No person shall allow any animal to be in any park or on any beach or any public place under the control of the city at any time where such park, beach or public place is posted:

“No Pets Allowed”, “No Dogs Allowed”, “No Animals Allowed”

Specific information concerning this ordinance, as well as, Prohibitions on Harboring and Keeping of Animals, Dog at Large and Animal Excrement can be found on line at Municode.


The City of Grand Haven makes every effort to accommodate residents, business owners and visitors alike with regard to parking.

There are restrictions to parking in the downtown area which include 3 hour parking, Overnight Parking, Residential Permit Parking and Park and Ride. The three hour parking limitations are clearly posted in the applicable areas and have been posted as such to accommodate persons visiting the downtown area. Overnight parking in the city parking lots is not allowed for purposes of snow removal in winter, and cleaning in summer. The only exceptions to the overnight parking restriction is if you have a Residential Parking Permit, or an Overnight Parking Pass which can be purchased for $5.00 at the corner kiosk located at the intersection of 1st & Franklin. Click here for additional information on downtown residential parking. If you qualify you may simply complete the application.

Another source for parking information, as well as other downtown issues, contact the Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority (MSDDA).

Additionally there are restrictions on the on-street parking throughout the City during the winter months for purposes of snow removal. Those restrictions are from 2:00am-6:00am, from December 1 through April 1 of the following calendar year. The City does allow for exemptions to this rule on a very limited basis. Any City resident seeking an exemption must contact the Records Division of the Public Safety Department in person during regular business hours, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required.


It is unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the limits of the City of Grand Haven.

Chapter 22 of the Municipal Code addresses specific issues regarding noise complaints, including amplified sound from a motor vehicle. For additional information refer to Municode.

Code Enforcement-Nuisances

There are a number of quality of life issues the GHDPS is committed to being mindful of. These would include, but not be limited to: noxious weeds, abandoned vehicles, trash accumulation, and more. If you have any questions or need assistance with any code enforcement issues, please contact GHDPS at (616) 842-3460 or the Building and Zoning Department at (616) 847-3490.

Contact Us

Jeff Hawke, Public Safety Director

Lee Adams, Captain
Ryan Enlow, Lieutenant
Nichole Hudson, Lieutenant

525 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 842-3460
Fax: (616) 847-6050

Office Hours Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All dates and times:
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch
(800) 249-0911