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

WINTER 2023 TAX COLLECTION DATES

AUSTIN TOWNSHIP IS NOT ACCEPTING TAX PAYMENTS AS OF MARCH 1, 2024
Contact:  Mecosta County Treasurer

400 Elm Street, Big Rapids MI 19307 (231) 592-0169

 

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW

March 11, 2024        9:00 a.m .- 12:00 p.m.
March 11, 2024        1:00 p.m. -   4:00 p.m.
March 13, 2024        1:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m.
March 13, 2024        6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.

The March Board of Review has the authority to review the following types of appeals: current year assessed value; current year poverty exemptions under MCL 211.7u; current year Assessor denial of the continuation of a Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption; and the current year assessment classification.

MARCH TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Austin Township Board Meeting will be held on Maarch 12, 2024 at Austin Township Hall at 7:30 p.m.  March Budget Meeting will be held before Board Meeting.

HALL RENTALS

You must submit a signed Hall Rental Agreement with $100.00 to save a date.  The Hall Rental Agreement can be found under Resident Resources. See calendar for available dates.  Call (231) 823-9704 x3.

NOTHING IS TO BE PUT ON WALLS OR HUNG FROM CEILING. This action causes damages.

COMMUNITY CONNECT

Morton Township Fire and Rescue has implemented software that could help you and your family during an emergencyCommunity Connect is a secure site that allows you to enter information such as the number of people in the home, if you have any pets, your emergency contact information, and if you have special requirements such as difficulty hearing or mobility needs. Please click the link to Community Connect and fill out your information so that the Morton Township Fire and Rescue Team can respond quickly if there is an emergency in your home.

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR REAL I D

Beginning May 7, 2025, 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.

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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

WINTER 2023 TAX COLLECTION DATES

AUSTIN TOWNSHIP IS NOT ACCEPTING TAX PAYMENTS AS OF MARCH 1, 2024
Contact:  Mecosta County Treasurer

400 Elm Street, Big Rapids MI 19307 (231) 592-0169

 

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW

March 11, 2024        9:00 a.m .- 12:00 p.m.
March 11, 2024        1:00 p.m. -   4:00 p.m.
March 13, 2024        1:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m.
March 13, 2024        6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.

The March Board of Review has the authority to review the following types of appeals: current year assessed value; current year poverty exemptions under MCL 211.7u; current year Assessor denial of the continuation of a Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption; and the current year assessment classification.

MARCH TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Austin Township Board Meeting will be held on Maarch 12, 2024 at Austin Township Hall at 7:30 p.m.  March Budget Meeting will be held before Board Meeting.

HALL RENTALS

You must submit a signed Hall Rental Agreement with $100.00 to save a date.  The Hall Rental Agreement can be found under Resident Resources. See calendar for available dates.  Call (231) 823-9704 x3.

NOTHING IS TO BE PUT ON WALLS OR HUNG FROM CEILING. This action causes damages.

COMMUNITY CONNECT

Morton Township Fire and Rescue has implemented software that could help you and your family during an emergencyCommunity Connect is a secure site that allows you to enter information such as the number of people in the home, if you have any pets, your emergency contact information, and if you have special requirements such as difficulty hearing or mobility needs. Please click the link to Community Connect and fill out your information so that the Morton Township Fire and Rescue Team can respond quickly if there is an emergency in your home.

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR REAL I D

Beginning May 7, 2025, 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.

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