You can now view past Board meetings on our YouTube channel by going to  Charter Township of Highland, Michigan


If the trash company missed something  please call the Township at 248-887-3791 ext 3 no later than 10am on Monday for pickup that day. Unfortunately anything reported later will not be picked up before Friday. You can leave a message if we are closed or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


Highland Township Lauches New Brand CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Highland Township Offices Holiday Closure

The Highland Township offices will be closed on Monday February 19, 2018 in observance Presidents Day. 
There will be no change to trash pick up due to the holiday.

Small Business Tax Exemption

The small business taxpayer personal property exemption provides a complete exemption from personal property tax for industrial or commercial personal property when the combined true cash value of all industrial personal property and commercial personal property owned by, leased by or in the possession of the owner or a related entity claiming the exemption is less than $80,000 in the local tax collecting unit and the property is not leased to or used by a person that previously owned the property or a person that, directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or under common control with the person that previously owned the property. Form 5076 must be filed annually with the local tax (Highland Township office) collecting unit no later than February 20.
CLICK HERE for the form. 

Tax Reminder from the Treasurer

Property Taxes were due on February 14, 2018. You can still pay your taxes at the Township Office thru Wednesday February 28, 2018 with the additional 1% interest. Partial payments will be accepted

Do you need an updated tax bill? Please contact Treasurer’s at 248-887-3791 ext.4.

Payments after February 28, 2018 will need to be made at Oakland County Treasurers.

Oakland County Sheriff's Making Communities Safe

The Oakland County Sheriff's Patrol services 10 of the top 25 safest Communities in Michigan!



Learn how to Conduct Lake Water Quality & Plant Monitoring

Oakland County Board of Commissioners and Health Division will partner with the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) to provide Oakland County residents with free training and equipment to monitor lake water quality this summer through the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP).

Click Here for Flyer with Details
Click Here for News Release with Details

Skywarn 2018

Skywarn Training is an effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters and by encouraging the widest possible participation in tornado warning programs. If you’re interested in becoming a trained spotter, please CLICK HERE for a list of training dates.

 St. John Providence Mobile Heart & Vascular and Mammography Screening Available 

The screening center wil be at the Highland Activity Center 209 N John St. on Thursday March 22, 2018. Registration required at least 12 days ahead. St. John Providence screening creates a comprehensive heart and vascular profile for only $60. These types of screenings are not typically covered by medical insurance plans. CLICK HERE for more information.

On site the same day will be the St. John Providence Mobile Mammography Screening Center. Just bring a script from your doctor or St. John's can call and get you one the day of. This screening is covered by most medical insurance plans.

If you have any questions please call the Activity Center at 248-887-1707.

Oakland County Parks

Did you know that Oakland County Parks are open year round? CLICK HERE for a list winter activities at each park.
CLICK HERE  for a link to the Oakland County Parks website for more infomation and vehicle permit fees.


Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard: Be Safe on the Ice

Last Friday a snowmobile went through the ice on White Lake, everybody was fine, however, Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard sent out a release to remind residents to be safe of the ice. For the full release please CLICK HERE. 

Winter Road Maintenance

From the Road Commission Website The below is their statement of how they determine road priorities

We're often asked how we decide which roads to salt or plow first. It's quite simple: We focus first on the roads with the most traffic, except in situations where abnormal conditions are known to exist or emergencies involving public health and safety occur. That means we'll work on the freeways and major thoroughfares before less-traveled streets. It also means subdivision streets and gravel roads are usually the last to be cleared.

Here's our official winter maintenance priority ranking:

  1. Critical Priority: Roads with more than 10,000 vehicles per day per lane or 40,000 vehicles per day total.

  2. Priority I: Roads with between 2,500 and 10,000 vehicles per day per lane. 

  3. Priority II: Other paved county roads identified on RCOC’s “salt route” maps.

  4. Priority III: Paved roads that do not fall into the above categories, but provide access to hospitals, schools or other significant traffic generators. 

  5.  Priority IV: Roads not included in the above categories, but that are “mile-type” local* roads or “primary”* gravel roads. 

