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GENOA TOWNSHIP is a charter township located in the heart of Livingston County, Michigan. Lakes and wetlands, rolling hills and meadows, state parks and wildlife all abound in this beautiful community of country living.

Latest Township News

October 16, 2020 Election registration notice for Genoa Township residents

ELECTION UPDATE: The last day to register to vote in any manner other in person with the Township Clerk in the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election is Monday, Oct. 19.

After this date, anyone who qualifies to vote may do so in person at the Township Hall until 8 p.m. on Election Day with proof of residency and picture ID.

Also, the Township Clerk will hold special hours for election business only on Saturday, Oct. 31. from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

October 13, 2020 2020 Fall Yard Waste Drop off

Our Fall Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following date at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 8 am to 11 am:

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Residents may bring their yard waste to the Township Hall Upper Parking lot on this date. Branches and similar materials must be in 3 foot long bundles.

Please no plastic bags.

More information can be found on our Refuse & Recycling page.

October 7, 2020 Special Saturday Hours for Absentee Ballots

The Genoa Township Clerk’s Office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday October 31, 2020 to accept applications for absent voter ballots for the November 3, 2020 Primary Election.  Residents may register to vote, file an application, and vote their ballot at that time. 


OCTOBER 19, 2020


Pursuant to Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, (the Zoning Enabling Act) and Michigan Public Act 359 of 1947, (the Charter Township Act), notice is hereby given that the Genoa Charter Township Board of Trustees has conducted the first reading and will be performing the second reading and considering an ordinance addressing amendments to Zoning Ordinance Article 16 Sign Standards. Consideration of said amendment is scheduled for the Board meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is planned to be held at the Township Hall located at 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, Michigan 48116.  

If necessary, this meeting may alternatively be held by electronic remote access in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements or by Executive Order by the Governor of Michigan. If an electronic remote access meeting is required, the public may participate in the meeting/public hearing through Zoom access by computer and smartphone by clicking the Streaming Meeting Link that will be available at www.genoa.org.  For information and updates related to the format and/or location of the meeting please check the latest news section on the home page of the Township website located at https://www.genoa.org or call the Township hall directly at (810) 227-5225.

The complete text of the proposed ordinance is available in the link below.  

Genoa Charter Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to the Township. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township in writing or by calling at (810) 227-5225.  

Art. 16 Sign Ordinance Amendments Mark-up Art. 16 Sign Ordinance Amendments Mark-up
A draft of the amendments proposed to Article 16 - Sign Standard showing the changes.
October 5, 2020 The Big Red Barrel Project is returning to Genoa Township Hall

According to the Michigan Department of Education, nearly 13 percent of Livingston County youths have abused prescription drugs and painkillers in the past 30 days, a rate higher than the national average.  The FDA has recently released a study on the harmful effects of medications that are flushed or dumped into the environment.  The Red Barrel project is designed to combat both these issues by collecting and disposing of unused medications in your bathroom cabinet.

Genoa Township is joining in the fight to save our kids and the environment.  The Big Red Barrel drug take back program will be available at the Township Hall from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m on the following dates:

  • Saturday October 24, 2020

Controlled substances and all other solid dosage medications are accepted with no questions asked.   Please don’t bring your pill containers or other identifying information like labels.  Identification is not required and there is no cost for the disposal.

  • Please bring a plastic bag filled with all your outdated and/or unused medication. 
  • Liquid medication will be accepted if stuffed into a ziplock bag with enough paper towels to absorb all the liquid.  Please use separate bags for each liquid medication.
  • NO inhalers

The Drain Commissioner's office will also be on-site to collect sharps and needles.

  • Sharp collection is open to residents. Businesses and medical facilities are not allowed to dispose of sharps at this event.
  • Sharps need to be in a heavy plastic container {i.e. Red "Sharp" Box or empty plastic laundry detergent jug sealed with tape

For more information on the Red Barrel project and other dropoff locations, please visit https://livingstoncountycommunityalliance.org/the-big-red-barrel.

September 15, 2020 2020 Summer Tax Payments

Monday, September 14, 2020 was the last day to pay 2020 Summer Property Taxes without penalty. 

All 2020 Summer Tax payments made after September 14, 2020 are now assessed a 1% fee per month.

Please contact the Genoa Township Treasurer’s office for a current amount due, 810-227-5225, or you can check the amount due at the Township website at www.genoa.org

August 11, 2020 2020 Census Information

The 2020 Census Is More Than A Head Count!

  • Your response to the census helps shape many different aspects of Livingston County.
  • From hospitals, schools, even roads and highways, your response helps shape our future.  Your response is critical!

When & How Can You Respond?

  • Respond to the Census online at http://my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to respond by phone.
  • It only takes 10 minutes, has only 9 questions and your answers are completely safe
  • The Census has been extended past the April 1 deadline, so help out our community and fill yours out today!

The 2020 Census directly impacts how much federal funding the State of Michigan will receive over the next decade. Failure to obtain a complete and accurate census count may lead to Michigan losing millions of dollars in federal funding that supports programs that benefit Livingston County residents.

  • Every year, the federal government allocates more than $675 Billion in funding based on census data.
  • Every Michigander not counted costs the state approximately $18,250 over 10 years (based on historical U.S. Census undercount).
  • Census data is used to plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.
  • Census data is used to determine federal funding for programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children (SNAP/WIC), Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and highway and transportation projects.

For more information, you can visit the Livingston County 2020 census page or the US Government's Census 2020 website.

March 2, 2020 2019 Brighton Area Fire Authority Report

The Brighton Area Fire Authority has released its 2019 Annual Report.

The BAFD is responsible for responding to emergency incidents here in Genoa Township as well as the City of Brighton and Brighton Township.

The report is attached below.

February 18, 2020 Budget and Audit Information for Fiscal Year 2020/21

The Township Budgets for the next fiscal year beginning April 1, 2020 and ending March 31, 2021 are available for review.  If you should have any comment or suggestion with regard to Township revenue or appropriations, please contact the clerk at polly@genoa.org

January 2, 2020 Township Holiday Schedule 2020

Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.

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School District Map School District Map
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