Water/Sewer and Utilities
Questions regarding water/sewer billing may be directed to:
Utility Billing Clerk
(906) 485-1091 ext. 207
Utility Payment and Billing Policy
Make an Online Payment
To pay your property tax bill or monthly utility bill online, please click the following link:
Autopay is a program designed to provide our customers with the option of paying their utility bill through an automatic withdrawal from their checking or savings account on the due date of the bill. You save time by not having to write checks and also save the cost of postage or the cost of running to drop off your payment. You never have to worry about payments getting lost in the mail or late payments when you are out of town on business or on vacation. To obtain an autopay form, click the link below or pick up a form at City Hall. Completed forms must be dropped off (in person) at City Hall.
A drop-box is available at City Hall for water and tax payments. The drop box is attached to the building on the corner of Main and Division Streets. Please place your check or money order along with your payment stub in an envelope and deposit into the drop box. DO NOT USE CASH. If you have any questions about the drop-box, please contact City Hall at (906) 485-1091.
Water Meter Deposits
Starting January 1, 2011, a $250.00 Water Meter Deposit is required prior to establishing a water utility account with the City of Ishpeming. The water meter deposit is held with the City for two years. Click here view Ordinance #12-100, Section 102, Item 6 for regulations regarding deposits. Please call 485-1091, x 207 for further details.
Sewer Backup Claim Form
Please note you have 45 days from the occurrence of a sewer backup to file a claim against the City. Please complete the sewer backup claim and return to the Assistant City Clerk at 100 E. Division St., Ishpeming, MI 49849.
Temporary Extension Application and Hardship/Inability to Pay Application
Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date can apply for the Temporary Extension Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 weeks from the billing due date.
Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date, and are unable to utilize the Extension Application can apply for a hardship using the Hardship/Inability to Pay Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 months from the disconnect date on the current utility bill.
We are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements. Please read our Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports