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

MORTON TOWNSHIP FIRE RESCUE NOTICE

ATTENTION Residents of Morton and Austin Townships...

Chief Sutherby has free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from the state Fire Marshall's Office. At this time, they were allocated 72 smoke detectors and 36 carbon monoxide detectors. If you are interested in having one of these detectors installed in your house please call the fire station at (231) 972-7211. If there is no response, please choose to leave a voicemail. In the voicemail please include your name, phone number, address, and which detectors (smoke/CO) you are requesting. These detectors will be installed, free of charge by shift personnel as time allows. Please feel free to share with friends and neighbors in the area, and reach out to those who may not have Facebook.

DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW

The December Boardof Review will be held at the towship hall 4:00 p.m. on December 13, 2022.

DECEMBER TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Austin Township Board Meeting will be held on December 13, 2022 at Austin Township Hall at 7:30 p.m.
 

2022 TAXES

Interest to date is 3% that has been added to unpaid taxes.

Winter tax bills will go out December 1, 2022.

2022-23 Summer Tax Collection Hours
                       2022

December 6    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
December 15  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
December 27   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                     2023
January 4      10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 18    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February 1    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February 14   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

February 28   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LAST DAY TO PAY AT TOWNSHIP HALL


INTEREST BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 AT 1%.
EVERY MONTH THEREAFTER ANOTHER 1% IS ADDED

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 A 3% FEE IS ADDED
IN ADDITION TO INTEREST FEES

Please call for an appointment before February 14, 2023, if the dates or times do not work for you.

Winter Newsletter

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.

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning May 3, 2023, 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

MORTON TOWNSHIP FIRE RESCUE NOTICE

ATTENTION Residents of Morton and Austin Townships...

Chief Sutherby has free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from the state Fire Marshall's Office. At this time, they were allocated 72 smoke detectors and 36 carbon monoxide detectors. If you are interested in having one of these detectors installed in your house please call the fire station at (231) 972-7211. If there is no response, please choose to leave a voicemail. In the voicemail please include your name, phone number, address, and which detectors (smoke/CO) you are requesting. These detectors will be installed, free of charge by shift personnel as time allows. Please feel free to share with friends and neighbors in the area, and reach out to those who may not have Facebook.

DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW

The December Boardof Review will be held at the towship hall 4:00 p.m. on December 13, 2022.

DECEMBER TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Austin Township Board Meeting will be held on December 13, 2022 at Austin Township Hall at 7:30 p.m.
 

2022 TAXES

Interest to date is 3% that has been added to unpaid taxes.

Winter tax bills will go out December 1, 2022.

2022-23 Summer Tax Collection Hours
                       2022

December 6    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
December 15  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
December 27   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                     2023
January 4      10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 18    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February 1    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February 14   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

February 28   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LAST DAY TO PAY AT TOWNSHIP HALL


INTEREST BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 AT 1%.
EVERY MONTH THEREAFTER ANOTHER 1% IS ADDED

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 A 3% FEE IS ADDED
IN ADDITION TO INTEREST FEES

Please call for an appointment before February 14, 2023, if the dates or times do not work for you.

Winter Newsletter

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.

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning May 3, 2023, 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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