Getting connected is easy in Harbor Springs. Here’s the information needed to get you started with your City of Harbor Springs provided utilities.
The City of Harbor Springs currently services electricity to over 3,600 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, water to over 1,336 customers, and sewer to over 1,078 customers.
To start, stop, or change services the customer should contact the Utility Billing Clerk at by telephone at 231-526-0602 or in person at City Hall Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Residents will be instructed to fill out an Application for Utility Services to get started. A deposit is required for all renters and property owners outside of the City limits (Little Traverse or Bear Creek Township). Information about deposit requirements can be found on on the Utility Special Fees and Charges information sheet, and utility rates at can be found on the City of Harbor Springs Utility Rates information sheet.
The City reads its utility meters on the third week of each month, and bills for utilities on the last week of each month based on the customer's actual usage. Utility bills are due the 15th of each month. The City offers it's utility customers the ability to pay their monthly bill by mail, in person at City Hall from 8:30 to 5:00 with cash or check only, by using the 24 hour drop box outside City Hall, or by signing up for autopay.
Information about autopay: Please click here to download the autopay authorization form (ACH Debit Authorization). The form should be delivered to the utility billing clerk either in person or by mail. When you sign up for autopay your utility statement balance will be automatically deducted from your checking account via an ACH transaction on the 15th of each month. When signing up for autopay you will still receive a monthly statement so that you can plan for the amount due to be deducted from your checking account. The City also offers Equal Payment billing. The Equal Payment billing is an amount equal to one eleventh of the estimated annual billing. The twelfth month is a reconciling month which either bills an amount owed from under billing during the year or a credit which is the amount over billed during the year. Please contact the utility billing clerk for more information.
City of Harbor Springs Electric Department
|Dennis Kruzel||Electric Superintendent||526-2122|
|For an Electric Department emergency call 526-2091.|
Water, Sewer Streets & Parks Maintenance
|Public Works Department : Water, Sewer Streets & Parks Maintenance|
|Lucas VanderZee||Director of DPW||526-0604|
|For a Public Works emergency call 526-2091.|
Utility Forms and Information
If you have recently purchased a home or are renting in the area your you may receive all or some of your utility services from the City of Harbor Springs. To transfer service you will be asked to complete an application for utility services form and provide a deposit (click here for additional information about deposits and fees). Please, the City only accepts cash or check for deposits and payments. Utility Bills may also be paid automatically through our AutoPay program.