  6. Priority V: All other roads, including subdivision streets.

     *Note: “Local” and “Primary” are technical


WARNING from Road Commission for Oakland County
Plowing Snow into the road can mean a fine or jail time please CLICK HERE for the full article

Highland Township Board Meetings

If the Township ever needs to cancel meetings at the last minute, we will post the cancellation on our Facebook page, Nextdoor account and the Current News page on our website and send out an email to our subscribers.  To subscribe, click here.

How to Stop the Pink Coupon bags

To stop the pink (Select) coupon bags call 1-800-395-3300, it takes a little more than a week for the update to make it to the list of the folks delivering them. If after two (2) weeks the pink bags don’t stop please contact at 248-887-3791 ext 3 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get it reported the manager at the company.


Oakland County Michigan Works and the Veterans' Services Division are launching the Veteran Reboot Job Project. Which is designed to connect U.S. Military Veterans of all ages with employers around the region eager to hire them. The monthly meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Veterans' Services Division offices in Troy and Pontiac. CLICK HERE for more details.

New Jobs Posted

Click here to check our Job Listing page for some new postings.  

Where to Find Bidding Opportunities for Highland Township

Charter Township of Highland has partnered with BidNet as part of the MITN Purchasing Group to post bid opportunities on MITN.  As a vendor, you can register with the MITN Purchasing Group and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting group notification, your company will receive emails once the Charter Township of Highland has a bid opportunity that matches your company's business. In addition, the site handles bid opportunities, RFPs, and RFQs for other member governmental agencies throughout Michigan.

Charter Township of Highland looks forward to providing you with more bid information and simplifying the entire bid, proposal, and quote processes for everyone involved.  We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation.  If you need help registering, please call the MITN Purchasing Group vendor support department toll free 800-835-4603 option 2.

Plots Available at the Highland Cemeteries

The Township has plots available in the two Township Cemeteries. Highland Cemetery is on Milford Rd just north of M-59. West Highland Cemetery is on Hickory Ridge Rd just south of M-59. To learn more, call our Cemetery Sexton at 248-887-6700. 


Tax Bills
Before you pay or file your tax bill please take a close look. If you own the house and occupy it as your principle residence your bill should show 100 % in the box on the bill labeled % Declared as P.R.E.

Click Here to view example. Please note example is in RED, it won’t be on your tax bill.

If you own and occupy the house but your % Declared as P.R.E is 0% please call us immediately at 248-887-3791 ext. 3

 If you have not yet received your tax bill please call the Treasurer's Office at 248-887-3791 ext. 4 

Summer Taxes are due and payable at the Township Offices thru September 14th

Winter Taxes are due and payable at the Township Office thru February 14th


Oakland County Sheriff Arson Review of the Fires in Highland Township

The Oakland County Sheriff Arson Division has provided a report on the fires in Highland Township.
Please Click Here for the report.


Hunter Saftey Tips: Hunt Smart- Hunt Safe

 Oakland County Sheriff Michael J Bouchard has shared how to Hunt Smart and Hunt Safe.  Click Here for Hunter Safety tips.

Information on Medical Marijuana Facilities

Results from the informal survey taken at the first forum where this issue was discussed are available on the Township website here

Results from the informal survey taken at the second meeting are available on the Township website here

Information about the new Medical Marijuana Facilities laws is available on the Township website here

MSU has an informational website on this issue here

Information provided by the Huron Valley Community Coalition is available here

Video of the first public forum meeting is available on the Township Youtube Channel here

Info about rules for placing issues on ballots here

Results from the survey sent out with the summer tax bill here

Sign up for email updates on this issue here



When you see an  button next to one of the titles below please click on it to obtain all the information

Highland Garden Club  

2017 Gravel Road Maintanence Schedule  

Outdoor Warning Siren Testing   The sirens are activated for Tornado Warnings or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings with
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Skywarn 2017 

GFL-USA aquires Rizzo Environmental Services    If you have questions or concerns please call GFL-USA at 844-464-3587. CLICK HERE for the info on the purchase.

Highland's 2017 Hazardous Waste Day  

 Oak Wilt - What you need to know before you cut an Oak Tree!   

 Hunting in Highland  MI-Hunt   or Highland map

Merit Energy and Potential Ground Water Contamination   

Pavillions at Duck Lake and Hickory Ridge Pines Parks Rentals 

Risks of Coal Tar-Based Sealcoat               

What you need to know about Burning in Highland Township  

How to Protect Your Land and Leave a Legacy-                     

Volunteers Needed