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 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



The City of McBain has a seat available on the city council and any city resident who would like to serve in this capacity should submit their name to a council member or to the city clerk.  Thank you.  mcbaincityclerk@att.net  or 231-825-2000.


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.