Public Works


The City of Charlevoix Public Works Department oversees the day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of City streets, parks, and other City-owned properties. The Department also provides several services to residents, including:

  • Brush pickup
  • Chipping
  • Fall leaf pickup

These services are paid for by the "refuse" portion of all tax bills. The Public Works Department is also responsible for the sanitary sewer collection and water distribution systems.

East Park Adopt-a-Brick Program

On October 21, 2013, the Charlevoix City Council authorized the Adopt-a-Brick program. The bricks are located in East Park's Plaza B. The bricks can be used to honor your family, create a legacy or remember a loved one. The cost of each brick is $100 and only a limited number of bricks will be available. All Adopt-a-Brick proceeds will benefit East Park's maintenance costs, including the interactive water fountain. You can download the program application form (PDF).

The four inch by eight inch finished bricks have a smooth surface and beveled edge. The bricks will be etched and highlighted in black, resulting in a lasting tribute that really stands out! Brick samples are on display in the City Manager's Office.

Memorial Bench Program

View the brochure regarding the City's Memorial Bench program (PDF).

Brush Pickup

Brush pickup is routinely provided on city streets. In order to make this service efficient, it is asked that residents place grass clippings, leaves, and other decomposable material unbagged in a separate pile from tree branches and other woody material that requires chipping.  We can not pick up sod, dirt piles, or mulch piles.  Find further information about the brush pickup (PDF).

City Cemetery

The Public Works Department is responsible for management and maintenance of the Brookside Cemetery and St. Marys Cemetery.  The cemetery Sexton can be reached at 231-547-3271. The Cemetery office is open from 7:00 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday, April 1-December 1.  If you need to reach someone outside this time frame, please call the Department of Public Works at 231-547-3276

View the cemetery rules and regulations (PDF). See the current rate schedule (PDF).

Street Department Financial Information

In compliance with Section 18j of Public Act 51 of 1951, view Street Department financial information (PDF).