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

News & Announcements

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
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Upcoming Meetings & Info

Township Board Regular Monthly Meeting

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

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 for a public hearing to be held by the Planning Commission on August 11th
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings