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Welcome to the City of McBain, MI


In follow-up to the Community Survey, the City of McBain is now focusing on our economic future. Please take a few minutes to complete the applicable survey below!

ECONOMIC SURVEY - General Public

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**NOTE:  We are currently working to get the survey links above to work.  Paper copies have been mailed and should arrive to you very soon.  Thank you for your patience. 



The DPW and the City Council have approved a run water notice for the residents of McBain.  Residents should run a pencil lead size stream until further notice in order to avoid frozen pipes.


 WINTER PARKING - The area between the sidewalk and road is Road Right-of-Way!  During the months of November to April when snow plowing is necessary, parking in said Road Right-of-Way is at your own risk.

~Thank you from the Service Department~


****Snow may not be plowed or snow blown into the city streets.  This is a violation of our city ordinances and if it continues tickets will be issued. ****

McBain City Council
Marcia Smith, McBain City Clerk


McBain is a city in Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. McBain is a small Dutch community.  The population was 656 at the 2010 census.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all land.  We offer our citizens and visitors a safe and clean community.  We are proud of McBain!!

     A Bit of history about McBain.....McBain began as a settlement around a sawmill in Riverside Township, founded by Gillis McBain and his brother John McBain in 1887. A station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway named "Owens" opened on August 27, 1888 and a post office with the same name opened on September 10, 1888. Both were renamed McBain on September 17, 1889. McBain incorporated as a village in 1893 and as a city in 1907.