Notice: The February, 2024 meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, February 5th at 6 p.m. rather than on February 12th.

Community Info

Standish, the county seat of Arenac County, is home to 1,813 people (2009, U.S. Census). It encompasses 2.1 square miles  on the eastern border of Michigan, on Lake Huron, spurring the city motto of "Gateway to the Sunrise Side." Standish is home to Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and the former Standish Maximum Correctional Facility.

The city of Standish is in the Standish-Sterling Community Schools District. Schools include Sterling Elementary, Standish Elementary, Standish-Sterling Middle School and Standish-Sterling Central High School.

Spring Pick Up

Click here for updated information regarding pick up for brush, leaves, and grass.


Need something to do? Check the calendar for listings of events to attend in Standish.

Forms & Applications

Find the forms, and permit and license applications you need in the city of Standish.


Take a look at city of Standish ordinances.

City of Standish Municipal Building
399 E. Beaver St. • P.O. Box 726
Standish, MI 48658

Phone: (989) 846-9588  •  Fax: (989) 846-6287  •  Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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