Riley Township Clinton County Michigan

Updated: April 2023

Briggs District Library is available at Riley Township Hall

The 4th Thursday of the month, 4:45pm - 5:45pm, April thru September will be library day here at the township hall.  Representatives from Briggs District Library will be here with books and crafts available for the young and young at heart.  You can check out a book, get your library card, learn about Libby and the digital products available through the library, and many other programs and  services.  If you can't make it into town for the library this is your opportunity to make use of the services here within your own community.  Please stop in and say hi.

Dates to visit us for library services are:

  • April 25, 2023 - 4:45pm until 5:45pm
  • May 23, 2023 - 4:45pm until 5:45pm
  • June 27, 2023 - 4:45pm until 5:45pm
  • July 25, 2027 - 4:45pm until 5:45pm
  • August 22, 2023 - 4:45pm until 5:45pm
  • September 26, 2023 - 4:45pm until 5:45pm

Items of Note:

  • Burn Permits available at the township hall during office hours or at township meetings. 
  • 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.
  • Clinton Transit: learn more or schedule a ride at  


  • Winter 2022 taxes are due on February 28, 2023.  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.
  • Property taxes can be paid by credit card or ACH by visiting  Payment by credit card or ACH can only be done through this website and the taxpayer is responsible for the fees associated to this payment. These forms of payment are not available via the mail or at the township hall.  
    • From the bsaonline home page select the green checkmark at the top center of the page to choose a municipality and get started
    • On  the municipality directory select Michigan and Riley Township, Clinton County
    • On the Riley Township page there are help documents within the Welcome section that provide direction on free lookups for your property and online payment instructions.
  • 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 Tuesday February 28, 2023 for collection of payments in person.

Summer Tax Deferral

  • The application for summer tax deferment is available on the Forms and Policies page of this website.  To qualify, a household income cannot exceed $40,000.  The applicant must be 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, 2021.
  • Summer tax deferral form must be filed with the Treasurer each year and can be submitted beginning July 1 of the year the tax being deferred is due.

For more information about what is happening in your township feel free to attend a township meeting.  Dates for township meetings are available on the Meetings & Elections page of this website.

Jan 2023 County Notes

The County Board of Commissioners (BoC) approved the final agreement with the Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS).  The County has received some credits for the infrastructure that was brought into the system.  Also the future maintenance agreements are spelled out.  In short the county has responsibility for the tower structure and it’s basic functions and the MPSCS has responsibility for the communication technology and apparatus.  On that note the County is responsible for repairing/replacing the aeronautical safety lighting equipment.

Waste mgmt. will be conducting a Clean Community Event on April 29th and will be held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, St Johns and will require appointments.  The April collection will include car and pickup tires.  October 7th the Fall event will be held at the Granger location on Wood Street, Dewitt Township .

The BoC approve the purchase of a new generator for the Courthouse.  It is large unit setting on the East side of the Courthouse.  This is the original unit and is 22+ years old.

Clinton County entered into an agreement with LEAP for economic development work in our County.  They do have worldwide reach and that becomes a much larger exposure.

We do have on our January Ways & Means agenda the information concerning the ITC powerline proposal.  At this point all we have is what the Townships have been receiving. 

David W. Pohl, Clinton County Commissioner, District 2