Deerfield Township
Livingston County, Michigan

FIRE: The station is located at the Township Hall on Center Rd.

The Hartland Deerfield fire Authority is looking to hire Paid-On-Call Firefighters who live in the area of the Deerfield Township Station and the Parshallville Station.  The job of a Firefighter is challenging and you must be able to respond quickly and work well as a team.  This is a very physically demanding position and typically requires carrying equipment weighing 80-100 lbs while climbing stairs, ascending and descending ladders, and working at heights or in confined spaces.  Firefighters are also required to be engaged in continuious training activities, maintaining fire apparatus, fire equipment, and fire stations.  If you are interested in serving your community, please contact the main station at (810)632-7676.

Burn Permits: Effective April 1st 2006, burn permits are no longer required.                    
However, you must call 810-632-7676 to check conditions before you burn.  For               
open burning guidelines please see the link on the Documents and Forms page of this website.

POLICE: Deerfield Township is serviced by the Livingston County Sheriff Department
and the Michigan State Police.

Text-to-911- lets individuals to send a text message to 911 from their mobile devices if they are in Livingston County, offering another way to contact 911 in the case o an emergency.
Smart911 - is a free service that allows residents to create a safety profile for their entire household.  Residents customize their profile and share any information they want Central Dispatch and response teams to have in the event of an emergency.  All information is provate and secure, and it is seen only when a resident calls 911.  Sign up at
Emergency alert system - allows residents to recive alert otifications for emergencies and other events that may impact community safety.  The system alerts residents to critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as tornadoes and other severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuations, and other emergencies that may endanger the public.  Messages are delivered wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.

ROADS: Township roads are maintained by the Livingston County Road Commission
(517)-546-4250.  A Property tax of one mil provides funds for dust control and maintenance.

Deerfield Hills Nature Area is a 365 acre park located at the corner of Green Rd and   
Cohoctah Rd.  It offers nature trails and a handicapped accessible dock area on Howe   

               Park Rules
               Trail Map

Oak Grove State Game Area
is partially within Deerfield Township.  It covers over         
1,000 acres and is open to hunting during all game seasons.  For more information         
contact the Michigan DNR at (810)-229-5762

Livingston County Park, a 302 acre park to be located on Cohoctah Rd. West of         
Latson Rd. is in the planning stages.

Park and Recreation Plan (coming soon)

ELECTIONS: Federal, State, County, and School elections are held at the Township
Hall for precincts 1 and 2.  Precinct 1 consists of all residents east of Argentine Rd. and
precinct 2 is all residents west of Argentine Rd.  Voter registration and absentee voter
applications are available at the Township Hall, Secretary of State and County Clerk's
office.  For further information contact the Township Clerk at (517)-546-8760

SCHOOLS: School districts located in Deerfield Township are:
Howell Public Schools -
Hartland Consolidated Schools -
Byron Area Schools -
Linden Community Schools -

PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Hartland School District serviced by: Cromaine District
Library-  Howell School District: Carnegie District Library- www. Linden School District: Genesse District Library, located in the Historic
Linden Mill in downtown Linden

TRASH PICKUP: Waste Management- (800)-796-9696, Dougies Disposal- (810)991-1579, Republic- (810)-341-9750, Alchin's (517)223-7119

SPRING CLEANUP DAY: On even numbered years, Deerfield Township holds a
free trash collection on the Saturday after Mother's Day from 8AM to 1PM.  Many large
items such as appliances, furniture, and tires are accepted.

RECYCLING: Household batteries can be taken to the Township Hall for recycling. To dispose of hazardous waste contact the Livingston County DPW/ Hazardous Waste at (517)-545-8760.
Recycle Livingston is available for all other recycling click here to visit their website for fees, hours and other information.

VHS/DVD/CD/Floppy Disc/Cassette Tapes

LAND USE PERMITS: A Land Use Permit must be obtained for the construction of
any structure, such as buildings, additions, swimming pools, fences, etc. ; as well as
alterations to, or demolition of, any existing structures.  Land Use Permit applications
are available on the Forms and Applications page of this site and at the Township Hall.  
Questions should be directed to the Zoning Administrator at (517)-548-0197   

SITE PLAN REVIEWS: The Planning Commission meets on the third Thursday of
each month at 7:30 P.M.  They are responsible for the Master Plan, Ordinances, Site
Plan Reviews, etc.   

PUBLIC NOTICES: Public notices are published in the Livingston County Daily
Press and Argus.

SEWER: Deerfield Township residents with municipal sewer are serviced by
Argentine Township (810)-735-5050.

TAX COLLECTION: The Deerfield Township Treasurer collects both summer and
winter taxes at the Township Offices.  We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
from 9AM to 5PM.  Tax Payments must be paid in Cash or Check, we DO NOT accept credit cards.



The Deerfield Township Treasurer's Office is proud to announce a new on-line service that allows you to purchase your new or renewal dog licenses. Additionally, you'll be able to look up owner information for a found dog, using their dog license number. Click the following link:

Dog License Fees must be paid by cash or check at the township we DO NOT accept credit cards. For credit card payments use the link above.

                                                         1 Year         3 Year *
Current Spayed/Neutered               $10.00         $25.00
Current Male / Female                     $25.00         $60.00
Late Fee                                           $20.00
* The rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire 3 year period.

* Contact Township Treasurer for more information
License Expirations:
Dog Licenses now expire when the rabies vaccination expires.  The 2018 dog license
expiration extends to the MONTH of the current rabies vaccination date.

The County Treasurer's office will send reminder postcards 60 days prior to the rabies
expiration date.  

TOWNSHIP HALL RENTALS: Chairs are available for rent at the Township Hall;
however the Township Hall is not available for rent.
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