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Downtown Bad Axe

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City of Bad Axe is looking to fill vacancies on the following boards:
  • Fire Board Alternate
  • Huron Regional Water Authority

If interested, please contact City Hall at 989-269-7681


Bad Axe Memorial Parade

2019 Memorial Parade Information
Registration Forms

Donations can be made payable to:
Bad Axe Memorial Parade

Mail Donations to:
Bad Axe City Hall
300 E. Huron Avenue
300 E. Huron Avenue
Bad Axe, MI 48413

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Public Announcement

City of Bad Axe Master Plan

DDA Development & TIFA Plan

Emterra Environmental USA Corp to provide the following services: 

Emterra Environmental USA Corp provides the following services (Residential Trash ONLY): 
  • Weekly Trash Pickup
  • Weekly Recycling (no need to sort recyclables! Put all together in your bin)
  • Seasonal Yard Waste Pickup (April – November)
All services will be on FRIDAY
If the following Holidays fall on a Monday-Friday: Pickup will be on SATURDAY.
(New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day)

Informational Flyer is available at the City Hall and on the Website 
Please call ahead if you have Large Items (1 per week allowed)

Emterra Enviromental USA Corp: 989-658-2594


During N. Port Crescent Construction-

N. Port Crescent Residential Homes need to have Garbage curbside BY 6 a.m. Friday mornings!

We want to be sure Emterra picks up the garbage before Construction resumes!

Welcome to the City of Bad Axe!

While surveying the first state road through the Huron County wilderness in 1861, Rudolph Papst and George Willis Pack made camp here and found a much-used and badly damaged axe. At Pack's suggestion, Papst used the name "Bad Axe Camp" in the minutes of the survey and on a sign he placed along the main trail. By the time Papst returned from the Civil War, the name was on the map.

Bad Axe was incorporated as a village in 1885 with Septimus Irwin, its first settler, as president; and it was incorporated as Huron County's first city on March 15, 1905 with Joseph Fremont as the first mayor. Bad Axe celebrated its first 100 years as a city in 2005. It remains the county seat and is the largest community in Huron County as well as a commercial center for the upper Thumb area.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you are unable to find what you are looking for here, please contact the appropriate department at City Hall (989)269-6479.

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Notice for Review Bad Axe Area Parks and Recreation Plan

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