Welcome to Austin Township

Primarily undeveloped, Austin Township within Mecosta County is a township made up of about 1,500 in population. Austin Township is located approximately five (5) miles southeast of the City of Big Rapids in the southwestern quarter of the County, and two (2) miles east of US 131.

Substantially wooded, the township is home to portions of the Chippewa River State Forest, several Amish districts and many farms, natural gas storage fields, and adjacent to Canadian Lakes development. You can find many farm markets and a produce auction center within our Township. Come enjoy the quietness of a quaint area.


Featured News

Township Board Meeting
    CHANGE  Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

 

MARCH 10, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
      View Ballot

 

Tax Collection Hours
     March 2, 2020        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
      Monday, March 9, 2020 (see calendar for times)
      Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (see calendar for times)

 

MORLEY STANWOOD BOND PROPOSAL ON
MAY 5, 2020 BALLOT INFORMATION MEETINGS
     Thursday, March 12, 2020   6:00 p.m.
      Tuesday, April 21, 2020      6:00 p.m.

 

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)
The 2020 Census Bureau is hiring!  Jobs start at $21.00 and are flexible.  Work begins Spring 202, and concludes August 2020.  For more information and to apply visit:  
2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

We need election workers.  Please contact the clerk to become involved.  Workers are paid $12.50/hour, mileage and training.

 

 

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning October 1. 2020, travelers may be impacted by the need for more security-compliant ID.  This new federal standard, “REAL ID”, is a security measure that sets a higher standard for identification.  Without the proper ID, an individual might not be able to board an airplane or enter some federal facilities.  For some, this might mean getting a new driver’s license or state ID.  A "REAL ID" is considered a passport or an enhanced driver’s license.

 

 

Summer taxes were due September 16, 2019.  September 17, 2019, 1% interest was added and 1% more every month thereafter.  Winter tax bills are due February 14, 2020 before interest and penalty are added. 

 

We accept credit/debit payments for property taxes only.  Available during office hours or by appointment.  There is a 3% fee added.

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/austintownship1896

 

Upcoming Events

Austin Township Information

Mailing Address
PO Box 226
Stanwood, MI 49346-0226

Township Hall
14132 Pierce Road
Stanwood, Michigan 49346

Phone: (231) 823-9704

Featured News

Township Board Meeting
    CHANGE  Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

 

MARCH 10, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
      View Ballot

 

Tax Collection Hours
     March 2, 2020        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
      Monday, March 9, 2020 (see calendar for times)
      Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (see calendar for times)

 

MORLEY STANWOOD BOND PROPOSAL ON
MAY 5, 2020 BALLOT INFORMATION MEETINGS
     Thursday, March 12, 2020   6:00 p.m.
      Tuesday, April 21, 2020      6:00 p.m.

 

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)
The 2020 Census Bureau is hiring!  Jobs start at $21.00 and are flexible.  Work begins Spring 202, and concludes August 2020.  For more information and to apply visit:  
2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

We need election workers.  Please contact the clerk to become involved.  Workers are paid $12.50/hour, mileage and training.

 

 

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning October 1. 2020, travelers may be impacted by the need for more security-compliant ID.  This new federal standard, “REAL ID”, is a security measure that sets a higher standard for identification.  Without the proper ID, an individual might not be able to board an airplane or enter some federal facilities.  For some, this might mean getting a new driver’s license or state ID.  A "REAL ID" is considered a passport or an enhanced driver’s license.

 

 

Summer taxes were due September 16, 2019.  September 17, 2019, 1% interest was added and 1% more every month thereafter.  Winter tax bills are due February 14, 2020 before interest and penalty are added. 

 

We accept credit/debit payments for property taxes only.  Available during office hours or by appointment.  There is a 3% fee added.

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/austintownship1896