City of Saginaw MI -

Owing to Saginaw's dwindling population, structural abandonment has proved to be a large undertaking for the city. In recent years, the city's populace has dropped over 50%, from around 140,000 to 61,000. This has resulted in many abandoned or unattended homes, businesses, and vehicles, as well as an accumulation of leftover debris throughout the community. In addition to deserted dwellings, many businesses have operated without business licenses or inspection by any code enforcement entity. Easy access to these abandoned structures and minimal code enforcement efforts led to a rise in arson rates, provoking a public outcry to engage in a full-force community cleanup. These efforts resulted in the creation of the S.C.E.N.I.C. Team.

S.C.E.N.I.C combines personnel from the Saginaw Fire and Police Departments and the Department of Development, which works to reduce the financial and workload burden of any single department while also providing a broader base of expertise. This joint effort also provides greater flexibility in addressing code concerns over broader community areas and creates familiarity of code requirements outside each individual discipline or code, whether they be Building or Fire Code or various adopted ordinance requirements.

S.C.E.N.I.C has succeeded not only in improving the community's appearance overall, but also in reducing the potential for fire or other hazardous circumstance. Furthermore, as communication continuously improves amongst departments, the team has demonstrated how effective a focused enforcement code can be when various divisions unite in a common cause.


Enhanced Law Enforcement Response to Victims Initiative:

The Saginaw Police Department is one of only three law enforcement agencies in the country that has been selected to participate in a unique program designed to help reduce crime, support victims, and enhance public safety. We ask that the residents of Saginaw participate in this anonymous survey being conducted by Saginaw Valley State University. Your participation will help the City of Saginaw Police Department expand its capacity to meet the needs of crime victims, and broaden those services where a need is indicated. This short survey is available online at the following button:

Take Survey

How to pre apply for a water utility account:

Pre application instructions can be found here:

Water Billing


Did you know?
The City of Saginaw's TV station (SGTV) is now live online, 24/7? Visit
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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules have changed. To see how the City of Saginaw is now handling FOIA requests, please visit our new FOIA page.


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