Located just a short distance West of Flint and only moments from the 1-75/23 corridor allows the people of Flushing to enjoy the advantages of a metropolitan area, while residing in a small town atmosphere.


The City of Flushing is a stable community with quality residential neighborhoods, good schools, beautiful views of the Flint River, a historic and vibrant downtown, parks, and convenient freeway access. Annual events and festivals, such as the Summerfest and Christmas Candlewalk contribute to Flushing's "small town" sense of community.


The Flint River and related topography are the most important visual assets to the community. Spectacular views of the river valley and tranquility of the water create an identity unique to the region. The City has taken full advantage of this resource, especially in the downtown. The river's aesthetic opportunities include physical links to the river in the downtown area, along Main Street east of the Central Business District, and in Riverview Park along the Riverview Trail. 

   Beginning October 1, 2019, water/sewer bills will be a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper and mailed in an envelope.  
  Trash / Recycling Services   
   2020 Emterra Service Calendar and Information  
   Yard Waste Pick Up Begins the week of Monday, March 23, 2020  

 Blight Notification

 Taxes / Utility / Assessing  
  Per the Michigan Building Code, permits are required to install new/replacement windows, siding and shingles/new roof  




US Census 2020

May 5, 2020 ….Message from the Office of the City Manager

The May 11, 2020, City Council Meeting has been rescheduled to May 18, 2020.  The meeting will be available on ZOOM, whether or not the Governor extends Executive Order 2020-48 to eliminate any confusion.  The US toll free numbers are 1-877-853-5257 and 1-888-475-4499.  The participant ID for this meeting is 981 8235 7299.   

As of May 29, 2020….from the Office of the City Manager

City of Flushing operations implemented to mitigate COVID 19 will continue through June 12, 2020. This action is taken per Executive Order 2020-99 issued by the governor. Residents are encouraged to continue to conduct business with the City of Flushing via US mail, City Hall drop boxes, email or online at www.flushingcity.com.  Residents may obtain dump passes and garage sale permits by ringing the bell at the City administration office.  Other in-person business may be handled by appointment, when deemed necessary.

The following city departments can be contacted via phone and or email during this time:


Flushing City Hall

Phone:  810-659-5665


Department of Public Works / Waste Water Treatment Plant

Phone: 911 (emergency)

Phone: 810-762-5710 (water and sewer emergency)

Email: administration@flushingcity.com


Flushing Fire Department

Phone: 911 (emergency)


Flushing Police Department

Phone: 911

Email: mhoornstra@flushingcity.com


Emterra (Waste/Recycling/Yard Waste)

Phone: 1-877-609-6753

Phone: 1-810-397-0610

Email: Dan@crcminc.com

Weekly brush and chipping services provided by the Department of Public Works will resume May 6, 2020.


Feel free to visit the City of Flushing’s website for additional information: www.flushingcity.com


Message from Emterra

April 6, 2020...From the Flushing Police Department

            The State of Michigan as well as the City of Flushing are under a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  As citizens of our community are taking measures to reduce their exposure to this pandemic, another problem is surfacing as a result.  The City of Flushing is receiving reports that people are disposing of personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, by throwing them on the ground in places open to the public.  Gloves and masks have been found in parking lots and other areas throughout town.

            This behavior is concerning as it goes beyond littering.  These items potentially contain the harmful Coronavirus we are trying to contain.  Littering with these materials leaves others exposed and can further the pandemic within our community.  This cannot be tolerated.

            It is our hope members of our community will be responsible and considerate and use appropriate disposal containers.  Trash containers are located at convenient locations throughout the city.  If necessary, the police department will explore all enforcement options available for those who fail to comply.  This could result in charges that go beyond a violation for littering.

Due to the implementation of COVID-19 mitigation measures, contact the Flushing Police Department via email at mhoornstra@flushingcity.com or by phone at 911.

As of April 6, 2020, Message from Emterra

As of 6:37 pm today, Emterra has informed city hall that yard waste will not be picked up until all trash is picked up in the community. After all trash is collected from Monday and Tuesday service routes, yard waste will be picked up in Flushing.

Please do not put out more than normal household waste and recycling.  Emterra realizes many people have time on your hands and are cleaning their homes, but the waste hauling company can not deal with the high volumes of trash that is at the curb.  Last week was over three times the normal volume. While Emterra has kept with normal services , other companies have not. If you have done cleaning around your house, please hold that waste until this pandemic is over.  We at Emterra are doing our best to service your community , while doing what is best for our workers as well. We are focused on trash and recycling first and compost will be picked as soon as possible.  Due to the high volumes of trash, compost will possibly be a delayed pick up. 

Thank you.

Emterra Management

March 24th

As of April 5, 2020...from the Office of the City Manager

Emterra has confirmed today, trash pickup services, yard waste services and recycling will occur as normal for the week of April 5, 2020. For more information on weekly trash and yard waste services and biweekly recycling services, please visit: http://flushingcity.com/Departments/RubbishRecyclingBrushPickUp.aspx

During this time, residents can contact Emterra directly.

Phone: 1-877-609-6753 / 1-810-397-0610

Email: dan@crcminc.com

Weekly brush and chipping services performed by the Department of Public Works has been suspended in compliance with Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID 19).

