About our Government

The Madison Heights City motto is "The City of Progress" and it's well deserved. Almost 30,000 people call Madison Heights home and enjoy the many benefits of living in our full service and forward thinking community. Ideally located at the juncture of I-75 and I-696 in the metropolitan Detroit region, Madison Heights offers easy access to all our community and area has to offer singles, families, and businesses.

City Services

Madison Heights residents and businesses enjoy some of the lowest taxes in Oakland County without sacrificing quality services. Police and Fire services are fully staffed and equipped with the latest gear to protect our residents and businesses should the need arise. Road maintenance services are second to none and residents often joke that there must be a "dome" over the City in the winter time because the roads are so well maintained.
An outline of the State of Michigan with Madison Heights overlayed.
Our well staffed City Library offers a variety of books, media and programming throughout the year. As far as recreational opportunities go, the City's twelve parks, jogging/walking/bike paths, numerous festivals, in-line skate facilities, a 36 acre wooded Nature Preserve with 2,400 square foot Nature Center log cabin as well as a newly expanded County water park within the city limits ensure that recreational opportunities abound for all ages and enthusiasts.

Council-Manager Government

The City of Madison Heights is governed by the Council-Manager form of government. This form of government provides for an elected City Council that sets legislative policy and a Council-appointed professional City Manager to supervise the day to day operations of the City.
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