Merrill Village


The Village of Merrill is located in Jonesfield Township in Saginaw County, Michigan. The village was incorporated in 1889. According to the 2010 census, Merrill has 778 residents. Merrill is 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) and is a nice small town within a rich farming community.

Merrill is home of Merrill Technologies Group, Merrill Tool & Machine, and many mid and small businesses which accommodate the needs of the community.

The village office is located at 148 W. Saginaw Street, PO Box 485 which is on the corner of Johnson Street, one block West of the stoplight on the North side. The office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. During June, July, and August the office is closed on Thursday, open only Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Village is operated under the direction of the Merrill Village Council. It’s members consist of a President, Treasurer, Clerk and six Council Trustees. Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Village Office. The meetings are open to the public.

General Information

  • Police protection is provided through a contract with the Richland Township Sherriff’s Department. Business phone: (989) 643-7049
  • Fire/Rescue is provided through the Jonesfield/Lakefield Fire Department located on W. Mahoney Street. Business phone: (989) 643-5277
  • Garbage collection is done every Monday morning. Recycling is done every other Monday morning. Please have your recycling and refuse at the street by 7 a.m. Recycling bins are available at the Village Office but any container labeled RECYCLE are acceptable. Phone: (989) 643-5660
  • Yard waste is collected on Tuesdays and Fridays in the summer months by the DPW. Please put waste in containers with no more than fifty (50) pounds per container. During the fall months, rake your leaves to the curb. Please do not block the sewer drains or the streets.
  • The Post Office is located on the corner of Midland and Perkins Street. Village residents are offered a free post office box. Counter service is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed from 12:30 to 1:30 for lunch Monday – Friday. Access to postal boxes is from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
  • Merrill District Library is located at 321 W. Saginaw Road. Phone: (989) 643-7300
  • The Village has two churches, both located on Midland Street; Merrill Congregational Church and Sacred Heart (Catholic) Church.
  • Free WiFi is available at EJ’s Bar and Grill on Midland Road and the Merrill District Library on Saginaw Road.
  • Permits must be obtained for any new builds since the Village of Merrill is a zoned community. This includes sheds, garages, swimming pools, fences, etc.
  • Open burning is permitted only in approved fire pits. Approval must be obtained prior to installing a pit. Permit applications are available at the Village Office at no charge.
  • Residents should clear snow away from fire hydrants if they are located around your property to ensure ample access in case of fire.
  • Please remember that your city water meters are subject to freezing and bursting, causing water damage. Ensure there is proper heat supplied to these areas.
  • Village Right of Way is generally thirty=three (33) feet from the center of the street into your property or the inside edge of the sidewalk if you have one.
  • The Village Park/Children’s Play Scape is located at the west end of Mahoney Street. Two pavilions are available for your use along with bathrooms. Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the park. All dogs must be leashed and please pick up after your dog. Park permits for private use are available at the Village Office with a $45 fee.
  • Storage of Boats and RV’s are allowed to be on your property and must be stored in the back yard or side yard behind the front of the house and are not allowed in the right of way.
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