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.


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AUGUST TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Austin Township Board Meeting will be held on August 9, 2022 at Austin Township Hall at 7:30 p.m.

2022 TAX COLLECTION HOURS

Tuesday, August 16, 2022              10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022              10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022         10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Septembe 14, 2022    9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

FALL SEEDLING SALE

Fall Ordering Deadline: Thursday, September 16th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. You may pick up your order on the following date at the Paris Park Fish Hatchery:  Friday, September 30th, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Note: If you are unable to pick-up during scheduled hours please call the Mecosta CD office at (989) 309-9229 or the Osceola-Lake CD office at (231) 465-8012 to make other arrangements. Directions: Coming north or south on US 131, take Exit 142, go east on 19 Mile Road to Northland Drive (Old 131), turn left, go north approximately 3 miles, right hand side of road. Keep an eye out for a Seedling Sale sign by the entrance. We will have native wildflowers and some shrubs available for purchase the day of. We will not be selling extra trees. We do not know what wildflowers or shrubs will be available until the day of. Plants will be sold on a first-come, first served basis.  To order trees and bundles of 25 shrubs, please use the order form below. We will be holding a spring tree sale in 2023 with more species. An order form will be available in January 2023. 
click here to download fall cataglog which includes price list and order form

HALL RENTALS

Effective April 1, 2022 hall rental fees are $100.00.  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

AUGUST TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Austin Township Board Meeting will be held on August 9, 2022 at Austin Township Hall at 7:30 p.m.

2022 TAX COLLECTION HOURS

Tuesday, August 16, 2022              10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022              10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022         10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Septembe 14, 2022    9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

FALL SEEDLING SALE

Fall Ordering Deadline: Thursday, September 16th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. You may pick up your order on the following date at the Paris Park Fish Hatchery:  Friday, September 30th, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Note: If you are unable to pick-up during scheduled hours please call the Mecosta CD office at (989) 309-9229 or the Osceola-Lake CD office at (231) 465-8012 to make other arrangements. Directions: Coming north or south on US 131, take Exit 142, go east on 19 Mile Road to Northland Drive (Old 131), turn left, go north approximately 3 miles, right hand side of road. Keep an eye out for a Seedling Sale sign by the entrance. We will have native wildflowers and some shrubs available for purchase the day of. We will not be selling extra trees. We do not know what wildflowers or shrubs will be available until the day of. Plants will be sold on a first-come, first served basis.  To order trees and bundles of 25 shrubs, please use the order form below. We will be holding a spring tree sale in 2023 with more species. An order form will be available in January 2023. 
click here to download fall cataglog which includes price list and order form

HALL RENTALS

Effective April 1, 2022 hall rental fees are $100.00.  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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