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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
  • Tree trimming  and removal is set to begin  in the village on Wednesday September 2, 2020.  The majority of the removal will take place in the Central Residential District.  
  • The Water Quality Report (CCR) is now available.  
  • Park Amenities are now open!
  • With the water levels so high this year Marina Park has been saturated.  So, we have created two more/picnic seating areas.  The first is located in the parking lot near the Marina entrance from Adams Street.  The second is located near the trail entrance near the village office.  Come enjoy the view!
  • We have added a frequently asked question (FAQ's) page to address questions you may have.  If you have a question that you would like addressed, shoot us an email. 
  • For any questions regarding sewer or water infrastructure needs, please contact the DPW at 231.271.1032.

Monday, June 1, 2020


Please be advised that due to the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, the Village of Suttons Bay Administration Office is closed.

Our commitment to keeping our Staff, residents and visitors safe is our main priority during this difficult time, therefore,


There is also the option to pay online at our website, or to mail in payments.

This applies to all permit applications and any other correspondence.

We are committed to continue those services deemed essential by  Governor Whitmer's Executive Order and continue to work closely with our community partners.  

Thank you for your understanding.

Phone- 231-271-3051- Email suttonsbay@suttonsbayvillage.org – Website www.suttonsbayvillage.org

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Effective immediately, the Marina Boat launch will be temporary closed for the 2020 Boating season.  As we continue to witness an unprecedented rise in lake levels, we are also experiencing the secondary effects associated with that rise. Seiches and northwest winds threatened our new marina infrastructure, undermined our boat launch, and caused flooding in our parking area.  The launch pads, made of concrete, are now compromised and can no longer properly distribute the weight of larger vessels, resulting in the potential sloping, or breaking of the pads when used.   All launching for the 2020 season is hereby directed to the North Park Boat launch located at 601 Front Street.  Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to a great boating season!


Harbor Master

Village of Suttons Bay

Monday, January 27, 2020

We have had a number of phone calls asking whether residents need a permit to protect their shoreline from erosion.   The State of Michigan has prepared a document of Frequently Asked Questions about Shore Protection During Great Lakes High WaterIf you are looking to implement shoreline stabilization practices due to erosion occurring along the Great Lakes, a permit will most likely be needed from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Village of Suttons Bay will be receiving a 2% award from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for the 2nd half 2019 2% cycle in the amount of $10,000 for the TART Trail Project from Dumas Road to Peshawbestown.  For the complete notice, click here.   Thank you to the Grand Traverse Band for this generous grant!