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by Laurie Stark
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Water Bills

We would like to apologize for the late water bills.  There is still work happening to integrate the new meters with our billing system. Unfortunately, we cannot read any meters until this is finished.  With the water bills being larger than normal, due to how long this billing cycle is, we will be extending the due date from one month to two months after you receive a bill.  We understand this is an inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we wrap things up.

by Chelsea Goodwin
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

by Laurie Stark
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Grayling City and Township Fire Department is currently seeking paid on call members to add to the team.

Qualified applicants must:

-  Be 18 years or older

- Have a valid Michigan driver's license

- Have a High School diploma or equivalent 

- Pass a background check and have reliable transportation

 No experience necessary, all training needed will be provided.

Any interested applicants please contact the Grayling Fire Department at 1041 City Blvd, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm, call 989-348-6319, or email at firechief@cityofgrayling.org.  Applications can also be found online at www.cityofgrayling.org/fire.asp.  Please submit applications in person or email to firechief@cityofgrayling.org

by Laurie Stark
Friday, November 4, 2022

The City of Grayling is seeking qualified applicants for an opening in the Department of Public Works.

 The person selected will be doing general labor work in the street department, water and sewer department, parks department, cemetery, city garage, city hall and fire department.

The position will involve driving and operation of various pieces of mechanical equipment including snowplow and dump trucks, backhoe, wheel loader, sewer cleaning equipment, lawn mowers, tractors, etc.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, a high school graduate or have passed a G.E.D. equivalency test, currently hold or be able to obtain a C.D.L. license w/ air brakes and have a good driving record.

Applications are available at the Grayling City Hall at 1020 City Boulevard or online at cityofgrayling.org.  Applications can be returned to Grayling City Hall or emailed to manager@cityofgrayling.org.

Position will be posted until filled.

The City of Grayling is an equal opportunity employer.

by Laurie Stark
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Residents will begin to receive calls from VEOIA to schedule an appointment to have their meters replaced. Please make the appointments for as soon as possible to make the project timeline efficient. 

You may also call 989-889-6195 to set-up your  appointment, ask for Stella or Cassie.  

by Chelsea Goodwin
Monday, June 13, 2022

Interested in a new career with the City of Grayling?  Check out our open job positions we are looking to fill ASAP!


Click on the fillable PDF job application and submit it with your resume.  It's that easy!

by Laurie Stark
Monday, May 23, 2022

Due to a staffing shortage, Grayling City Hall office will be closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:300 daily.  

Thank you for your patience at this time, and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

by Laurie Stark
Monday, March 14, 2022

Homeowners needing help with Emergency Home Repairs please contact Crawford County Housing Department Director Hannelore Dysinger @ 989-344-3284 or 989-889-4073, or by email: hdysinger@crawfordco.org.

Crawford County Michigan Housing Commission

Click here for the Application:

Homeowner-Application-for-Rehab-or-Emergency-Funding.pdf (crawfordco.org)

by Laurie Stark
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The 2021 City Of Grayling Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) provides information on the drinking water quality for the City of Grayling water supply. Included in the report are details about where the water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards.


by Jenny Maples
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Grayling City Jurisdiction
Grayling City Jurisdiction

The Grayling Police Department is now providing an online citizen reporting software that the public can utilize in reporting minor incidents 24/7. The LexisNexis Desk Officer Reporting System provides a fast and efficient online method for the community to report a variety of incidents that occur within the city limits. 

Implementing the online reporting system will allow for the  public to file certain incidents over the internet at the user's convenience. Incidents that can now be reported online include: 

  • custody order violations
  • harassing phone calls
  • identity theft
  • lost property
  • private property hit and run crashes
  • private property minor vehicle crashes
  • minor theft 
  • traffic complaints
  • vandalism
  • vehicle burglary
  • vehicle tampering

The online reporting system can be found under the  PUBLIC SAFETY heading or simply by clicking : HERE 

Citizens should still call 911 in case of an emergency or contact Crawford County Central Dispatch at (989) 348-6341 if they need to speak to an officer. 

by Chelsea Goodwin
Saturday, August 14, 2021


by Lisa Johnson
Monday, July 26, 2021


The City of Grayling has multiple openings for Boards and Commissions. The Boards and Commissions have been established to allow Citizens to participate in local government to ensure that City government runs smoothly. As a public entity, these groups are subject to the provisions of the Open Meeting Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

There are currently multiple openings on the following boards: Planning Commission, Property Tax Board of Review, Compensation Commission (for City Council members) and the Income Tax Board of Review. Information on each board can be reviewed on the City of Graylings website: www.cityofgrayling.org under the Boards and Commissions tab.

