Financial Services Office Hours

Beginning the first week of December 2021 the City of Marquette Financial Services department will be open to the public Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The office will be closed for walk in traffic Friday after 11:30 a.m. Payments can be mailed, dropped off at City Hall in the upper parking lot drop box, or made online at and clicking on the Pay dropdown located along the banner (processing fees apply).

Winter Property Tax Bills

Winter tax bills totaling approximately $1.8 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on November 30, 2021.   Tax collection begins December 1, 2021 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without penalty through February 14, 2022.   A penalty of 3% is added to the winter tax bill on February 15, 2022.  On March 1, 2022, taxes are delinquent and are transferred to the County Treasurer for collection.

The 2021 winter property tax bill represents millage levies for Marquette County Transit, County Aging, County Medical Care Facility, County Dispatch, County Rescue, and County Veterans’ Affairs.

Permitted Work Requiring Pavement Restoration

With the local asphalt plants shut down, contractors and homeowners are reminded that work in the City right of way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited.

This restriction will remain in effect until the spring when the frost is out of the ground and the asphalt plants are operating.

This restriction will not apply to emergency repairs such as broken sewer and water lines.

November 29 LDFA Special Meeting

The Local Development Finance Authority will be holding a virtual special meeting over Zoom to  discuss the annual TIF distribution and 2022 meeting schedule on November 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

The special meeting will be streamed on YouTube starting at 4:00 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at  Please note that the livestreams may have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation

There will be two options for public participation in the meetings: phone conferencing or written comment. There will be a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address.

Written comments will be limited to 500 words. Written comments can be submitted directly to  Written submissions will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021.

To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 878 3062 4032

Annual Turkey Run/Walk

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the Marquette Senior High School will hold its annual 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk. 

The event will begin at the Marquette Senior High School and proceed west along Fair Avenue to the multi-use path where it will then cross Fair Avenue and proceed northerly along the path to Hawley Street, then east along the path to Lakeshore Boulevard, then northerly along the path on Lakeshore Boulevard to the ore dock. Runners/walkers will return along the same route to finish at the Marquette Senior High School.

The 5K walk/run event will follow part of the same route but turn around near Tourist Park.

An alternate route may have to be followed in the event of inclement conditions.

No city streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to use caution while driving in these areas.

City of Marquette Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front Street (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed November 24-26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time.  There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

Baraga Avenue Lift Station Maintenance

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, Lakeshore Boulevard at Founders Landing, between S. Front Street and E. Baraga Avenue will be closed to through traffic for maintenance of the sanitary sewer lift station. Detour will be posted.  Repairs are expected to be completed by 3:00 p.m.

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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465



City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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