Clearly Clare


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City Commission


The Clare City Commission met November 17.

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Minutes from the November 2 meeting are now available.

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COVID-19 Updates



Please click here for a full overview of frequently-updated COVID-19 information and announcements important for residents of the City of Clare.






Police and Fire personnel remain on duty with appropriate protective procedures in place. Public Works and Water Department personnel continue to provide essential services.


Utility Payments can be paid by Credit/Debit Card at this link

or by placing your check or money order in the Drop Box.



To schedule an appointment for essential services contact:

Cemetery & Utilities: 989-424-4071
   Tax & Property Information: 989-424-4069 or 989-424-4070
    Assessing: 989-424-4066
    Building Department & Permits: 989-424-4049 or 989-539-2761
    Department of Public Works: 989-424-4072
    Front Desk: 989-424-4064
Clerk: 989-424-4068
    City Manager: 989-424-4065    


Important Documents


In accordance with federal requirements, the City of Clare's Title VI Plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.


Click here to view the document.


View the City of Clare's Master Plan


View the signed Title VI Plan


View the certification application


Additionally, the Municipal Water Quality report below is provided in accordance with DEQ requirements:


2019 Consumer Confidence Report

City of Clare PFAS Information































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Community News


City of Clare Halloween 


Due to COVID-19, Halloween events will be a little different this year than in years past. Our normally scheduled Halloween Spook-Tacular and Clare Fire Department hotdog handout will not be running, due to the current restrictions. However, we will be still running our Pumpkin Run and a Tract-or-Treat at the Emerald Isle Recreation Complex on October 31, 2020. 


The Pumpkin Run is a fun event, which also features a costume contest where participants can compete while wearing a costume and win Clare Cash that can be used at participating businesses. Prizes will be awarded for the top five costumes.  


Race Day registration and packet pick-up will be at the Emerald Isle Recreation Complex (303 Pinecrest Street, Clare) from 9 am to 9:45 am.  The 5K Run starts at 10:00 am and the 5K Walk will start one minute after the run.  Both are out and back starting and ending at the Emerald Isle Recreation Complex and traveling along Markley and then onto Dunlop and back. Entry for the Run/Walk is $20 before October 18th and $25 for late registrations.  All finishers will receive a participant ribbon and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place runners in the 12 and under and 13 and over category, will receive a trophy. 


Our Tract-or-Treat event will take place from 12 -2 p.m. and will feature tractors of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Visitors will be able to view both new and antique tractors and will even get some goodies to take home! At this event we will have one-way foot traffic through a loop at the complex to allow for physical distancing and a staggered flow of foot traffic. Clare Family Fitness will also be holding their Halloween fun obstacle course during the event. 


Various Halloween festivities will be taking place through Halloween and Clare Parks and Recreation will share them on the Clare Parks and Recreation Facebook page, as they become available. If your family, sports team, church group, business, civic club, etc. would like to volunteer with our event, please contact Clare Parks and Recreation.  Call 386-7541 extension 213 or email


In the event of inclement weather and/or a change with the event, it will be posted on the Clare Parks and Recreation Facebook page. For more information please contact Clare Parks and Recreation at 989-386-7541 x213 or visit



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Local Info


Upcoming Programs

Clare Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk


Plan Documents


In accordance with federal requirements, the City of Clare's Title VI Plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.


Click here to view the document.


View the City of Clare's Master Plan


View the signed Title VI Plan


View the certification application
































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