About Us

About Shelby


  • Shelby, Michigan is in Oceana County along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
  • Our small community (pop. 2,265) is filled with friendly people, several restaurants, numerous parks, including a rail trail linear park, a full-service hospital, a grocery, a community bank, an excellent school system and much, much more!
  • We are surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery that the State of Michigan offers–sweeping dunes, beautiful Lake Michigan, sundry of inland lakes, orchards and fields. There’s beauty everywhere you turn.
  • Spring brings the breathtaking beauty of blossoming fruit trees dotting the landscape.
  • Summer delights us with warm weather perfect for enjoying the dunes and Lake Michigan, only 7 miles west!
  • Fall’s spectacular display of hardwoods and orchards turning color will leave you in awe.
  • Winters are like you may remember as a kid—perfect for sledding, skiing, snowmobiling and building snowmen!  Snowfall is generally above average. You will need a shovel.
  • We hope you enjoy the website and that you can visit Shelby sometime. Maybe even build your business and live here!

Village Info & Latest News


The Village of Shelby provides a staffed Police Department, a Department of Public Works, a Village Administrator, a Clerk, and Treasurer.

The Village Council includes seven Shelby residents. The main office is in the downtown district.


The Village of Shelby and the Community Foundation for Oceana County co-hosted the Shelby Community Assessment Results Event back on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Shelby High School Cafeteria.

Click here for the full report and more information.


Click here to read the adopted Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2020-2025.