Township Departments

Township governmental services are divided into six departments. The Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and staff are available to assist you

Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The Supervisor oversees the Building and Zoning, Assessing and Police Departments.  The Clerk oversees accounts payable, voting and elections, payroll, and all record keeping for the township.  The Treasurer oversees accounts receivable, deposits and tax information.  The two elected trustees are local citizens  who work outside the township building and attend board meetings on a monthly basis.

 

If you have any questions, please call
810-653-4156

and you will be directed to the appropriate department.

  • Supervisor's Department

    Contact the Supervisor’s Office

    810-653-4156 ext. 7601

     

    If you want to report a problem or issue with

    street lights, roads, ditches or drains you can

    click on the links provided on the right, email or call the Supervisor’s Office.

    The supervisor is frequently the first official contacted regarding any township business or complaints and is often perceived as the township spokesperson. It must be realized, however, that the authority of the supervisor is limited to that provided by statue or delegated by the township board. The supervisor is the moderator of any township meeting and votes on all issues upon which a vote is required. The supervisor is considered the chief executive officer for the township.

  • Clerk's Department

    Contact the Clerk’s Department at

    810-653-4156 ext. 7401

    The major responsibilities of the Clerk are record keeping, financial operations, administration of payroll and elections. The Clerk certifies the oaths of offices and records of the township, and public record, which are open to inspection at reasonable times. Included in the Clerk's duties is the publication of public notices, voter registration and absentee ballot requests.

     

    RECORDS

    The clerk has custody of all records, books and papers of the township, if no other law so provides. The clerk must file and retain all certificates of oaths and other papers required to be filed in their office. All records must be kept by the clerk in a safe and proper place where they will not be exposed to any unusual hazard of fire or theft. All records of the township, except those which have some confidential character, are public records that are open to inspection at reasonable times and places under the supervision of the clerk or other official appropriately having custody of the record.

  • Treasurer's Department

    Contact the Treasurer’s Department at

    810-653-4156 ext. 7502

    The treasurer is required to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the township or which are required by law to be paid into the township treasury. The Treasurer's Department is responsible for collecting real and personal property taxes, receipting for township expenditures, depositing township revenues in approved depositories, investing township funds in approved investment vehicles and collecting delinquent personal property taxes.

  • Assessing Department

    • Assessor

    Contact the Assessing Department at

    810-653-4156 ext. 7302

    The Assessing Department has the responsibility of appraising and determining the true cash

    value of all taxable properties located within the township. This department also has the

    responsibility to prepare the assessment rolls for Davison Township. The State of Michigan

    Constitution and Statute requires that, notwithstanding, any other provision of law, the

    assessed values placed upon the assessment roll shall be at 50% of true cash value. The

    assessed values, when equalized, become the State Equalized Values (SEV) and taxes were

    based on those values. This procedure changed with the passage of Proposal A in March of

    1994. Proposal A placed additional and profound limits on the values used to compute

    property taxes. Starting in 1995 and thereafter, property taxes are calculated based on the

    Taxable Value.

     

    The Assessing Department serves as a source of information for the public by maintaining for

    general inspection, subdivision plat maps, as well as property record cards for each parcel of

    land located in Davison Township. In 2010 during construction of the website there were over 7400 real parcels and over 600 personal property accounts. The appraisers within this department are constantly reviewing and updating records to reflect changes that occur to the individual properties.

     

    Responsible for real and personal property assessment functions in Davison Township, to

    ensure that all property is fairly and equitably assessed as required by Michigan property tax

    laws, and that accurate assessment records are maintained.

     

    Click here for a complete list of the Township Assessor's Duties

  • Building/Planning/Variance

    Contact the Building Department at

    810-653-4156 ext. 7201

    The Building/Zoning/Planning Division is the focus of both public and private property development throughout the township, and the sustainable management of its land and water resources and public infrastructure; including, downtown development authority and neighborhood revitalization, long range land use planning, new development entitlements, building permits, building plan check, inspection services, code enforcement and programs for residential and commercial properties.

"To foster a vibrant, safe, desirable community in which future generations seek to live, work and play"