Oct 16, 2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention- Holiday Celebrations

As you are planning your upcoming holiday celebrations, please view the below link from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. 


Thank you and stay safe! 
City of East Tawas
Oct 06, 2020

Tawas Utilities Authority- Request for Proposals for Operations and Maintenance

Tawas Utilities Authority – Request for Proposals for Operations and Maintenance of the Tawas Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility. 

The Tawas Utilities Authority (TUA) is a sanitary sewer treatment facility for the cities of East Tawas and Tawas City in Iosco County, Michigan.  The TUA is seeking proposals for operations and maintenance of the TUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 810 West Franklin Street, East Tawas, Michigan.  The information for the RFP is available here.   

Sep 08, 2020

Community Center Reopening

In view of the Governor’s recent orders 2020-175 and 2020-176 allowing the reopening of gyms and fitness centers, the East Tawas Community Center plans to reopen on Monday, September 14 in a limited capacity. The facility will be open for track and gym floor use only, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Due to the extensive sanitation requirements, use of all exercise equipment will be prohibited until further notice.  Facility usage guidelines and requirements will be posted later next week.

East Tawas Community Center
Reopening Guidelines


The Center will reopen Monday, September 14, 2020 in limited capacity:

  • Monday thru Friday only from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Due to stringent sanitization requirements, the Circuit training room and exercise equipment on the track will not be available at this time.  Track and floor activities only at this time.
  • There will be no facility rentals due to the 10 person limit on indoor gatherings.
  • There will be limited capacities (15 on the track at one time, 12 on the gym floor at one time and 10 in the Multi-Purpose room waiting to go in).
  • According to the Governor’s order, face masks must be worn at all times, even while exercising (including when walking, playing pickleball, playing basketball, etc.)
  • All patrons will be required to practice social distancing while in the Community Center/City Hall Facility.
  • Patrons will be required to fill out and sign a “health screening form”, a sign-in sheet and allow staff to take their temperature.  All patrons will be required to sign in and out (as required in the Governor’s order) in order to aid in contact tracing.


Failure to comply with these requirements could result in the closure of the facility.



Aug 12, 2020

Census 2020- Make sure to help your community!

Currently Michigan is ranked 4th in self-response rate at 69%.  Although this is a strong response rate it is not uniform across the state and certain counties are behind.  Please do your part and fill out your online Census information. The Census is very important to your community.  Check out the Links below for more information!
Jul 29, 2020

City Updates


The City Hall office will be extending hours and will be open to the public 9:00am- 4:00 pm starting Monday, August 3rd.

The library will extend hours as follows: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday- Closed 
Saturday 9:00am-noon
Sunday- Closed 

Gym is closed until further notice. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions, please contact City hall at 989-362-6161 or by email at cityhall@easttawas.com

Jun 16, 2020

City-Wide Mosquito Control

Our City-wide mosquito control contractor is APM Mosquito Control.  Weather pending, weekly treatments are on Wednesday evenings.  Residents are encouraged to call APM direct at (989) 426-2420 to schedule work order for; general mosquito annoyances, standing water treatments, and/or special event service requests.  Further information regarding product labels and safety data sheets are available for view at www.advancedmosquito.com.
May 26, 2020

Storm Damage Reporting & Possible Public Assistance Funds

The Counties of Arenac and Iosco have each declared a Local State of Emergency and have submitted a request for a Governor’s Emergency Disaster Declaration and State Assistance.
Damage assessments are ongoing at this time and to aid us in assuring we have accurate assessments of all damage the State of Michigan has provided a damage assessment reporting form.
Residents of Arenac and Iosco County are asked to report damage caused by the recent flooding as a result of heavy rainfall on May 18.
Homeowners and business owners in Arenac & Iosco County should visit https://arcg.is/10ab1j  to complete an online self-reporting damage survey.
The information collected from the survey will be used to help determine a more accurate estimate of damages caused by the 500-year catastrophic event.
Residents should report the depth of water levels reached in home basements and on first floors, damage to electrical and mechanical components, and structural damage to foundations and support walls. 
The survey also provides an option for uploading damage photos.
Contact Information
Emergency Management Coordinator
Counties of Arenac & Iosco
Arenac:  (989) 846-9156
Iosco:  (989) 362-1423
Mar 21, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

As you all know, we are in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic unlike anything most of us have faced in our lifetimes.  The City of East Tawas is committed to the health of our residents and is taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus with guidance from state and county health officials.  Please use the following links to remain educated and up to date. 

