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
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.