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

DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at township hall, 14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood MI 49346
(ONLY FOR: clerical error or mutual mistake of fact or other specific errors relative to the correct assessment have been made in the assessment of property,  OR the taxpayer has requested a Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption for the current year, which has been denied by the assessor OR the taxpayer has previously been denied by the assessor OR the taxpayer has requested a Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption that was not on the assessment for roll the current year and/ or the three (3) previous years, but was not denied by the assessor, the County or the Department of Treasury OR the assessor has determined that a taxable value uncapping should be reversed)

Tax Collection Hours (see calendar - look at Tuesdays and Thursdays first three weeks of December and December 30th)

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

    Between March 12-20, 2020 you will receive an invitation to
    respond online to the 2020 Census  (Some households will
    also receive paper questionnaires)

    Want to be a census taker?  Apply Online: 2020census.gov/jobs


Need to meet with a Township Official? Please call to make an appointment.  Contact information for the Township Officials can be found on the Township Officials tab above.

2020 is election time for township positions.  If you have an interest to become involved in your township by becoming an official, call our office to see how you can start the process.  There are many ways to become involved.  Call/text Supervisor, Clerk, or Treasurer to find out how to get involved,

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, 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 mailed out December 1, 2019. 

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

DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at township hall, 14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood MI 49346
(ONLY FOR: clerical error or mutual mistake of fact or other specific errors relative to the correct assessment have been made in the assessment of property,  OR the taxpayer has requested a Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption for the current year, which has been denied by the assessor OR the taxpayer has previously been denied by the assessor OR the taxpayer has requested a Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption that was not on the assessment for roll the current year and/ or the three (3) previous years, but was not denied by the assessor, the County or the Department of Treasury OR the assessor has determined that a taxable value uncapping should be reversed)

Tax Collection Hours (see calendar - look at Tuesdays and Thursdays first three weeks of December and December 30th)

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

    Between March 12-20, 2020 you will receive an invitation to
    respond online to the 2020 Census  (Some households will
    also receive paper questionnaires)

    Want to be a census taker?  Apply Online: 2020census.gov/jobs


Need to meet with a Township Official? Please call to make an appointment.  Contact information for the Township Officials can be found on the Township Officials tab above.

2020 is election time for township positions.  If you have an interest to become involved in your township by becoming an official, call our office to see how you can start the process.  There are many ways to become involved.  Call/text Supervisor, Clerk, or Treasurer to find out how to get involved,

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, 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 mailed out December 1, 2019. 

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