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Welcome to the official website
for the City of Ishpeming!

The City of Ishpeming is located in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  It is south and west of the City of Marquette and directly west of Negaunee.  The City of Ishpeming is 1,400 feet above sea level.  Our current population is about 6,600.

Ishpeming’s history is rooted in the discovery of Iron Ore during the 1840’s. In 1846, an Indian named Madji-Gesick led explorer, Philo Everett, to a shining mountain. What Everett found was a mountain of ore measuring 180 feet high and 1,000 feet wide. This historic spot was named Jasper Knob–known today as the World’s Largest Gemstone.

Up until 1862, this area was referred to as The Lake Superior Location, but the settlers saw it fit to give the City an official name. Translating the Chippewa Indian name for “on the summit”, the settlers gave the name of ISHPEMING to the newly formed City. The name proved to be fitting for a City that is situated upon the dividing ridge between the waters of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and 850 feet above Lake Superior.


RD Water System Improvement Project Updates

Click here for a map of the 2018 Proposed Work Areas for the Project 

North Second Street Area

UPDATE:  Construction will begin on North Second Street early next week (the week of August 6th)

Click here to view the Traffic Maintenance Plan – N. Second Street

Click here to view the North Second Street Area Map

8th Addition Area

Click here to view the Traffic Maintenance Plan – 8th Addition Area

Greenwood Area

UPDATE:  Work is scheduled to begin on Greenwood Street as part of the Ishpeming RD Water System Project from Lakeshore Drive to Washington Street during the middle of the week of July 23rd and will continue well into August. Work will begin with Area #4 and continue in a West direction. Traffic will be detoured for a portion of this project to through traffic. Local traffic is advised to seek alternate routes to access homes if possible. Flag control will also be in place in areas as needed. Access to the Robbins Flooring Mill and Ishpeming Concrete will be left open at all times. Please be careful if you need to access this area as construction activities will be ongoing and extensive. Any questions contact Aaron Carr 906 361-0923.

Click Here to view Greenwood Area Map

Click Here to view Greenwood Traffic Maintenance Plan

Downtown Area

UPDATE: Downtown Area Construction Plan. WORK IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON SOUTH FIRST STREET THE WEEK OF JULY 9TH.

Click Here to view Traffic Maintenance Plan South First Street and South Division Street

Click here to view Traffic Maintenance Plan for Downtown Area 1st, 2nd, 3rd Streets and Pearl Street

Click here to view Downtown Area Construction Map – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Street and Pearl Street

 

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UPDATE:  On Wednesday, August 15th, the water will be shut off at 8:00 am for residents that live on Jasper from Bluff Street to Hill Street. Also Hill Street from Jasper Street to the top of Hill Street. Service should be restored by 5:00 pm.

UPDATE: On Thursday, August 16th, the water will be shut off at 8:00 am for residents that live on Stone and Houghton Streets. Service should be restored by 5:00 pm.

UPDATE: On Thursday, August 16th, the water will be shut off at 8:00 am for residents that live on Jasper from Bluff Street to Hill Street. Also Hill Street from Jasper to the top of Hill St. Service should be restored by 5:00 pm.

UPDATE:  On Thursday, August 16th the water will be shut off at 8:00 am for residents that live on Duncan Street West of Hickory. Service should be restored by 5:00pm.

 

 

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Contact us

Phone: (906)485-1091

Fax: (906)485-6246

City Hall: 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849

Email: https://ishpemingcity.org/our-city/contact-us/

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Make an Online Payment

To pay your property tax bill or monthly utility bill online, please click the following link:

Online Payments

 


 

Property Tax Lookup

Property tax information may be accessed by clicking on the link. For the property tax owner, current tax information is available to view free of charge. For non-property tax owners, current tax information is available for a $2.00 fee per property as a single transaction using your credit card. Please note that this property tax database is not updated daily; therefore it may take several days for a payment to be reflected after property tax payments have been paid to the City of Ishpeming.

https://accessmygov.com/?uid=1479

 

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View the City of Ishpeming Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

Click here to view the Plan:  



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