Riley Township Clinton County Michigan

Updated: Mar2020 

Items of Note:

  • 2020 Census. A representative of the 2020 Census will be present at the March board meeting to discuss the process and explain the jobs available to anyone interested.
  • Church Road Bridge. All information related to the church road bridge closure can be found on the church road bridge page of this website.
  • Clinton County Rave Alert.  Rave Alert will help alert you of sever weather, major traffic incidents, and other emergencies.  Register today at or by texting ClintonCounty to 67283.  The former CodeRED system is no longer in use.  You must register with Rave Alerts to receive alerts from Clinton County 911.
  • Burn Permits to replace the three year permits that expired in December 2017 are now available at the township hall during office hours or at township meetings.
  • SMART 911 Program now available to residents of Clinton county.  See the county website for more information.

  • Land split forms: Forms needed for land splits are now available on this website within the forms and policies section.  Completed forms should be sent to the Riley Township Assessor for processing.


  • Winter 2019 taxes are due on March 2, 2020.  Taxes may be placed in the drop box at the township hall, mailed to the township office, or delivered during office hours.  The tax payment must be received at the township hall by 5pm on the date due to be considered on time.  Riley township no longer accepts postmark date as the date of payment.
  • The treasurer will be available at the township office during regular hours as noted on home page and also from 9 AM to 5 PM on Monday December 30, 2019 and Monday, March 2, 2020 for collection of payments in person.
  • Deferral of summer taxes: Taxes may be deferred for current taxes only. Taxes can be deferred until March 2, 2020 if your last year's total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following:
    • Senior Citizen (Age 62 by December 1 of prior calendar year)
    • Hemiplegic, paraplegic, or quadriplegic
    • Eligible serviceman, eligible veteran, or eligible widow
    • Blind person
    • Totally and permanently disabled
  • Form for deferment of summer taxes is available on the forms page of this website.  If there are any questions regarding deferment contact the treasurer during township business hours.

Dewitt Fire Authority: The DeWitt Fire Authority is looking for men and women to become volunteer fire fighters.  Please contact the Riley Township Office if you are interested.

For more information about what is happening in your township feel free to attend a township meeting.

Information from the County (provided Oct 2019)

Clinton County Intermediate School District is operating a program called Clinton Career Network (CCN). The purpose is to give the students of the County good exposure to the career opportunities that exist for them and find the resources to pursue their interests.  The County has participated in the program and provided some financial support.

The County continues to move forward with the 911 upgrade which needs to be in place before the end of 2021.  To make this change we know that the current phone surcharge will be inadequate and we will likely be seeking between .5 and 1 mill cover the 911 costs.  In this event the plan would be to do some reduction of the surcharge.

The Clinton County Drain Commissioner has been authorized to contract with Spicer Engineering to enhance the County flood plain maps so as to provide a more precise basis to challenge the mortgage companies who may want to require flood insurance.

Due to a State grant, the April 25th 2020 Clean Community event will be able to accept tires for little or no charge.  This event is held at the Clinton County Road Commission facility on S-127.

The County Board of Commissioners have adopted a balanced budget for 2020.  This could get somewhat more challenging depending on how the Legislature and the Governor address the vetoes in the State budget.

David W. Pohl, Clinton County Commissioner District 2