Welcome to Zilwaukee

The City of Zilwaukee encompasses 2.34 square miles or 1,497 acres and is located along the Saginaw River in Northern Saginaw County. The City is bordered on the East by the Saginaw River, Carrollton Township to the South, Kochville Township to the West, and Zilwaukee Township to the North. The City of Zilwaukee is regionally located on the Northern fringe of the Saginaw Metropolitan Area.

The City is located within 10 miles of the City of Bay City and Saginaw Bay, which is a part of Lake Huron.

Zilwaukee in the Fall

Zilwaukee in the Fall


Ordinance addressing floodplain management provisions


Water bills and Taxes can now be paid Online and Over the phone. Also they can be paid in the Office with a Credit Card. Service Fees Applied.



Main BSA Online Link:


Tax Payment Wizard:


Water Bill Wizard:



Phone Payment:


Need to know Account Number for Water Bills and Parcel Number for Taxes.


City of Zilwaukee City Office doors will remain closed until further notice, due to COVID-19.

If you must enter City Hall, call to make an appointment and you must be wearing a mask and practice social distancing.

We will not be accepting payments inside.

Business may be conducted via U.S. Mail, online, over the phone or the drop box located on the side door. The drop box will be processed daily.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please call the State of Michigan COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8am-5pm daily.

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy.

Now Hiring a Seasonal Maintenance Person


Job Description

General Information: The City of Zilwaukee has three community parks, Johnson Park, Memorial Park, and Riverfront Park. The Park Maintenance position includes routine maintenance on park grounds and park buildings and equipment.

Schedules and Length of Employment: This is a seasonal (not permanent) position. Schedule will be for 32 hours per week over 4 days. Most work will be outside, and the hours may vary based on the weather conditions. The position will start immediately and run through October.
Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the DPW Department Water Specialist, performs the work necessary to operate and maintain the City Parks. Responsible for mowing and maintaining the lawn, cleaning the pavement and tables in the pavilions, periodic cleaning of the bathrooms, picking up debris in the parks, and occasional painting or building maintenance may be required. Other duties outside of the park when they arise.

Requirements: Must hold a valid Michigan driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a criminal background check. Ability to operate a commercial lawn mower, leaf blower, edger, weed whacker, and other small power tools will be required. Must be 18 years of age and work well in a team setting.

Wage Rate: $11.50 -$13.50 based on experience.

Apply by submitting a resume to: City of Zilwaukee, 319 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw, MI 48604

Public Notice


The Zilwaukee City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the budget for fiscal year 2021-22 at 6:00pm on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at the City Administration Building 319 Tittabawassee.

Interested parties are welcome to attend for input.

Richard C. DeLong, Clerk

City of Zilwaukee