New Resident Information
Welcome to Genoa Charter Township. The following information is provided to answers to frequently asked questions.
Tax bills go out July 1st for the summer tax bill and December 1st for the winter tax bill. If you don't receive a bill please contact the Treasurer Department.
When you get a new dog, please come in and see us at the Treasurer Department. Make sure to bring the paperwork from your vet showing latest rabies vaccinations and if the pet is spayed or neutered.
All new property owners should turn in a Property Transfer Affidavit within 45 days of closing. If the property is going to be your principal residence, a Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) needs to be filed. To have the exemption for that year you need to own and occupy your home before June 1st of that year.
Every February you will receive an Assessment Notice. This will have your new State Equalized Value and Taxable Value for that year. If you have any questions about these figures please contact the Assessing Department. You may also make an appointment for the Board of Review which meets in March where you can challenge your assessed value. The Board of Review will also accept letters by mail or fax if you cannot attend in person. For more information, visit the Assessing Department.
All residential homes have household garbage removed by Waste Management, which is contracted through the Township. Genoa Township residents will pay $160.00 on your winter tax bill for this service. This cost is reviewed and set annually by the Township Board during the budget process. You can visit the Waste Management website to learn more about what kinds of refuse Waste Management collects and if special requirements are needed. Please arrange to have freon removed from any items BEFORE they are placed out for pickup.
Refuse Pickup Dates
Simply place your refuse out on your scheduled day using your assigned 96-gallon cart to start using the service. All refuse items must fit into the cart. You can visit the Waste Management website to find your Trash Collection Day. If you have any problems with your garbage pickup, please call Waste Management at 810-201-5576 or you can contact the Township at 810-227-5225.
Recycling Pickup Dates
Waste Management will provide every resident with a recycling cart for your recycling. Please contact Waste Management at 810-201-5576 if you do not receive your recycling cart. Recycling is picked up every week with your regular garbage on your assigned pickup day. You can visit the Waste Management website to find your Trash Collection Day.
Bulk Item Pickup Program
A bulk item for garbage pick-up is anything too big to fit into your garbage can. One bulk item can be placed out each week for pickup on your assigned pickup day. You can visit the Waste Management website to find your Trash Collection Day.
Yard Waste Information
Our Yard Waste Collection program schedules two Spring and two Fall dates for Yard Waste Drop Off Collections at the Genoa Charter Township Hall. The Collection times are from 8am to 11am. Please check the front page of our website for dates.
Please bring your leaves, small brush and other natural yard waste to the Township Hall on those dates for recycling. Please bring all branches in 3 foot long bundles. The Township encourages the use of brown paper yard waste bags. Any plastic bags used to bring yard waste will be returned to the owner.
You can also call Waste Management to have yard waste pick-up at your home. Please call them directly at 810-201-5576 to arrange this service.
Other places you can take your yard waste for composting:
Johnston Farm & Composting
5292 Center Rd.
They accept leaves, grass clippings, brush, wood chips, and soil. They also sell composting mulch. Call for prices and hours. They do not have a web site at this time.
Tuthill Farms & Composting
10505 Tuthill Rd.
They accept leaves, grass clippings, brush, wood chips, manure, Christmas trees, and stumps. Call for prices and hours or visit their website at: http://www.tuthillfarms.com.
Livingston County has a program a couple times a year where you can schedule an appointment to drop off your hazardous waste. Please call them for dates and times at 517-545-9609.
They accept household cleaners, mercury, oil based paint and related products, pool chemicals, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive products, and much, much more. This program is for homeowners only.
Well System Testing
Livingston County is no longer conducting well water testing. Residents looking to test their water can contract with the following local companies:
- Water Tech in Howell 517-548-2505
- Brighton Analytical in Brighton 810-229-7575
In Our Lobby:
In our lobby we have several buckets and boxes where you can drop off the following.
This program is through the Lions Club.
This program is through Livingston County. They accept alkaline household batteries. Alkaline batteries are also accepted at the Livingston County Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.
We participate in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone-enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad. Visit their website at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
We now have phone books in our lobby please come in and help yourself.
If you are on a municipal water/sewer system you should receive a bill quarterly. The cycle you are in is according to your district. To see what district you are in see the last page of this handout, which will tell you who pays and what district. If you don't receive a bill please call 1-810-227-5225.
District Billing Cycle
MHOG/Lake Edgewood West
January, April, July & October
Oak Pointe/North Shore
February, May, August & November
Pine Creek/Lake Edgewood
March, June, September & December
Registering to vote can be done here in the Clerks Office or at the Secretary of States office when you change your Driver License.
Genoa Charter Township sends out a newsletter about every 3 months. This is a great place to get Township information. Watch the newsletter for dates when your garbage day may be changed due to a holiday and when the yard waste dates are.
If you have more questions please feel free to call us:
GENOA CHARTER TOWNSHIP
2911 DORR RD
BRIGHTON, MI 48116