Laws, Regulations, Ordinances

Only 19 States Have Township Governments

Michigan  State Laws and Proposed Bills

State Law Governing Townships

Charter Township Act of 1947

Oakland Township Voting Precincts

Open Meetings Act

Open Meetings Act as it Applies to Subcommittees – Michigan Municipal League

Open Meetings Act Handbook

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Pamphlet


Township Ordinances – State Law

Fire Prevention Code

Fire and/or Police Board


Michigan Act 368 of 1978 (Public Health Act)

This state law attempts to be sure our that among other things our  local fire department Emergency Medical Services meet basic standards for quality and speed of response to your 911 call for help.

Key parts of this act pertaining to our local fire department’s Emergency Medical Service are :

333.20901-333.20908 – meanings and definitions

333.20910 – powers and duties of Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services to set up our Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) to set detailed regulation suitable for our county.


Oakland County Medical Control Authority

website –

protocols (rules) for response to medical emergencies

Right to Farm Act

International Property Maintenance Code – 2003

Our Code Section 4-61 (Ordinance 50) says we have adopted this code with a few exceptions listed in our Code 4-62. It is rather extensive and detailed. It is revised nearly every year; however our code specifies the 2003 code.

International Property Maintenance Code