The Harbor Commission and City of New Buffalo are pleased to now offer a live stream of the New Buffalo Harbor. Please click here to view.




Please find more information listed below. You can also find this on the City Clerk's part of the website. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 269-469-1500.






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Auto-Pay is available for City utility bills (water, sanitary sewer, and garbage/ recycling). Please print, fill-out, and return this Authorization for Withdrawals form to sign up for auto-pay.



New Buffalo Amtrak Station (NBU), 226 North Whittaker Street, New Buffalo, Michigan 49117, is served by the Wolverine and Blue Water Michigan Services.


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Parks Recreation Plan

The City of New Buffalo, in cooperation with The Parks Board and Harbor Commission, is in the process of updating their Community Park, Recreation, Open Space, and Greenway Plan. Your opinion is a valuable part of this process. The Plan will guide the community’s investment in parks and recreation facilities and activities for the next five (5) years and is a requirement to secure parks and recreational funding from the State of Michigan. Please take 8-10 minutes to complete the following survey

Draft Master Plan (2018)

The 2018 Draft Master Plan was approved by the Planning Commission on July 24, 2018 and City Council on July 26, 2018.  It is now is in the distribution process.  We will keep you updated as soon as a Public Hearing for adoption is ready to be scheduled.  Stay tuned!

Please click here for the 2017 Water Quality Report Information.  Hard copies of the report are also available at City Hall.  To find more information please see the Water Department page under the Staff & Departments tab.

City of New Buffalo Current Employment Opportunities

City of New Buffalo Lifeguard 

Please submit a resume and an application to the City Clerk, City of New Buffalo, 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI  49117.  

ALL FOIA requests must go through the proper channels to be received by the City of New Buffalo as per the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.  Sending an electronic FOIA request is a privilege and delivery will be noted the next business day.  FOIA requests are to be sent only to our FOIA Coordinator, City Clerk, Lori Vander Clay and FOIA Appeals are to be sent only to the City Manager, David Richards.  Any FOIA requests and/or FOIA Appeals sent to any others are not considered received by the City of New Buffalo and will not be answered. Thank you for your cooperation.

Chromium Testing Update 

Please be advised that the Water Department will be running monthly Chromium Tests and will post them on this page.  Please click here for the seventh round result which indicates "non detected at the reporting limit".  To see all the monthly results, please go to the Water Department page under the Staff & Departments tab.


Please click here for frequently asked questions about general property tax information.  It is a helpful tool that also features a website to look up tax information.

2018-2020 BUDGET


Click here to download the  2018-2020 Budget.  Previous years' budgets and annual audits are available on the Treasurer's Office page. 


Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal will be collecting all yard waste from April 1, 2018- October 31, 2018 every Wednesday. Materials collected include grass, brush, leaves, weeds and limbs up to 4” in diameter and no longer than 4 feet. All material other than limbs should be in biodegradable bags, 32 gallon can or bundle tied with a 50 pound limit. Limbs must be placed in small neat piles or bundle tied, 50 pound limit. Residents may lease a 95 gallon yard waste cart from Lakeshore at a rate of $3.00/month billed to the resident.



Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal is the City's recycling and solid waste contractor. They may be reached at 269-231-5623 or 877-LAKE-877


Solid waste collection occurs every Wednesday.

 Lakeshore will also conduct recycling collection services every other week on Wednesdays, for 2018:

  • January 10 and 24      

  • February 7 and 21

  • March 7 and 21                                             

  • April 4 and 18

  • May 2, 16 and 31                                     

  • June 13 and 27

  • July 11 and 25                                        

  • August 8 and 22

  • September 6 and 19                                

  • October 3, 17 and 31

  • November 14 and 28                       

  • December 12 and 27

 Please contact Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal with any questions or concerns. 

Please click here  for the 2018 Berrien County Recycling Event Schedule.

2017 Audit
Please click here to view the 2017 City of New Buffalo Audit. 



Please click here to see the 2017 soundings of the New Buffalo Harbor. The depth readings are based off the mean lake levels. The water is currently at a gage of plus 3 feet above LWD, so please make sure you add 3 feet to all the depth readings off the soundings map.


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Follow the latest news and discussions from the DDA Board on their blog, click here.


City residents, if you are interested in serving on any of these board positions, please click here to fill out the application. You may also submit a resume with the application and send in to the City Clerk, Lori K. Vander Clay 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117.   For more information, please call City Hall, 269-469-1500.

Downtown Development Authority

(December) 2020


Park and Recreation Board

(May 2019)


Local Officers Compensation Commission

1 Member (May 2019)
Construction Board of Appeals

1 Member (May 2017)
1 Member (May 2018)



New Buffalo Historic Walking Tour

The New Buffalo Parks Department along with friends are proud to bring back the Walking Tour of Historic Interest. Click here to view the brochure or stop at the beach and pick one up today. Enjoy the walk!




This page last updated on 10/15/2018.

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