City Services

The City of Dowagiac is proud to provide many quality programs and services to its residents, businesses and visitors to our community. Select from the list below to visit the various departments for specific information on services and contact information.

Assessor's Office
The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of properties for taxes.
Building & Planning

Looking for forms, permits, application or just information on building. Look no further.

City Clerk and City Treasurer
City Clerk & Treasurer contact and information and more.
City Council

The City of Dowagiac operates with a Council/Manager form of Home Rule government adopted in 1964.

City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is the City's chief administrative officer.

Community & Economic Development
Real Opportunity: Create your future in Dowagiac, Michigan! With both prime industrial and commercial land ready for development, the City of Dowagiac offers big city convenience with small town qualities and values. 
Finance Department

The Finance Department maintains and monitors all financial records of the City, and prepares the General Ledger for internal managerial use and for external reporting purposes.  The primary duty is to facilitate the wide use of the City's financial resources. 

Fire Department

The Fire department is a professional organization, who's mission is to enhance public safety, protect all persons in our community from harm and guard their property from loss or destruction, with compassion, pride and professionalism.

Human Resources
The City of Dowagiac’s Human Resources department is a business partner, working with and for the departments within our municipal government.

The Dowagiac Police Department is a professional organization committed to serving the citizens of the City of Dowagiac.  As our motto says, "We work both for and with the people."

Public Services

Public Services: Electric, Water & Sewer Service,Streets & Bridges,Water Treatment Plant, & Wastewater Treatment Plant

Title VI

The following information is the Title VI for the City of Dowagiac.