Located just a short distance West of Flint and only moments from the 1-75/23 corridor allows the people of Flushing to enjoy the advantages of a metropolitan area, while residing in a small town atmosphere.


The City of Flushing is a stable community with quality residential neighborhoods, good schools, beautiful views of the Flint River, a historic and vibrant downtown, parks, and convenient freeway access. Annual events and festivals, such as the Summerfest and Christmas Candlewalk contribute to Flushing's "small town" sense of community.


The Flint River and related topography are the most important visual assets to the community. Spectacular views of the river valley and tranquility of the water create an identity unique to the region. The City has taken full advantage of this resource, especially in the downtown. The river's aesthetic opportunities include physical links to the river in the downtown area, along Main Street east of the Central Business District, and in Riverview Park along the Riverview Trail. 

   Beginning October 1, 2019, water/sewer bills will be a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper and mailed in an envelope.  
  Trash / Recycling Services   
   2020 Emterra Service Calendar and Information  
   Yard Waste Pick Up Begins the week of Monday, March 23, 2020  

 Blight Notification

 Taxes / Utility / Assessing  
  Per the Michigan Building Code, permits are required to install new/replacement windows, siding and shingles/new roof  




US Census 2020


Effective June 8, 2020, the City of Flushing offices are officially open to the public. However, for your safety, we ask that any business that can be handled by phone, through the mail or drop box is still done that way in order to continue the great strides the State of Michigan, and specifically Genesee County, has made in the last several weeks to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  But know that, if you do need to come into the office for a landfill permit or other in-person business, we are here for you, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that you are protected and safe from the spread of the virus. 

Effective July 13, 2020, pursuant to the Governors Executive Order 2020-147, issued on July 10, 2020, all customers must wear a mask and maintan physical distancing.  As always, if you have a fever, cough, sore thoat, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, or are experincing any other symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the building and seek medical treatment.  

All public meetings will continue to be available via Zoom because of the Governors 10 person in-door limit on indoor activities and the City's space limitations for physical distancing.

April 6, 2020...From the Flushing Police Department

            The State of Michigan as well as the City of Flushing are under a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  As citizens of our community are taking measures to reduce their exposure to this pandemic, another problem is surfacing as a result.  The City of Flushing is receiving reports that people are disposing of personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, by throwing them on the ground in places open to the public.  Gloves and masks have been found in parking lots and other areas throughout town.

            This behavior is concerning as it goes beyond littering.  These items potentially contain the harmful Coronavirus we are trying to contain.  Littering with these materials leaves others exposed and can further the pandemic within our community.  This cannot be tolerated.

            It is our hope members of our community will be responsible and considerate and use appropriate disposal containers.  Trash containers are located at convenient locations throughout the city.  If necessary, the police department will explore all enforcement options available for those who fail to comply.  This could result in charges that go beyond a violation for littering.

Due to the implementation of COVID-19 mitigation measures, contact the Flushing Police Department via email at mhoornstra@flushingcity.com or by phone at 911.

March 24th

July 10, 2020...from the Office of the City Manager

Trash/Recycling/Yardwaste pick-up has resumed a more normal schedule since the gradual reopening of the state from lock-down.  If you are having issues with your pick-up, residents can contact Emterra directly:

Phone: 1-877-609-6753 / 1-810-397-0610

Email: dan@crcminc.com

Landfill passes are being issued, however the the landfill, Brent Run, has limited hours due to COVID-19 restrictions.  If you pick-up a landfill pass, please be sure to ask about the restricted hours.

The City's chipping service has resumed, call the City office to make an appointment.  At this point expect to wait a couple of weeks, but rest assured we will get to everyone.  810-659-5665

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK                                

The week of May 11, 2020, the State of Michigan sent dual applications for absent voter ballots (AVB) for the August/November Elections to ALL REGISTERED VOTERS, not currently on the City's Permanent Absent Voter list.  The City of Flushing Clerk's Office mailed the Permanent Absent Voter list Dual Applications on June 2, 2020.  The decision was made to send applications to all voters because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unsurety surrounding it.  The purpose of a dual application is that you can apply for an AVB for only August, only November, or August and November.  Voting absentee is a choice, a privilege, it is not a mandate and is not being forced upon you.  You have the option to disregard the application.

