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Monday-Friday, 10am to 5pm

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Kickoff Spring Clean Up on May 16th

Street Sweeping Night of May 20th

Screened Organic Compost available at the Ishpeming Area Waste Water Treatment Facility


Event Calendar


Historial Society

Historial Society


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for the City of Ishpeming!

RD Water System Improvement Project Updates

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


UPDATE: The intersection of Pearl Street and Pine Street will be closed starting Thursday May 17th.  

Click here to view Pine Street/Pearl Street Intersection Map

Click here to view Pine Street Traffic Maintenance


UPDATE: Today May 22nd, residents on Jopling Avenue, Mather Avenue, and Hewitt Street may experience a water outage due to some unforeseen circumstances.  Services should be restored by 5pm.

UPDATE: On Tuesday May 22 and Wednesday, May 23, the pulverizer will be in the 8th Addition.   Please do not park on any of the streets West of Deer Lake Road and South of Poplar Street.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 24th, the pulverizer will be in town. Please do not park on Pearl Street, First Street South of Hematite, Second and Third Streets South of Cleveland Avenue, Fourth Street South of Pearl, and the Cleveland Location South of M-28.

Click here to view the Traffic Maintenance Plan for Superior and Lake Street Areas

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




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.


Contact us

Phone: (906)485-1091

Fax: (906)485-6246

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



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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.



View the City of Ishpeming Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

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