“Man must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants”
William Penn

News & Announcements

Watersmeet Township COVID-19 Guidelines

Effective beginning Friday, November 20, 2020 and until further notice.

Water/Sewer Bills and Building/Zoning Permit fees can be made in person with the secretary if you don’t feel comfortable mailing them or dropping in the outside slot.

You will be permitted in after having done all of the following:

  • Placed a mask over your face
  • Sanitized your hands
  • Had a temperature check reading of less than 100 degrees
  • Successfully answered a short list of COVID questions

Appointments are now required to conduct face-to-face business with the Clerk, Supervisor, Treasurer, Building/Zoning Administrator and Assessor, who normally has only Monday office hours. Please call (906) 358-4501 to set up your appointment.

The Township Board decided to implement this policy as a result of the guidelines established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor’s office and to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in our township.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Watersmeet Township Board

Broadband Benefit Program
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Reminder to Property Owners in L-1 and L-2
Short-term renting without a permit approved by the Planning Commission is a violation of the Watersmeet Zoning Ordinance. Property owners engaged in short-term renting without a permit will be fined under our Municipal/Civil Infraction section of the Zoning Ordinance.
Owners interested in pursuing short-term renting need to contact the Watersmeet Zoning Administrator, (906) 358-4501 Ext. 112, for the requirements and how to apply for a permit.

Transfer Station Hours
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: 906-358-2055

Watersmeet Township Police Department

(906) 475-1199 or 1-866-422-0028 to reach Negaunee Regional Dispatch for immediate response to non-life threatening situations.
(906) 358-2048 for the Watersmeet Police Office for administrative and general questions. If no one is in the office, please leave a message.

Online learning and affordable wireless internet are now available in Watersmeet. To learn more or sign up, visit: www.nmu.edu/ean

Watersmeet Community Center

Law Enforcement Bulletin

ALERT:  Residents are receiving phone calls claiming to be from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) or other government agency that attempt to get your personal information by saying there is a problem with your Social Security number or that it was stolen.  Caller ID may look legitimate but it is not.  If you receive such a call, do not give out your name, birthdate, social security or any other personal information.  Hang up and call local law enforcement at (906) 358-2048 so that the call can be tracked and reported.


Watersmeet Township

Phone: 906-358-4501
Fax: 906-358-4836
E-mail: General Information

Watersmeet Township
Postal: P.O. Box 306
N4689 1st Street
Watersmeet, MI 49969

Public Meetings Info

Under a revised Michigan Department of Health & Human Services pandemic order, townships can begin holding in-person public meetings beginning March 5, 2021.  Under the order, indoor public meetings must be limited to no more than 25 individuals. Masks are required at all times (unless eating or drinking), as well as social distancing.  The Township will continue to provide the option for virtual attendance and the Board strongly urges residents to take advantage of the ability to attend meetings virtually.  The protocol for attending virtually can be found by clicking the link below.

Virtual Meetings Instructions
Click here to view instructions for virtual meetings

Upcoming Meetings & Info

Township Board Regular Monthly Meeting

3rd Wednesday of the month – 6:30 PM – Community Center at  N4689 1st Street.

Notice Of Hearing for June 16, 2021
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Planning Commission Regular Meeting

6 meetings a year to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, November. 5:30pm Community Center

Notice of Special Meeting
Date: Thursday June 17th, 2021
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
PLACE: Watersmeet Community Center
N4689 1st Street
Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: 906-358-4501
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings