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Developers Minimize

Being part of Monroe County, Erie Township is poised for economic development opportunities with our location on I-75. Click logo for information on commercial development in this area.

Winter Weather Info Minimize

For information on the Snow and Winter Weather Emergency policy for Monroe County click the following link:

Snow/ Winter Weather Emergency Policy


2065 Erie Road
Erie, MI  48133

Open Monday-Friday
7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M


Parks Commission

Erie Township is accepting letters of interest to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Parks Commission. 
Those interested in temporarily being on the Parks Commission, please submit a letter of interest to 
Erie Township .  The Erie Township Board will appoint an individual at the next regularly
scheduled board meeting.  The vacant position shall be filled by the election af an individual on the 
November 6, 2018 General Election Ballot.

You must be a resident of Erie Township to be considered for these positions.

Do Your Part, Get SepticSmart

 Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 18-22, 2017 as SepticSmart Week.  On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – in conjunction with federal, state and local governments, and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More information can be obtained by visiting the EPA’s website for septic (http://www.epa.gov/septic).

Michigan has a vision to protect and promote the wise use of its globally unique water resources.  This vision is outlined in the Strategy for Sustaining Michigan’s Water Heritage (Water Strategy) on the State of Michigan’s water strategy website (http://www.michigan.gov/waterstrategy).  Within the Water Strategy, a key recommendation is to ensure clean and safe water through passing a statewide sanitary code.

More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in Michigan depend on septic systems to treat wastewater. If not maintained, failing septic systems can contaminate groundwater and harm the environment by releasing bacteria, viruses, and household toxics to local waterways. Proper septic system maintenance protects public health, the environment, and saves the homeowner money through avoided costly repairs.

Simple tips for homeowners:

  • Protect It and Inspect It: Homeowners should generally have their system inspected every three years by a qualified professional or according to their state or local health department's recommendations. Tanks should be pumped when necessary, typically every three to five years. 
  • Think at the Sink: Avoid pouring fats, grease, and solids down the drain. These substances can clog a system’s pipes and drainfield.
  • Don’t Overload the Commode: Only put things in the drain or toilet that belong there. For example, coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts, and cat litter can all clog and potentially damage septic systems.   
  • Don’t Strain Your Drain: Be water-efficient and spread out water use. Fix plumbing leaks and install faucet aerators and water-efficient products. Spread out laundry and dishwasher loads throughout the day – too much water at once can overload a system that hasn’t been pumped recently.
  • Shield Your Field: Remind guests not to park or drive on a system’s drainfield, where the vehicle’s weight could damage buried pipes or disrupt underground flow.     
  • Pump your Tank: Routinely pumping your tank can prevent your septic system from premature failure, which can lead to groundwater contamination. 
  • Test Your Drinking Water Well: If septic systems aren’t properly maintained, leaks can contaminate well water. Testing your drinking water well is the best way to ensure your well water is free from contaminates. 

    EPA’s SepticSmart Program educates homeowners about proper septic system care and maintenance all year long. In addition, it serves as an online resource for industry practitioners, local governments, and community organizations, providing access to tools to educate clients and residents.

For information on SepticSmart Week or tips on how to properly maintain your septic system, visit EPA’s website for septic (http://www.epa.gov/septic)

This notice is sent on behalf of the Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, Environmental Health Section, Onsite Wastewater Program (http://www.michigan.gov/deqonsitewastewater)


Tai Chi

is offered on Wednesday mornings  from 9:30 am - 10:30 am
by the Erie Branch Library


ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF ERIE TOWNSHIP:  When making a payment at Erie Township Hall your check must be made payable to Erie Township.  (Water bills, taxes, etc.)  Please be informed we will no longer be able to accept checks that are made out to South County Water, they must be made out to Erie Township.  Thank You!

Road Closings Minimize

Please click the following links for more information on known road closings.

Erie Road at Telegraph RR Tracks
9/29/17 - 10/16/17

Sterns Road at Telegraph RR Tracks
10/2/17 - 10/16/17

Credit Card Payments

 Property Tax Payments may be made using Credit or Debit Cards. There is a fee for this service using a 3rd party vendor, Point & Pay. To make a payment follow the Property Information Online link below, locate your property, review tax information and click pay taxes button. For fees and more complete information look on the Treasurers’ Page of this web site.

New Open Burning Restrictions Minimize


New Open Burning Restrictions Effective October 16, 2012

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Erie Police Department Minimize

Attention Residents, Scam Alert!!!

The Police Department has been flooded with concerned citizens calling and reporting phone scams.  I am advising people not to give money out to anyone calling and asking for money.  I am also warning people not to give out any personal information over the phone.  A lot of times scammers are calling to see if anyone is home, or they will tell you that you won a prize and want to know when they can deliver it.  They are doing this to see when they can stop by and break in to your house.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Remember, nothing is Free.  If you think you are being scammed, call us at the Police Department and we will see if we can help.  734-848-4082  Remember folks to keep an eye on each other.  If you see something suspicious, please call Central Dispatch in Monroe at 734-243-7070 or dial 911.  

Chief Ansel, Erie Township Police Department

Contact Person: Chief Dean Ansel
Phone: 734-848-4082
Email: dansel@erietownship.com