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Wakefield City Hall

311 Sunday Lake St.

Wakefield MI, 49968

Monday - Friday (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM)

(906) 224-7041 (Utility/Tax Info)

(906) 229-5131 (Clerk's Office)


Garbage Pickup
  • Use of orange colored "City of Wakefield" bags is required.
  • Garbage pickup is on Tuesdays and Fridays depending on your location.
  • Garbage bags must be curbside by 6:00 a.m. on your designated day of pickup.

American Legion Post #11

Phone number: 906-229-5222

605 River Street, Wakefield, Michigan

Post Commander: Dave Dalbeck

Wakefield Revitalization/Beautification

The Revitalization/Beautification Committee is seeking monetary donations for year-round Revitalization/Beautification projects. Projects include: flower baskets, business signs, benches, pocket parks, painting, waste receptacles, etc.

Please send your monetary donations to: The Revitalization/Beautification Committee in care of the Wakefield Public Library, 401 Hancock Street, Wakefield, MI  49968.

4th of July Donations

Please send your financial donations to the Wakefield 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 23, Wakefield, Michigan 49968-0023. You can also drop them in 4th of July donation box at Wakefield News-Bessemer Pick & Axe or Visitor Center. As in the past, donations and messages will be listed in Wakefield News-Bessemer Pick & Axe.

Utility Notices

Billing Dates

Bills are mailed on the 1st of each month and are due by the 20th of the month. A $10 penalty is added after this due date and service must be discontinued on the 6th day of delinquency in accordance with Council regulations.

Payment Options

Utility bills can be paid at City Hall or mailed to us at 311 Sunday Lake St. There is a night deposit drop box on the south side of City Hall for your convenience. Do NOT use cash for payments put in the drop box.

High Utility Bills?

Large culprits for high water readings are toilets: If your water bill is unusually high, please check your toilets. This can be done by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank and not using the toilet for a few hours. If you see color in the toilet after no use, your toilet IS leaking. You may not hear it, but it can be leaking up to 20,000 gallons of water a MONTH.

If your electric is running high, please check your water heater first (if you are not using space heaters). Typically you can see a pattern of your electrical usage gradually inclining when a heating element is not working properly.

2012 Citizen’s Guide to The City of Wakefield’s Financial Health