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Moving Into The City?

The Prettiest Little City in the State of Michigan. Come fall in love with our Community.  Residents rave about all there is here in Sylvan Lake, a beautiful hidden community in the middle of busy, but wonderful Oakland County. A mile of city-owned lake front property, two private beaches and parks, restrooms, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, volleyball court, a beautiful Community Center on a spectacular setting, dock spaces that non-lakefront property owners can lease at an exceptional price, and the Clinton River Trail.  The lake and tree lined streets enchants homeowners with a peaceful setting and small town charm.  The area gives residents the best of both worlds offering safety and quality of life.  This is Pure Michigan! 

The following information may be of some use to a newcomer in the City of Sylvan Lake. We have had many requests for something in writing to familiarize new residents with the City. We hope this will help, and if we have left out any information that you feel should have been included, please let us know.

This welcome letter really gives you the details of the city:  Welcome Letter for New Residents  

Property Transfer Affidavit
This form must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred (even if you are recording a deed). It is used by the assessor to ensure the property is assessed properly and receives the correct taxable value. It must be filed by the new owner with the assessor for the city where the property is located within 45 days of the transfer. If it is not filed timely, a penalty of $5/day (maximum $200) applies.

All businesses must have a business license from the City.  It is renewed annually.  Click here for business license  or new business change of use application.

aerial map of citySunset on Sylvan 2015