Government

Government Overview
A township with a population of 2,000 or more may incorporate as a charter township. Independence Township became a Charter Township by Board Resolution on September 20, 1985.  There are 1,123 townships and 117 charter townships in the State of Michigan. Townships are the original units of local state government, typically 36 square miles in size.  Each township is governed by a board of trustees consisting of the township supervisor, township clerk, township treasurer, and two or four elected trustees.

Board of Trustees

Meet the Independence Township Board of Trustees.

Boards and Committees

A listing of current Boards, Commissions and Committees.

Code of Ordinances
The Charter Township of Independence Code of Ordinances (Link to Municode).

Corridor Improvement Authority
In 2006, the Independence Board of Trustees established a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) for Sashabaw Road.

Meeting Dates & Times
Listing of Township Boards and Committees meeting dates and times.

Meeting Agendas/Minutes On-Demand
Listing of Meetings (Regular and Special) Agendas and Minutes, as well as Township Notices and Public Hearings.

State and Federal Officials

Meet Independence Township's State and Federal Officials.

Township Calendar
The Charter Township of Independence Meeting and Event Calendar.

Township Holiday Closures
List of legal holidays for which the Township Offices are closed.


Zoning Ordinances
The Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map.