Riley Township Clinton County Michigan

Updated: September 8, 2017

Items of Note:

  • Burn Permits to replace the three year permits that are expiring this December are now available at the township hall during office hours or at township meetings.
  • Chloride applications for the township are scheduled to be applied by Clinton County June 5/6 and a second application July 28/29 weather and conditions allowing.

  • SMART 911 Program now available to residents of Clinton county:  please see the county commissioners notes below to find out more details.

  • 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.

 Updated: June 6, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter    

Deferment of Taxes

  • Applications for summer 2017 Tax Deferments are now available from the Treasurer’s office, on this website under forms or a person can get them off of the State web site under Property Tax. To qualify, a household income cannot exceed 40,000. The applicant must be over 62 years of age or older, paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible service person, veteran, widow or widower, blind, or totally and permanently disabled. Those that farm agricultural real property may also qualify. The application must be filed with the Treasurer’s office by September 14, 2017.


  • Summer taxes are due on September 14, 2017.  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 will no longer accept 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 Thursday September 14, 2017.

From our County Commissioner

  • Last Summer the voters of the county approved a phone line surcharge of $2.75 per instrument able to access 911. That is an additional $0.50 per line.  This will show up on the July phone bill. 

    In the emergency services area we have added a “Code Red Emergency Notification” which would notify you by phone, of a situation which would endanger you or your property.  Also “Smart 911” has been added which is a secured site in 911 to store emergency information with a cell phone number.  This might be an address, who to notify, medications and any other information you might want available to someone providing emergency services.  This can save time when calling 911.  To set up these two  services you would need to go to and on the home page select the service and provide the required information.  The third thing added is texting to 911 with the caveat “call if you can, text if you can’t.” 

    The County is looking at doing some updates to some of the facilities at the fairgrounds. In 2004 some improvements were made to the grounds.  Now we are evaluating some of the structures.

    David W. Pohl, Clinton County Commissioner .

Burning Permits 

  • Burning permits which are good through December 31, 2017 are available through the township office.  For more information see the Emergency services page of this website or contact the Clerk Lisa Powell at 517-819-6132.
  • Because of the success of the current burning permit program we are currently working with the DeWitt Fire Authority to renew this program and make available burning permits for another 3 year period beginning in January of 2018.  As information becomes available on this new program it will be posted to this website.

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.