Landfill passes have also been suspended by Emterra and Brent Run Landfill.

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK                                

The week of May 11, 2020, the City Clerk’s office will be sending dual applications for absent voter ballots (AVB) for the August/November Elections to ALL REGISTERED VOTERS.  The decision was made to send applications to all voters because of the COVID19 pandemic and the unsurety surrounding it.  The purpose of a dual application is that you can apply for an AVB for only August, only November, or August and November.  Voting absentee is a choice, a privilege, it is not a mandate and is not being forced upon you.  You have the option to disregard the application.

As of May 14, 2020, the State of Michigan has said that they plan to have regular live precincts in August, however, the situation surrounding COVID19 remains fluid and can change at any time.   We are trying to be prepared for any situation.

AVB Applications may be returned by mail or in our drop boxes, as the City is not yet open to the public. 

We want to assure you that voting absentee is safe and secure, and your City Clerk’s office does everything we can to ensure that every vote is protected and counted.  Signatures on Absent Voter Applications and Absent Voter Ballots are compared to our Qualified Voter File records, and if they do not match, are investigated.   Persons requesting AVB’s in person are required to show ID, just like in a live precinct.

AVB’s are processed on Election Day in sequestered precincts in a way that protects the identity of the voter.  The ballot is separated from the identifying envelope, the stub removed, well before it is ever removed from the secrecy sleeve, all by different individuals, so there is no identifying information when the ballot is run through the counting machine.  

Voting fraud is a crime, one in which we and the State of Michigan take very seriously.  So, whether you choose to vote in person, or Absentee, your vote is protected, it is secret and it is counted.  

Stay safe, stay healthy and no matter how you choose to do it, please exercise your right to vote.   

As of April 3, 2020...From the Office of the City Manager....

The Michigan Paycheck Protection Program (MiPPP) provides small businesses in Michigan COVID-19 relief, giving funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll).


US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Links to local financial institution webpages regarding small business COVID 19 relief.

ELGA Credit Union

Chemical Bank

Chase Bank

Huntington Bank

5/3rd Bank

As of April 1, 2020....from the Office of the City Manager

Today is Census Day 2020. The goal of the census is to count every person living in the USA, once, only once and in the right place. This is per the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 2). Individuals are required by law to respond to the census and answers provided are confidential and private. Those in Flushing are asked to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire. Funding distribution formulas used by the federal and state government for things like roads, revenue sharing, community development block grant, include a community's population. Complete your Census 2020 questionnaire today. 2020census.gov

Residents are reminded to dispose of "flushable wipes" and disinfection wipes in the trash. Please DO NOT flush these wipes down the toilet. These items cause havoc to the city's sewer collection system, sewer lift station pumps and waste water treatment plant. Click HERE for an informational video.


As of March 30, 2020....Message from the City Manager

Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-28 (COVID-19), Restoring Water Service to Occupied Residences during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Water service must be restored to any occupied residence where water has been shut off due to nonpayment, so long as the public water supply does not have reason to believe that reconnection would create a risk to public health. As a precautionary measure, Department of Public Works staff will be posting a notice today at properties in the city with no water supply to confirm occupancy status. Please contact Flushing City Hall by email at administration@flushingcity.com or by phone at 810-762-5710, if you are occupying a residence with no water supply due to non payment.

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, playground equipment will be closed. Continue to use the TRAILS and OPEN SPACES in the PARKS while engaged in social distancing. This action is not taken lightly, however falls in line with similar actions taken by our county partners and recommendations received from the state and federal government in flattening the curve associated with COVID-19.

As of March 29, 2020...from the Office of the City Manager

Emterra has notified the City of Flushing, trash pick up services and yard waste services will occur as normal. For more information on weekly trash and yard waste services and biweekly recycling services, please visit: http://flushingcity.com/Departments/RubbishRecyclingBrushPickUp.aspx

During this time, residents can contact Emterra directly by phone and email. 1-877-609-6753 / 1-810-397-0610 / dan@crcminc.com  

Weekly brush and chipping services performed by the Department of Public Works has been suspended in compliance with Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID 19). 

Landfill passes have been suspended by Emterra and Brent Run Landfill.

Recycling tubs from Emterra have been placed outside of Flushing City Hall, if needed, during this time of closure. Tubs will be replenished each weekday morning.

Update regarding Building Inspections....

Residents and or contractors can schedule an inspection by contacting SAFEBuilt. Please call/text 248-207-6912 or email tschreiber@safebuilt.com. The City of Flushing's designated day for inspections is Wednesday. The issurance of a building permit does not supercede an executive order issued by the governor.

Residents and or contractors can submit a building permit via email, mail or drop box. Building applications can be downloaded at www.flushingcity.com. Click "forms" at the top of the website and then click "city forms." Scroll down to "Building Department" and download the building permit application. Completed applications and drawings can be mailed to 725 East Main Street, Flushing, MI 48433, placed in a drop box at Flushing City Hall (725 East Main Street, Flushing, MI 48433) or submitted electronically to tschreiber@safebuilt.com or administration@flushingcity.com.

The City of Flushing only completes building code inspections. Trade inspections are under the jurisdication of the State of Michigan.