As of July 10, 2020, the State of Michigan has said that they plan to have regular live precincts in August, however, the situation surrounding COVID-19 remains fluid and can change at any time.   We are trying to be prepared for any situation.

AVB Applications may be returned in person, however, we encourage you to use e-mail, mail or one of our two drop boxes to reduce your risk of exposure to any possible contaminents.  

We want to assure you that voting absentee is safe and secure, and your City Clerk’s office does everything we can to ensure that every vote is protected and counted.  Signatures on Absent Voter Applications and Absent Voter Ballots are compared to our Qualified Voter File records, and if they do not match, are investigated.   Persons requesting AVB’s in person are required to show ID, just like in a live precinct.

AVB’s are processed on Election Day in sequestered precincts in a way that protects the identity of the voter.  The ballot is separated from the identifying envelope, the stub removed, well before it is ever removed from the secrecy sleeve, all by different individuals, so there is no identifying information when the ballot is run through the counting machine.  

Voting fraud is a crime, one in which we and the State of Michigan take very seriously.  So, whether you choose to vote in person, or Absentee, your vote is protected, it is secret and it is counted.  

Stay safe, stay healthy and no matter how you choose to do it, please exercise your right to vote.   

As of April 3, 2020...From the Office of the City Manager....

The Michigan Paycheck Protection Program (MiPPP) provides small businesses in Michigan COVID-19 relief, giving funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll).


US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Links to local financial institution webpages regarding small business COVID 19 relief.

ELGA Credit Union

Chemical Bank

Chase Bank

Huntington Bank

5/3rd Bank

From the Office of the City Manager

Residents are reminded to dispose of "flushable wipes" and disinfection wipes in the trash. Please DO NOT flush these wipes down the toilet. These items cause havoc to the city's sewer collection system, sewer lift station pumps and waste water treatment plant. Click HERE for an informational video.


Message from the City Manager

Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-144 (COVID-19), Restoring Water Service to Occupied Residences during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Water service must be restored to any occupied residence where water has been shut off due to nonpayment, so long as the public water supply does not have reason to believe that reconnection would create a risk to public health. As a precautionary measure, Department of Public Works staff will be posting a notice today at properties in the city with no water supply to confirm occupancy status. Please contact Flushing City Hall by email at administration@flushingcity.com or by phone at 810-762-5710, if you are occupying a residence with no water supply due to non payment.


Flushing City Parks are now open, and available for use.  We encourage exercising physical distancing when possible and practical. 


From the Office of the City Manager

Emterra has notified the City of Flushing that trash/yardwaste/recycling services are back to their normal routine.  For more information on weekly trash and yard waste services and biweekly recycling services, please visit: http://flushingcity.com/Departments/RubbishRecyclingBrushPickUp.aspx

Residents can contact Emterra directly by phone and email. 1-877-609-6753 / 1-810-397-0610 / dan@crcminc.com  

Weekly brush and chipping services performed by the Department of Public Works has resumed.  Call the City for an appointment.  We are currently 2 to 3 weeks behind, but we will get caught up.   

We are also issuing landfill passes, however, Brent Run Landfill has limited hours.  Please be sure you are aware of these hours BEFORE you go to the landfill.  We suggest calling the landfill at 810-639-3077 prior to leaving your house.

Update regarding Building Inspections....

Residents and or contractors can schedule an inspection by contacting SAFEBuilt. Please call/text 248-207-6912 or email tschreiber@safebuilt.com. The City of Flushing's designated day for inspections is Wednesday. The issurance of a building permit does not supercede an executive order issued by the governor.

Residents and or contractors can submit a building permit via email, mail or drop box. Building applications can be downloaded at www.flushingcity.com. Click "forms" at the top of the website and then click "city forms." Scroll down to "Building Department" and download the building permit application. Completed applications and drawings can be mailed to 725 East Main Street, Flushing, MI 48433, placed in a drop box at Flushing City Hall (725 East Main Street, Flushing, MI 48433) or submitted electronically to tschreiber@safebuilt.com or administration@flushingcity.com.

The City of Flushing only completes building code inspections. Trade inspections are under the jurisdication of the State of Michigan.