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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

December 1, 2023 Genoa Township Trustee Jim Mortensen Memorial

Genoa Township staff today are mourning the passing of our dear friend and community icon Jim Mortensen.  Jim was one of the most dedicated and gifted public servants to ever serve this Township. He will be especially remembered as a strong advocate for conscientious urban planning and as an outspoken leader for financial accountability, professionalism and integrity in public service. Jim will be greatly missed, our hearts go out to his family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 11:00am until the time of funeral service at 12:00pm at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home located at 600 E. Main St.,  Brighton, MI 48116.


November 27, 2023 Winter Sledding at the Township Park

Snow is in the forecast so come enjoy the fresh snowfall at the Genoa Township sled hill!

The sled hill has a vertical drop of approximately 40-feet and a run length of over 200 feet and is fun for all ages.

Benches have been installed at the top for parents and those waiting to sled. There are heated bathrooms and a warming area at the Township Park Pavilion. There is a parking lot across the Township driveway from the sled hill where parents can sit and watch their sledders in the comfort of their vehicles. Last but not least, a light pole has been installed at the hill allows night time sledding.

All are welcome to enjoy the winter fun for free at the Township sledding hill.

November 27, 2023 2023 Tax Information

The 2023 Winter Tax Bills will be mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Thursday, 11/30/23.  Winter taxes are payable to the Township, without penalty, through Thursday, 2/29/24.

The 2023 Summer taxes were billed 7/1/23 and payable, without penalty, through 9/14/23.  Summer tax payments can be paid, plus penalty, at Genoa Township until 2/29/24.  Please contact the Township, or check our website, for your current amount due. 

Tax amounts are available on our website.  As of December 1st taxes can be made online by credit card or electronic check, at the township offices by cash or check or by mail to Genoa Township, 2911 Dorr Rd., Brighton, MI 48116.  Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (810) 227-5225 if you do not receive your bill

November 22, 2023 The Howell Senior Survivor Playground Opens at the Genoa Township Park

The Howell High School Senior Survivor playground has officially opened at the Genoa Township Park!  Senior Survivor is a charity fundraiser organized by the Howell High School Student Council. The fundraiser is a game similar to the show Survivor.  Rather than being sent to an island, 12th grade survivors are in the school for a whole week and each day a number of survivors will be eliminated until only one remains and is crowned the “Ultimate Survivor.”  The 2021 & 2022 Senior Survivor fundraisers brought in over $462,000 for the Survivor playground.

With additional contributions from Genoa Township and support from Michigan Recreational Construction, the playground is located between the soccer field and the upper parking lot at Genoa Township Park. A map of the Survivor playground can be found below as well as images of some of the features of the playground.

The Survivor playground is accessible as well as consist of elements that encourage engagement among all individuals. The goal of the Survivor playground is to provide a safe place where children of all abilities can play together. Different aspects of the playground were designed to meet the needs of children who have mobility impairments, have autism, or are sight or hearing-impaired. Everything is accessible, however the user’s unique abilities determines what they can do. The Survivor playground is developmentally appropriate for children with and without disabilities by offering a wide range of challenging play opportunities where all children can interact. The focus is on abilities not disabilities.

In addition to being inclusive, the Survivor playground is nature-inspired and looks different than your average playground. Rather than having all elements made out of plastic or metal, the Survivor playground consists of natural elements and textures such as logs, stumps, ropes, boulders, and plants. Natural playgrounds present opportunities for individual exploration and discovery as well as collaborative play. While playing at the Survivor playground, children not only develop physical skills but also imagination and problem-solving skills.

November 20, 2023 Sign Up for County's Free Property Fraud Alert Service

The Livingston County Register of Deeds Office is making it easier for residents to help protect their most valuable asset, their home. Through their free Property Fraud Alert service, residents can sign-up to be notified via phone or email if a document is recorded in Livingston County under their name. Consider it an early warning system for property owners to stay up-to-date about their property and take appropriate actions if they determine fraudulent activity has taken place. “Having the ability to be notified immediately should a fraudulent or predatory document be recorded against your property is invaluable. The faster something like this is discovered, the faster it can be reported to the authorities and resolved,” says Chief Deputy Register of Deeds Brandon Barefield. The Property Fraud Alert is a free service provided by the Register of Deeds Office that requires no up-front or monthly fees.

The best way to stay informed about your property and to protect against property fraud is being proactive. This service is a great tool for those with aging parents to ensure that their loved ones don’t fall victim to scams or fraud. Sign-up is easy and fast, but most importantly, offers a little extra peace of mind. You can sign up to three names per phone number or four names per email address, in case you’d like multiple people to receive alerts on the same property.

To sign-up, simply visit https://www.propertyfraudalert.com/, where you’ll select “Livingston, MI” from their front page. Next, you’ll follow the Continue prompt, accept the terms, and then enter either your personal information or business information to be monitored. Here is where you’ll select whether you want receive notifications via email or as a phone call. Simply select “Save” when your information is entered, and you’ve signed up for the alert and taken the first step to protecting your home!

The information provided by residents is kept safe and secure and won’t be used for any reason other than notifying you of recordings. If residents have questions, they can contact the Register of Deeds Office at (517) 546-0270 or via email at rod@livgov.com.

July 10, 2023 Brighton Area Fire seeking Paid On-Call Firefighters

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is seeking residents living in Genoa Township, Brighton Township and the City of Brighton who are willing to serve their community as a Paid-On-Call Firefighter.

  • No experience necessary, just the motivation to learn and serve
  • All required training is provided and compensated
  • Academy classes are held on evening/weekends

To apply, interested applicants can go to www.brightonareafire.com or in person at 615 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116

Any questions please call the Brighton Area Fire Authority at 810 229-6640.

January 30, 2023 Radon Test Kits available to residents - courtesy of the Livingston County Health Department

Genoa Township is giving out free radon testing kits this month, which is designated as National Radon Action Month.  The testing kit and instructions are available at Township Hall. 

The naturally-occurring, tasteless, odorless and colorless gas comes from the natural, radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air. It enters buildings through openings in  foundation floors or walls such as sump openings, crawlspaces, floor or wall joints and cracks. 

In Livingston County, approximately 40% of homes have elevated radon levels, according to information on the county's website from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

For more information on this program and on radon in general, please visit the Livingston County Health Department Radon page.

December 14, 2022 2023 Township Meeting Dates and Holiday Schedule

Click the links below for the 2023 Meeting Schedule and Township Holidays.  

2023 Meeting Schedule 2023 Meeting Schedule
All 2023 meeting dates for the Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Review.
2023 Genoa Township Holiday Schedule 2023 Genoa Township Holiday Schedule
Schedule of Holidays for 2023
Upcoming Meetings
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Latson Interchange Latson Interchange
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Genoa Township Refuse Information Genoa Township Refuse Information
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