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

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE RENTING THE TOWNSHIP HALL


AUGUST 4, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order July 29, 2020 restricting gatherings to
no more than 10 people indoors and 100 outside people statewide beginning July 31, 2020.   

A prior executive order is still in affect requiring people to wear masks when they are in an
indoor public space and in crowded outdoor spaces. 

Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus



 

TREASURER COLLECTION DATES FOR 2020 SUMMER TAXES

FRIDAY - AUGUST 7, 2020                                   10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 14, 2020                                 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 28, 2020                                 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 4, 2020                            10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 11, 2020                          10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 14. 2020                         9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

NO COLLECTION HOURS ON AUGUST 21, 2020.  DUPLICATION IN SCHEDULING ACTIVITIES

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

 



 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

 

 




 

 

We need election workers for November elections.  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.

 

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

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE RENTING THE TOWNSHIP HALL


AUGUST 4, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order July 29, 2020 restricting gatherings to
no more than 10 people indoors and 100 outside people statewide beginning July 31, 2020.   

A prior executive order is still in affect requiring people to wear masks when they are in an
indoor public space and in crowded outdoor spaces. 

Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus



 

TREASURER COLLECTION DATES FOR 2020 SUMMER TAXES

FRIDAY - AUGUST 7, 2020                                   10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 14, 2020                                 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 28, 2020                                 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 4, 2020                            10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 11, 2020                          10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 14. 2020                         9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

NO COLLECTION HOURS ON AUGUST 21, 2020.  DUPLICATION IN SCHEDULING ACTIVITIES

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

 



 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

 

 




 

 

We need election workers for November elections.  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.

 

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