Generally, no. For a side by side or ORV/ATV to be legally operating within the City of Manistee, that vehicle must comply with of State of Michigan vehicle requirements to include displaying a valid State of Michigan registration.
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The Police Department is located at: 70 Maple St. Manistee, MI 49660 (NW corner of Maple St. and Water St.)
Citizens may park on Water Street, Maple Street or the city parking lot off of Water Street east of City Hall.
General business hours at the Police Department are Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm with the exception of holidays. Road patrol officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The owners or operator of the golf cart can bring proof of insurance to the Manistee City Police Department to obtain a registration sticker at no cost. For more rules and regulations governing the operation of golf carts in within the City of Manistee please visit here.
Contact the Manistee City Police Department Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. After hours, information can be called in to the Manistee County Central Dispatch at (231) 723-6241.
To provide information for a crime that has happened in the past, you can contact the Manistee City Police Department Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. After hours, information can be called in to the Manistee County Central Dispatch at (231) 723-6241.
Seasonal Parking Rules, October 15 to April 15: To avoid being ticketed, please abide by the following rules when parking on all city streets, except streets posted “No Parking 3:00 am – 7:00 am.”
Ensure that you are parked on the appropriate side of the street when restrictions go into effect October 15 - before you go to bed, think ahead! If you have questions please call (231) 723-2533.
Gun permit applications are accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. You must be a resident of the City of Manistee, 18 years of age or older with a valid Michigan state ID which shows your current address. You will be required to complete the basic safety questionnaire as required by state law. The gun permit applications cost $5 (cash or check only) and may take several days to process. For further information call (231) 723-2533.
Police reports may be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by filling out the FOIA application paperwork located on the City’s website and submitting it to the Police Department. Depending on the content another circumstances, some of the report may be redacted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA request forms can be found here.
The current Manistee City ordinance states:
“606.06 CATS A. Application of State Law. No person shall violate any law of the State pertaining to cats, or any rule or regulation pertaining to cats adopted by any state agency, which laws and the penalties therein provided are incorporated herein as laws of the City. (Ord. 19-06, amended 3-19-19) B. Running at Large. The owner or custodian of a cat which is not spayed or neutered shall not permit the cat to run at large in public places or on private property, other than the premises of the owner or person having custody of such cat.”
In addition, if you are bitten by a cat an officer will complete a report reflecting the animal bite.
No, complainants are encouraged to be taken in person; however, complaints may also be received by telephone, fax, email, mail or through a third party.
Complaint forms located inside the police lobby as well as inside every patrol vehicle.