Deerfield Township
Livingston County, Michigan
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Township Officials
Township government is conducted by a township board consisting of either
five or seven members, depending upon the desires of the inhabitants and
whether or not the township has a population of over 5,000, over 3,000
unregistered electors or is a charter township. The officers of the board are
designated supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee, with the trustees
numbering either two or four. The township board may also serve in other
specific capacities, such as a park or utility board. The term of office for all
township officials is four years.

Township Duties
State laws authorize townships to perform a wide variety of functions in two
important categories: mandated and permissive. Mandated functions are
activities that townships are required to perform. The three broadest
mandated responsibilities are assessment administration, elections
administration and tax collection, which are legally assigned functions of the
supervisor, clerk and treasurer, respectively. State laws also specify details
for performing these functions.