City Utility Bill Auto-Pay 

Starting November 1, 2013, you will be able to auto pay 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.


Amtrak's Mich. Services

Mich. Services Schedule


Is Your Train on Time?
Please contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for full details on train arrival status.


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Welcome to the City of New Buffalo: The Gateway of Michigan!


Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the City of New Buffalo, County of Berrien, State of Michigan, on TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 at City Hall, 224 W. Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI  49117 for the purpose of electing ONE COUNCIL MEMBER. Nonpartisan office candidates must file with the New Buffalo City Clerk's office by 4:00 p.m. on December 29, 2014. The polls for said election will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.



City Hall will be open on Wednesday, December 24th from 8 am to 4 pm and will be closed on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th.

City Hall will be open on Wednesday, December 31st from 8 am to 4 pm and will be closed on Thursday, January 1st and Friday, January 2nd.



The City is pleased to announce that we are now accepting debit/credit cards at City Hall. There will be a convenience fee charged per transaction; $7.50 per water bill; 3.75% for property taxes. On line payments will be offered in the near future.



The City of New Buffalo along with New Buffalo Area Schools, St. Mary of the Lake School and the Friends of Harbor Country Trails (nonprofit) have been awarded a reimbursement grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) - Transportation Alternative - through the Safe Routes to Schools Program, totaling $585,049.39.  The grant will construct approximately 3.5 miles of new sidewalks within the City of New Buffalo.  The project will connect New Buffalo Middle and Elementary Schools to adjacent neighborhoods with the new walkways.  St. Mary of the Lake School is included in the grant to provide sidewalks to nearby neighborhoods.  All walks will be ADA compliant with appropriate crossings, signs and ramps.  The purpose of the grant is to provide safe walking and bicycling opportunities for children to access schools from their residences. 


The Pokagon Fund was instrumental in providing the necessary support for grant preparation, project oversight and preliminary engineering.  Other groups that were supportive throughout the planning process include the Berrien County Road Commission, Disability Network of SW MI, SW Michigan Planning Commission, New Buffalo Township and MDOT.  Planning and engineering will commence in 2014 with construction to begin in 2015 or 2016. 


The City of New Buffalo is seeking Elections Inspectors for upcoming elections.  As an Election Inspector you will:

  • Earn up to $100 per day
  • Receive paid training
  • Meet new and interesting people in the New Buffalo community.

For more information and to apply, contact the City Clerk at (269) 469-1500.


Residents and visitors wishing to receive email notices from the City with urgent news (special meetings, street closings and weather advisories) may enroll online.  Lists may also be generated for those who wish to receive newsletters electronically. To enroll, simply complete the form in the right-hand column of this page and click on 'subscribe.' You may un-enroll at any time. The City will not use lists for anything other than official City business and will not share the lists with outside sources.  Please contact City Hall if you have questions.


Lakeshore will be collecting all yard waste from April 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 every Wednesday. Materials collected include grass, brush, leaves, weeds and limbs up to 4" in diameter 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. Residents may lease a 95 gallon cart from Lakeshore at a rate of $3.00/month billed to the resident, please contact Lakeshore, 269-231-5623 or 877-LAKE-877 (877-525-3877).


ONLY brush resulting from storm damage will be collected by the City. Please contact City Hall at 469-1500 with any questions or concerns.


 April 2014

Please click here for current harbor soundings.

When reviewing the sounding data, add one foot to those readings for actual water depth.  Boaters are cautioned that soundings were current when taken and conditions are likely to change throughout the boating/sailing season. 


 Beach passes will be available at City Hall after March 1, 2014. City of New Buffalo residents and property owners are allowed two beach passes per household at no charge. The City Council has set a total of 50 non-resident beach passes available only to New Buffalo Township residents and property owners for $50 each. 


City of New Buffalo residents that have a pass from last year will be able to re-use the same card.  If City residents have lost their pass, replacements are available for $10 each. 


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 2014:

November 5 and 19

December 3, 17 and 31

All recyclables collected previously will be collected by Lakeshore.

 Please contact City Hall at 469-1500 with any questions or concerns. 




This page last updated on 12/19/2014.

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