City of Perry

Resident Resources

Table of Contents

Utility Bills

New residents must contact city hall to set up their utility account.  A $75 deposit is required from all new renters and property owners.  If the account is paid on time for 12 consecutive months and no penalties are accumulated, the deposit will be credited to your utility bill on the 13th billing cycle.

City residents are billed monthly for water, sewer, trash and yard waste pick-up. As set forth by City Ordinance, the base fee is charged monthly regardless of occupancy or usage. Bills are mailed on or before the first of each month and Due by the 15th of the month regardless of the day of the week. After the 15th of the month, a 10% penalty is added to the balance.

A secure drop box is located outside the main doors on the west side of City Hall for customer convenience.

Utility bills may be paid at city hall or over the phone with a debit or credit card. 

A nominal fee of 3% or minimum of $2 is charged by the processing company for utilizing this payment option, which is not collected by the City of Perry.

Direct Debit (ACH) is also available for paying monthly bills. Mail to/drop off completed forms at city hall. *NOTE: Please allow two weeks to one month to implement the first automatic payment withdrawal.


Weekly Trash Pickup

Trash removal is included with the monthly utility bill.  Trash is picked-up every Friday, and should be placed at the curb before 6 a.m. If Friday is a holiday, trash may be picked-up the following day (the week of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day etc).  A change in the pick-up date is generally posted on this website, at City Hall, and on the City’s Facebook page.   Trash pick-up includes household wastes ONLY – NO yard waste and NO construction materials.

Weekly service includes disposal of one bulk item at no additional cost.  Please place your extra item at the curb near your cart by 6:00 am. Single items do not need to be scheduled in advance.   Some large items cannot be picked up with the standard truck, Waste Management may tag your item for future pick up the following Thursday.  Questions about your service can be answered by Waste Management by calling (866) 797-9018 or e-mail  

Bulk Item Pick Up Clarification

City of Perry residents qualify for the pick-up of one bulk item per week, along with their standard cart service.

Examples of eligible bulk items are a tv, mattress, chair, exercise equipment, doors, car seats, rolled and secured carpet, broken appliances, etc. 

Bags of trash and boxes are considered extra waste and must be placed inside your cart.

If a bulk item is too big for pick up by the standard truck on Friday, the driver will tag the item and alert Waste Management to send a large item truck.  This truck will visit the city on THURSDAYS.

Scheduling of bulk items is NOT required, but residents may call city hall at 517-625-6155 OR Waste Management 866-797-9018 to do so.  Items called in by NOON on Wednesday will be scheduled for pick up the same week.  Items left at the curb without scheduling will not be picked up until the following Thursday.


Trash Disposal Option

As an option of disposing of large items and/or large amounts of other trash, residents are welcome to take items to the Southwest Shiawassee Waste Center, 1470 West Britton Road, midway between Perry and Morrice. Commonly known as the “Transfer Station,” the disposal station is operated by the Village of Morrice.

For current hours of operation, or more information call: (517) 625-7005 or visit their website.

Yard Waste
Wood Chips

Greater Laingsburg Recyclers

Phone: (517) 651-2005

The City of Perry is a proud supporter of the Greater Laingsburg Recyclers program.

The Greater Laingsburg Recyclers offers several drop-off recycling drives every month. Dates and times will be posted on their Facebook Page and website.

Dog Licenses
Emergency Services


Phone Number



Police, Fire Ambulance

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: (989) 743-9111

Perry Police Department

(517) 625-3535

Perry Area Fire Rescue

(SSESA Fire-Ambulance)

(517) 625-7611


Shiawassee County Sheriff Dept.

(989) 743-9111


Michigan State Police

(989) 723-6761


Poison Control

(800) 222-1222

Shiawassee County Health Dept.

(989) 743-2318

Department of Public Works (DPW)

(517) 625-4500

Consumers Energy

(800) 477-5050


Miss Dig

(800) 482-7171


Shiawassee County Animal Control

(989) 743-2406


Emergency Assistance (Clothing, Food, Housing Utilities, etc)


Phone Number


Perry, Morrice, Shaftsburg Emergency Relief Council (Food Bank)

(517) 625-6155 Ext. 237

Central Michigan 2-1-1

(810) 232-6411

Baby Pantry

(989) 723-5877

American Red Cross

(989) 743-6227

Capital Area Community Services

(989) 725-7285

Department of Human Services

(989) 725-3200

Meals on Wheels

(989) 723-5211

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County

(989) 725-1127

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Crisis Line

(989) 723-9716

(877) 952-7283

Salvation Army

(989) 725-7485

Women, Infants, and Children Corunna

(800) 859-4229

(989) 743-2383

Important Phone Numbers and Websites


Phone Number


Perry Community District Library

(517) 625-3166

Perry Post Office

(517) 625-6229

Morrice Senior Center

(517) 625-4270

Morrice Transfer Station

(517) 625-7005

Perry Public Schools

(517) 625-3108

Morrice Area Schools

(517) 625-3143

Internet/Phone/TV Service Providers

Availability Subject to Change


Phone Number


DayStarr Communications

(989) 720-6000

DISH Satellite TV

(833) 442-0620

HughesNet Satellite Internet

(855) 386-1643


TDS High-Speed Internet

(888) 233-0001

WOW! Internet

(855) 268-7106