Emergency After Hours Contact for Police Dept. & DPW: 810-985-8115 (St. Clair County Central Dispatch)

DPW Superintendent: Michael Itrich


The Department of Public Works has responsibility for the following:

Roads and Sewers


Street sweeping, street repairs, sign installation and replacement, drainage, and snow removal.

The DPW maintains all of the sanitary sewer mains within the City. During the year, the DPW cleans these sewer mains using high-pressure water, removing any buildup of foreign material with a vacuum truck. They also respond to sewer problems reported by residents and businesses within the City. If you suspect a problem, contact the DPW at 810-765-9711. The homeowner is responsible for any expenses for opening plugged lines or repairs from the residence to the City main.

The DPW maintains the entire storm sewer system within the City. This includes cleaning structures and lines and keeping the drains free from debris, as well as repairing or rebuilding structures when necessary.

City Water Main Age & Data Sheet


Trees and Parks

DPW maintains trees located on public property. This includes storm damage, trimming, planting and maintenance. The department is also responsible for all maintenance of City park spaces.

DPW will not maintain trees located on private property.
Questions or concerns? Contact the DPW at 810-765-9711

*NEW* Marine City Tree Replacement Program

For details on how to replace trees at your home click here!


Woodlawn Cemetery

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the opening and closing of graves within the Woodlawn Cemetery. The DPW provides mowing and light maintenance and cares for the grounds so visitors to the cemetery have a pleasant environment in which to visit loved ones.

Questions regarding interment may be directed to the Deputy Clerk.


Water Mains

The DPW maintains all of the water mains within the City including repair of leaks and breaks, hydrant flushing, repair and winterization, valve repair, and any other issues pertaining to the City’s water system.


Watershed Information

Marine City is a member and partner of both the Northeastern Watershed Advisory Group and the Belle River Watershed. The purpose of the watershed groups is to improve and protect water quality as well as enhance the recreational uses of the waterways. To learn more about watersheds and what you can do to protect the St. Clair River and the Belle River please click on the links below.

Definition of watershed

St. Clair County Watershed planning

Northeastern Watersheds Management Plan

Belle River Watershed

For more information on the St. Clair County Stormwater plan, Public Participation Plan (PPP), Public Education Plan (PEP), Illicit Discharge Elimination Program (IDEP), and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)… St. Clair County Stormwater Information