City of Big Rapids - Who Should I Call?

Police, Fire, or Medical Emergency call 911

796-4811 Central Dispatch Non-Emergency

(Area code for all numbers is 231 unless otherwise noted)

Question/Problem Contact Telephone
Birth Certificates Mecosta County Clerk 592-0783
Brush Treasurer's Office 592-4010
Building and Electrical Inspection Mecosta County 592-0105
Burning Permits Central Dispatch 796-4811
Business Licenses Clerk's Office 592-4020
City Employment and Benefits/Union Contracts Clerk's Office 592-4007
City Ordinances/Records/Policies, Requests for City Legislation Clerk's Office 592-4020
Claims Against City - Accident/property/personal injury Clerk's Office 592-4007
Code Enforcement, Property Maintenance, Fence and Sign Permits, Rental Housing Permits and Inspections Neighborhood Services 592-4035
Curb Lawn Trees: Diseased or Removal Public Works 592-4015
Curb Lawn Trees: limb hanging in tree or street Public Works 592-4015
Curb Lawn Trees: Storm Damage Public Works 592-4015
Curb Lawn Trees: Trimming Public Works 592-4015
Dead Animal in Street Public Works 592-4015
Economic or Community Development, Obsolete Property Rehab Districts Neighborhood Services 592-4035
Fire (Non-Emergency)Operations, fire safety concerns, rental and commercial inspections, presentations Department of Public Safety 527-0005
Freedom Of Information (FOIA) - General Clerk's Office 592-4020
Freedom Of Information (FOIA) - Police/Fire Public Safety 527-0005
Glass in Street Public Works 592-4015
Income Tax Income Tax Department 592-4012
Literacy Information, Public Internet Access, Genealogy, Books, Children's Programs Big Rapids Library 796-5234
Locate Utilities, Water Line, Sewer Line Miss Dig 1-800-482-7171
Marriage Licenses Mecosta County Clerk 592-0783
Planning, Plan Board, Setback, Site Plan Review Neighborhood Services 592-4035
Police (Non-Emergency) Operations, crime & traffic, safety concerns, community policing efforts, presentations Department of Public Safety 527-0005
Police, Fire, Medical Emergency Central Dispatch 911
Police, Fire, Medical Non-Emergency Central Dispatch 796-4811
Purchasing, Sealed Bids Treasurer's Office 592-4004
Recreation Department Public Works 592-4038
Recycling Questions Treasurer's Office 592-4010
Sewer Inspection Public Works 592-4015
Shut off Water (leak after hours) Central Dispatch 796-4811
Shut off Water (leak) Utility Billing 592-4005
Shut off Water (moving) Utility Billing 592-4005
Special Events/Permits Public Works 592-4015
Trash in Street Public Works 592-4015
Trash in Street (from a contractor) Public Works 592-4015
Voter Registration, Elections, Absentee Ballots Clerk's Office 592-4020
WASTE/TRASH QUESTIONS Treasurer's Office 592-4010
Waste/Trash Removal (Contractor) Allied Waste 1-888-707-3867
Waste/Trash Removal Concerns During Business Hours Treasurer's Office 592-4005
Water & Sewer Requirements Public Works 592-4015
Water / Sewer Billing & Collection Utility Billing 592-4005
Water Backup in Basement (after hours) Central Dispatch 796-4811
Water Backup in Basement (during day) Public Works 592-4015
Water Bubbling in Street (after hours) Central Dispatch 796-4811
Water Bubbling in Street (business hours) Public Works 592-4015
Water Connection Fees Public Works 592-4015
Water Inspection Public Works 592-4015
Water Meters Water Department 796-6231
Wood Chips/Mulch Public Works 592-4015
Zoning regulations, enforcement, and Board of Appeals Neighborhood Services 592-4035

Traffic Control and Street Lights
Replace Curb or Sidewalk Public Works 592-4015
Stop/Street Sign Down Public Works 592-4015
Street Light Out Public Works 592-4015
Traffic Count Public Works 592-4021
Traffic Signal Out Central Dispatch 796-4811

Nuisance Animal Removal
Company Name Contact Address Telephone
Howling Coyote Nuisance Wildlife Control Brian Coe 19790 14 Mile Road, Big Rapids 796-8028
C&S Nuisance Animal Control Charles Davy 11219 4 Mile Road, Morley 823-2395
Critter Getter Animal Control Patrick Rheaume Box 161, Mecosta 989-967-3437
Keith Rose Keith Rose 9141 W School Section Lake Rd, Mecosta 972-8627
Snyder Nuisance Control Jeff Snyder 2860 Millbrook Rd, Remus 989-561-2711
Young's Nuisance Control Laverne Young 4268 8 Mile Rd, Remus 989-967-8359
Varmit Baggers Randy Stephans 559 Newcosta Road, White Cloud 823-8222