If you are interested in sitting on one or more boards, please fill out an application. Applications are available at City Hall 1020 City Blvd., Grayling or via the city website: cityofgrayling.org under Boards & Commissions, Join a committee. Applications can be turned in to City Hall or emailed to: clerk@cityofgrayling.org 

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, July 2, 2021

The Crawford County Housing Commission, MSHDA partner to beautify and enhance public amenities and housing units (rentals & owner-occupied) within the City of Grayling & Frederic Township.

You can view the Crawford County NEC Press Release and the Crawford County Facebook Post online.

by Chelsea Goodwin
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The City of Grayling is now accepting applications for multiple positions.  Please check out our Employment page for job postings and information.


by Chelsea Goodwin
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The due date for Grayling City Income Taxes has been extended from April 30, 2021 to now June 1, 2021.  The due date has been extended after both Federal and State due dates were previously extended.  Tax payments can also be deferred to June 1 without penalties and interest.  This deferment applies to all taxpayers – including individuals, trusts & estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. This deferment does not apply to any withholding taxes.  Withholding payment due dates have not changed.  

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment relief.  Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the new June 1 deadline, can request a filing extension by completing and submitting the extension form available here.  Extensions granted will still have a due date of November 1.  Additional income tax forms are available on the 'forms' page.

No penalty or interest will be assessed on tax due unless it was for failure to make estimated payments. At this time, estimated payment due dates have not been changed or moved but the City will update this as it gets information from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax filers who have questions regarding this extension or their returns can email graylingtax@issi-central.com or call (989) 348-7750.

by Chelsea Goodwin
Thursday, March 18, 2021

THINK SPRING!  The new schedule has been posted for the 2021 Yardwaste Pick-up by American Waste.

by Lisa Johnson
Thursday, February 11, 2021



Here is the link.  That will always be the link, it will never change, unless we delete the room.


DDA/Main Street Work Session

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 521-030-789

by Chelsea Goodwin
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The City of Grayling now offers text message notifications sent directly to your mobile phone!  It's quick and simple to sign up.  All you need to do is contact Grayling City Hall (phone or email) and request to be added to the mailing list.  You will have the choice to either receive 'All Alerts' or 'Emergency Only Alerts'.   There is no charge for this service through the City, but carrier rates may apply depending on your mobile service plan. 

Utility Bills were recently mailed with the message 'Contact us to sign up for text message alerts' to help notify residents of this convenient new feature.

Please include in the email:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Mobile phone # capable of text messaging
  • All alerts? y/n
  • Emergency only alerts? y/n

Contact Grayling City Hall at (989) 348-2131 or by email grayling@cityofgrayling.org

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, March 13, 2020
COVID-19: Facts not Fear
COVID-19: Facts not Fear


COVID-19 is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019.  Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia.

how does covid-19 spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads.  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) with an ill person.
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.

who is at risk for covid-19?

Certain people are at a higher risk of becoming sicker or seriously ill with COVID-19 including:

  • Older adults
  • People with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease

how to protect yourself from getting covid-19?

If you have plans to travel, follow the CDC's guidance: CDC.gov/Travel

Right now, there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public.  Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing.
  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

covid-19 information updates:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  CDC.gov/Coronavirus

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:  Michigan.gov/Coronavirus

State of Michigan from The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, July 12, 2019


Due to the rising costs associated with recycling and the drop in the value of recyclable material, the Crawford County Recycling Council has determined it to be potentially more economical for each township/city to determine the course of their own recycling efforts.  Each municipality will decide whether or not to continue recycling and whether or not to continue the county recycling surcharge in order to fund the recycling program.

Grayling Township Recycling Center will accept recyclable material from residents of Grayling Township ONLY. Residents will be required to show their green and white compactor pass to enter and use the compacting/recycling services at the center.  The recycling center hours will remain the same.  This policy change impacts recycling ONLY.  Trash removal will remain the same in all municipalities (township/city).  Contact your municipality with any questions.

The City is currently researching options to offer recycling for city residents.  Residents will be notified as soon as the information is available.

by LIAA Support
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As of March 28, 2017 Credit/Debit Card Payments made at City Hall via GovPay must show valid id that matches the name on the Credit/Debit Card being used for the payment.