City Information & Forms


2023/2024 Budget







Thank you for recycling. Please remember NO plastic bags to hold newspapers. Plastic jams the rollers in the recycling centers; it is OK if the newspapers get wet out in the rain, they are still recyclable. Also, no styrofoam (egg cartons, meat trays, etc.) is accepted in our recycling.



Recycle calendar 2024



For complete trash, recycling, and yard waste information for the City of Zilwaukee please visit MMWA’s Website. MMWA (Mid Michigan Waste Authority) currently manages the trash collection and disposal, recycling collection and processing, and yard waste collection and composting contracts for 34 member communities.

The City of Zilwaukee provides weekly curbside collection of trash, bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclables, and weekly curbside collection of yard waste (when in season). For best results residents should have all properly prepared materials at the curb no later than 7:00 am. Remember, you have a service day not a collection time, routes run until finished. For any service issues always call MMWA at (989) 781-9555 within one business day of your service day.

Visit your community’s page for more information on trash, recycling, and yard waste. You can find information on household hazardous waste and electronic recycling by visiting MMWA’s website.




Garbage is picked up every Tuesday unless Tuesday is a holiday or follows a holiday. Garbage can be set out to the road after 12:00 on Mondays. It can be put in cans or bags, cans can not be bigger than 33 gallons or weigh more than 50 lbs. Yardwaste is picked up every Tuesday (unless a holiday or after a holiday) from the 1st Tuesday in April until the last Tuesday in November. Look to the Public Notice Tab, to see if Garbage & Recycling is going to be delayed a day or canceled due to weather.


Mechanical Permit App.                                      Electrical Permit App.

Plumbing Permit App.                                         Building Permit Application

Fence Permit






Due Dates:

1st qtr. – Jan. 1st to March 31st  due May 6th/ Shut off due May 21st

2nd qtr. – Apr. 1st to June 30th  due Aug. 6th/ Shut off due Aug. 21st

3rd qtr. – July 1st to Sept. 30th  due Nov. 6th/ Shut off due Nov. 21st

4th qtr. – Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st  due Feb. 6th/ Shut off due Feb. 21st

Fees for Water/Sewer Bill: Water: $4.95 per unit (1 unit = 1,000 gallons) Water Ready:  $49.61 – Set Fee Sewer:  $26.50 – Set Fee + $6.58 per unit (1 unit = 1,000 gallons) Sewer Ready:  $74.00

If there is no water usage there will still be a bill of $150.11


Summer taxes are due without penalty on or before July 31st.

Winter taxes are due without penalty on or before February 14th.

The City of Zilwaukee cannot except the previous year tax payment after March 1st. Previous years taxes can be paid at the County.

Applications for Tax Deferments are available at City Hall.

Published Meeting Minutes

Council Minutes

January 2nd 2024                 February 5th 2024

March 4th 2024                    April 1st 2024

May 6th 2024

June 5th, 2023

July 10th, 2023                      August 7th 2023

September 5th 2023            October 2nd 2023

November 6th 2023

December 4th 2023


Recreation Minutes

January 3, 2024

February 7, 2024

April 3, 2024

May 1, 2024

June 7, 2023

July 5, 2023

Aug. 2, 2023

Sept. 6, 2023

Oct. 5th

November 9, 2023

Dec. 6, 2023

Planning Commission Minutes

January 10, 2024

February 14, 2024

May 8, 2024

July 12, 2023

December 13, 2023



Application for Employment                        Board & Commission App Complaint Form                                              House Check Form

Application for Peddler License                    Public Records Request Form Site Plan Review Cover                                  02-05-freedom-of-information

Site Plan Information

Application for Site Approval                         Site Plan Review Check List


Police – Citizens Incident Report

Police Complaint Form

Police – House Check Form

Police Department Fee Schedule


Non-Owner Occupied Dwelling Registration-04-25-2024

Crime Free Lease Addendum

Lease Disclosure


Dangerous Dog Registration


General Business License App

Quarterly Newsletters


Winter 2023

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Winter 2024

Spring 2024


Non-Discrimination Plan

Title VI-Non-Discrimination Plan


COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

COVID-19 Training Manual

Employee Covid-19 Training Manual