Townships

Township trustees can levy property taxes in order to fund:
  • For the condemnation or purchase of lands to be used for cemeteries, a community center or playgrounds
  • To build or acquire a public hall. The maximum for this levy is 20¼ cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
  • To improve and the maintain cemeteries located in the township and in adjoining townships.
  • To improve and maintain public parks.
  • To improve to and maintain cemeteries not owned by the township if it is available for general public use. This levy can't exceed 6¾ cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
  • To provide emergency services to township residents.

Emergency Services Levy


The limits of the emergency services levy vary.
  • All other townships: 60 3/4 cents per $1,000 of assessed value
  • Townships with a population of 300,000 or more: 87 3/4cents per $1,000 of assessed value
  • Townships with a service agreement with a city: 74 1/4 cents per $1,000 of assessed value

Reserve Fund


A township can have a reserve fund which can be used to buy or replace supplies and equipment as need to provide emergency services. The trustees can credit up to 30 cents per $1,000 of the emergency levy to this reserve fund.