1. What's New in Center Line?
The Michigan Municipal League created an eight question survey designed to gauge local public opinion on the regulation of vacation rentals through sites like Airbnb and VRBO. The League will collect the results and provide the data to the local governments so that they, in turn, can share the survey results with their state lawmakers. To participate in the survey please click below.

You can now watch video recordings of Center Line City Council Meetings!

Link to You Tube


Financial Transparency Report for the city of Center Line

  •   Center Line Citizens Guide
use this link to download an Excel Viewer - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xls-viewer-free/9nblggh6hbf5?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
Center Line Debt Service - 2021
Center Line Performance Dashboard 2021
Projected Budget Report - General Fund
Projected Budget Report - Public Safety Fund



 Moratorium on water shut offs for non-payment, and late fees ends in Center Line…

 Are you behind on your water/sewer bill payments, and have been able to take advantage of the COVID-19 moratorium instituted by the State of Michigan which restricted communities from shutting off water for non-payment and application of late fees?  On March 31, 2021, the State of Michigan’s moratoriums for water shut offs for non-payment and late fees ended with no extension approved by the State Legislature. From April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, the City of Center Line extended the policy to restrict water shut offs for non-payment of water/sewer usage, and continued the policy to not charge late fees, hoping those policies would further help those struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.

 On September 1, 2021, the City of Center Line is reinstating water shut offs for non-payment and applying penalties (late fees) in accordance with Center Line Ordinance Article II. – Offenses Affecting Governmental Functions; Section 46-52. – Payment

 If you are behind on your water/sewer usage payment by more than 30 days, you will no longer be able to avoid water shut off for non-payment without a commitment from an assistance agency or payment plan through the City of Center Line or the WRAP Program. Furthermore, the city will return to assessing the  5% penalty for any amount owed to the city for water/sewer usage which is not paid by the due date of the billing cycle.

 If you need assistance regarding non-payment of your water/sewer usage billing/invoice, please call the City of Center Line and our staff will work to help resolve your current non-payment status; and provide you with resources that may assist you in bringing your account current. For more information, please call the City of Center Line Municipal Offices at 586-757-6800.



Results of Traffic Study in the City of Center Line

Traffic control is a problem in every community and Center Line is no exception to the rule. In the last few years, we have had an influx of complaints about traffic problems in our city. Part of our traffic problem comes from road construction where people are trying to find alternate routes to and from work. The second part of our problem we created ourselves by having too many stop signs. Research shows that stop signs should be used to determine the “right-of-way” and are ineffective in slowing down drivers. In-fact if there are too many stop signs drivers will start to ignore those signs that they feel are unnecessary and/or speed up faster than they were going, in an effort to “make up time” that they lost stopping for the sign. The Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices clearly states, “Stop signs shall not be used for speed control”.

Click HERE for the full Transportation Improvement Association Study and recommendations.




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Click here for information on BUS TICKETS


Events Coming Up in Center Line!!!

Click the link above to see all the upcoming events & Happenings in the City of Center Line!!


Limited Housing Rehabilitation Program

This program provides income eligible homeowners with free assistance for home repairs including leaking roofs, inoperable heating systems, water heaters and accessibility home modifications.


Appointments to Boards and Commissions in the City of Center Line
are open to all residents. ( There are currently two vacancies on the DDA Board of Directors)

Generally, the only requirement is city residency. All Boards and Commission members are appointed by the
Mayor and/or City Council for specific terms depending on the Board or Commission.

Go to this link for more information: https://www.centerline.gov/263/Boards-Commissions


The City currently accepting applications for the following Boards or Commissions:

Board of Review
Planning Commission
Recreational Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals

If you are interested in serving on any of these boards, applications are available online or available at City Hall.

Board & Commission Skill Sets List

Boards & Commissions Application


The City of Center Line is redevelopment ready.

The City of Center Line is committed to involving the community in its planning, development and improvement processes. The following links have been prepared with the purpose of setting policies and procedures to involve residents in Citywide initiatives and to provide City staff a guide of community engagement strategies and methods. 

Public Participation Guide

Development Guides