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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


Fire Chief

The Bad Axe Area Fire Department is posting the position of Fire Chief for either a full or part time job. Candidates should be a Firefighter II certified, have a degree in fire science or equivalent training and experience in modern firefighting methods. 

Applicant should be trained and experienced in the following: hazardous materials, the incident command system, personnel management, budget preparation and operation, fire cause and origin. The position requires the ability to work with the public and other public safety organizations. The Fire Chief must be available to respond to emergency incidents and required meetings at any time.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume with cover letter stating if you’re interested in a part or full time position to:

City of Bad Axe
300 E. Huron Avenue
Bad Axe, MI 48413

Deadline is Friday, June 21st
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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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