District Health Department #2

Tawas St. Joseph Hospital

State of Michigan COVID-19 Updates

World Statistics

US Interactive COVID-19 Map
Feb 17, 2020

Our New Website is Launched!

Our new site is powered by the wonderful people at Revize.
Aug 08, 2019

City of East Tawas talks Stormwater to protect Lake Huron

The City of East Tawas is working together with conservation nonprofit Huron Pines to understand how to keep our local water resources healthy.  We are forming a partnership to learn more about managing our city's stormwater.  With heavy rains and snowmelt, water can pick up pollutants like road salt and dirt and deposit them into our fresh water sources.  We'll look at how and where stormwater and snowmelt enter our rivers, inland lakes and Lake Huron and how we can reduce negative impacts with natural features like forests, wetlands and green space. 

On June 6, 2019 local decision makers and Huron Pines staff like come together to kick things off with a hands-on workshop to build a shared understanding of stormwater efforts in the City of East Tawas and to identify tools and opportunities that can help us build a sustainable plan for healthy water in East Tawas.

Aug 08, 2019


The City of East Tawas accepts credit/debit card payments for utility bills, tax bills and miscellaneous items at City Hall, over the phone or online through Graphite Municipalities.  You are able to view your utility bill and tax information through the online services tab on our website, but you will have to use the Graphite Municipalities link to pay your bill online.  Please click here or click on the Graphite Municipalities logo on our main page or on the water/sewer and tax information pages.  You may also call 989-362-6161 during our office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and our office staff will be glad to take your payment over the phone.  


Aug 08, 2019

Expanding Broadband Services

In an effort to expand broadband services for Northeastern Michigan, Develop Iosco is teaming with Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) by maintaining critical infrastructure such as high-speed internet access, sewer, water, and transportation that is necessary for all aspects of the traditional economy, as well as the new economy. Check out the links below.

Aug 08, 2019


The Library Committee has commemorative bricks for sale and the profits from the brick sales will be used to continue to fund the new library.  The bricks provide a win-win situation as a perfect way to honor or memorialize a loved one and also benefit the new library.  Click here for the brick order form.  Engraving space is limited to four lines with a maximum of 15 characters per line. Please remember that a space counts as a character.. 
Click here for a brochure about the fund-raising efforts and a donation form. 
Questions can be addressed to Julie Potts, Clerk/Treasurer at 989 362-6161
Click here to view photos.
Aug 08, 2019

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for residents who may be interested in serving on one of the City’s boards, commissions or authorities which currently include the following:

Aug 08, 2019

Veterans Walk of Honor

A Walk of Honor has been incorporated into the design of the Veterans Recognition Plaza located in the heart of Tawas City at the corner of US-23 and Matthews Street. Brick pavers, donated by the City of East Tawas, are available to recognize a Veteran for a $100 donation. Black Granite Benches are also available to recognize a Veteran for a $2,000 donation. More information and an order blank are available here.

Aug 08, 2019

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Aug 08, 2019

Tawas Lake Aquatic Weed Report

The East Tawas City Council has approved a special assessment for aquatic weed control. at Tawas Lake.   Click here for a report prepared by Paul Hausler of Progressive AE.

Aug 08, 2019


The City of East Tawas Clerk’s Office will now be maintaining a Permanent Absent Voter List. The Permanent Absent Voter List is a list of voters who qualify under state law to vote by absentee ballot. All voters on the Permanent Absent Voter List are automatically sent an absentee ballot application for each election scheduled in the City of East Tawas. From this permanent absent voter list, absentee voter applications are mailed out for every election as required by Michigan Election Law. If you would like to be placed on our Permanent Absent Voter List, please fill out a Permanent Absent Voter List Request form and hand deliver to the City Clerk, East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI or mail to: City Clerk, City of East Tawas, PO Box 672, East Tawas, MI 48730.

For additional information, please see the Clerk's page within the City Government tab or contact the Clerk's office at 989-362-6161