517) 542-2921 immediately upon discovery of an overflow or back up.  You must obtain a separate insurance rider for sewer back up claims!


Interested in the convenience of paying your Taxes and/or Utility Bills automatically on the due date from your checking or savings account?  You may complete the form below and return to the City Office at 221 Jonesville Street, P.O. Box 236, Litchfield, MI  49252 to get started next month!

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The City of Litchfield is known for its unique history in this rich and productive farming area of Michigan. The area's first inhabitants were the Pottawattamie Indians. The Pottawattamie Indians who roamed the countryside when the settlers first arrived were the Leathernose family of  the Baw Beese tribe. Settlers eventually moved to this area from eastern portions of the United States. The City first went by the name of Columbus but was changed to Litchfield in 1837. The first school in Litchfield Township was also established in 1837. The Village of Litchfield was incorporated in 1877 and became self-supporting through the system of licenses and taxes. Litchfield incorporated as a City in 1970 with Governor William G. Milliken approving the Proposed Charter on July 9th, and the first City Council Meeting held August 10th.  The current population of Litchfield is 1,369 from the 2010 census figures.

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Police and Fire protection

Water and sewer service

Community pool 

Firemen's Park and pool pavilions

Residential trash pickup and recycling provided by Republic Services

Brush pickup after storms

Leaf pickup in the Fall

Compost dump for yard waste

City-wide junk pickup in the summer

Snow removal on City Streets and parking lots

Street and sidewalk repair and maintenance

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