City of Clare

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Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the following activities: design, construction, and maintenance of all street, water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems within the City; and maintenance and management of the City’s vehicle and heavy-equipment fleet.

This department also oversees the City’s utility billing, yard waste collection and brush chipping service, maintains the contract with Waste Management for garbage and curbside recycling collection, and oversees the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Click here for more cemetery information. Additionally, this department plows snow from all City streets and sidewalks in winter months.

You may check your City utility billing recordsgarbage, and recycling pickup information online.


Overnight on-street parking restrictions imposed by Section 44-31 of the Ordinance Codes of the City of Clare are in effect starting November 15 – April 1st of each year.


The Utility Billing Clerk/Cemetery Records manages, sells lots, and arranges burial in the municipally owned Cherry Grove Cemetery.

DPW Superintendent

Luke Potter

Department Information
Office: Clare City Hall
202 W Fifth Street
Clare, MI 48617

 (989) 386-4508