Navigate Up
Sign In

Departments

     

       Community Archives and Records Center              City Archives

     

    City Archives Officer - Tony Wright awright@grcity.us

     

    Please contact Justine Bailey (Archive Center Assistant) at (616) 456-4127 or e-mail jbailey@grcity.us for information/questions. 
    **RESEARCH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**

    The Grand Rapids City Archives and Records Center is a repository for government records created by the City of Grand Rapids. A partial list of records includes the following:

     

    • Annual Reports of City Departments, 1895-
    • Assessment Rolls, 1926-
    • Assessors Real Property Appraisal Cards 1936-2009
    • Building Permits, ca. 1978-1998
    • Building Plans, 1982-
    • Citizen Boards and Commissions Minutes
    • City Charters, 1857-
    • City Manager's General Subject File, 1937-
    • City Commission Proceedings, 1917-
    • Common Council Proceedings, 1850-1917
    • Contracts and Agreements, 1874-
    • Court Records (Mayor's Court,
      Justice Court, Police Court, 61st District Court), 1850-
    • Daily Fire Logs (Station Journals), 1891-
    • Deeds (city-owned property), ca. 1852-
    • Downtown Development Authority records
    • Election Documentation File, 1959-
    • Election Results, 1954-
    • Fingerprint Cards, ca. 1913-1973
    • Fire Reports, 1970-
    • Mayor's General Subject File, 1934-
    • Model Cities Records, 1968-1975  
    • Ordinances, 1850-
    • Photographs, 1870-
    • Planning Records, 1919-
    • Plat Atlases, 1876-
    • Polk City Directories, 1865-
    • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1895, 1913, and 1952 editions
    • Tax Rolls, 1860-
    • Village Board of Trustees Proceedings, 1838-1850
    • Zoning Records, 1924-  
    How to Contact Us:
    Community Archives and Research Center (**RESEARCH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**)
    223 Washington Street SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  49503

    Phone:  (616) 456-4127 or 456-3114
    Fax:  (616) 456-4411
    Email:  jbailey@grcity.us or awright@grcity.us

     

                       CARC tax rolls

     

     

    CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
    All City Officials Past and Present Terms (PDF)