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February 15, 2017

Property tax payments must be received at the City Office by 5 pm on February 15, 2017, postmarks are not accepted. We strongly suggest mailing the check at least five business days before the due date. Items mailed in Dexter go to Pontiac for sorting, which may result in a several day delay before delivery.

Payments can also be dropped off to the City Office (8123 Main) between 9 am and 5 pm or placed into the drop box near the door to the Sheriff's Office (8140 Main). A 3% penalty will be applied to payments received from February 16th to February 28th. After March 1, 2017 all real property tax payments must be made directly to Washtenaw County. Tax information can be found at -

February 13, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will CLOSE Joy Road in Webster Township between Zeeb Road and Potts Drive for an emergency culvert replacement project.  They anticipate that the project will be finished and the road reopened to traffic by 1 p.m.
During this project, through-traffic will be prohibited.  Local access to properties located within the closure will be maintained, however, delays are possible.  The Road Commission thanks you in advance for your patience as they work to improve the transportation network.

January 31, 2017

Please do your part to keep the City of Dexter walkable all year round.

Residents: Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.

Business owners: Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

January 30, 2017

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is offering boating safety classes. For more information visit - 

January 18, 2017

Advisory: Larceny from Autos to unlocked vehicles occurred in Dexter Crossing, Huron Farms, and West Ridge Subdivisions.

Dexter City Deputies are investigating Larcenies from Automobile incidents that occurred in the Dexter Crossing, Huron Farms, and West Ridge Subdivision.  The incidents occurred sometime during the early morning hours. Unknown suspects entered unlocked vehicles and removed valuables. No arrests have been made at this time. The incident remains under investigation by area deputies. If you see anyone in the above area acting suspicious please call 911. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 911, through our confidential tip line (734) 973-7711 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-UP. 

Burglars are opportunistic and look for the easiest way in and out. The more you can secure your property the less likely you are to have your home broken into. 

--Get motion sensors for lights around your residence
-Park your vehicle in your locked garage if you have one 
-Do not leave your keys in the car
-Don't leave valuables in your vehicle
-Lock all doors and windows 
-Install and always set a home/car alarm 
-Know your neighbors 
-Join neighborhood watch

"An educated and engaged community is our best partner" - Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton

January 13, 2017

Join the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) for two upcoming meetings.  Attendees may contribute their own input on planning and land management in the Metroparks for the new year and beyond. Both meetings will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Hudson Mills Activity Center.  The meetings are open and public.  No RSVP is required for either meeting.
Natural Resources Public Meeting, 9am-10am
Hear about the various natural resources management activities of the Metroparks presented by Natural Resources and Interpretive staff and participate in a moderated open discussion on these topics.
Hudson Mills Master Plan Open House, 10:15am-12pm
Hudson Mills Metropark is in the beginning stages of forming a master plan for development. Each member of the Dexter community is a stakeholder in our Metroparks and their development.  Hudson Mills considers the input of its stakeholders to be a critical aspect of its planning. This public meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the master plan and share their opinions about the future of the park.
To ensure a comfortable atmosphere for learning and sharing information, this will be a strolling/drop-in style meeting, without any formal presentations. Attendees are encouraged to bring their children/grandchildren, as Hudson Mills plans to have an activity in which they can participate.
Can't make the meetings?  The Metroparks have provided an opportunity through an online survey. Share your opinions, hopes, and desires regarding the parks at

For more information on the planning process visit -

January 12, 2017

The Dexter Community School District is discussing entering into a contract with Adams Outdoor to place electronic billboards on school property. One location would be Baker Road between Dan Hoey and Shield, which is in Scio Township. The other location would be near the entrance driveway to Mill Creek Middle School which is in the City of Dexter. Though an electronic billboard would not be permitted in accordance with the City Zoning Ordinance, school districts are exempt from following local zoning ordinances. The School Board will be discussing this topic at their upcoming meetings. Please visit for their meeting schedule. Comments and questions should be directed to Dr. Chris Timmis, Superintendent at

January 11, 2017

The City of Dexter is seeking submissions for the 2017-2018 Dexter Art Gardens Temporary Sculpture Display. Four new outdoor sculptures will be juried into the current collection and displayed in high-profile locations throughout the City for one year. This year's theme is transportation, with a focus on bicycle and automotive suclptures. For more information or to apply, please view the Call for Artists by clicking HERE.

December 28, 2016

Christmas Tree collection by the Department of Public Works will begin the week of January 2nd. Please do not bag your trees and make sure all tinsel and ornaments have been removed.  

December 28, 2016

We hope that all Dexter residents and business owners enjoyed the 2016 Luminaria on Christmas Eve. The Luminaria is funded and executed through generous donations from the community. Please keep the lights shining- consider make a donation to support the Luminaria by mailing or dropping off your contribution to the City of Dexter at 8123 Main (please indicate Luminaria on the check). Contributions can also me made online at