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.   

The last day for Compost pick up was Friday December 8th.



Highland Township Offices Holiday Closures
The Highland Township Offices will be closed on Friday Dec. 22nd and Monday Dec. 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

The Township offices will also be closed on Friday Dec. 29th and Mon. Jan. 1st for the New Year Holiday.

Since both Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on a weekday, our Trash pick up will be on the Saturdays of those weeks. Saturday December 30th and Saturday January 6th.
If you have any issues or concerns on those Saturdays please call GFL direct at 844-464-3587

And you can always call and leave a message at our office 248-887-3791 ext. 3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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
    Critical Priority roads are paved state and county roads with traffic volumes normally greater than 10,000 vehicles per day per single lane, and/or 40,000 vehicles per day with roads four or more lanes.
  2. Priority I
    Priority I roads are paved state and county roads with volumes of 2,500 to 10,000 vehicles per day per single lane. In addition, terrain and road alignment are factors in assigning this priority. Priority I may also be assigned to roads to achieve route continuity and efficiency.
  3. Priority II
    Priority II roads are other paved county roads. Priority II roads may be maintained as part of higher priority routes, but are generally maintained after Critical and Priority I roads are cleared.
  4. Priority III
    Priority III roads are those paved roads providing access to hospitals, schools, and other significant traffic generators, and not categorized as Critical, Priority I or Priority II roads.


Highland Township is looking for a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) member.

The ZBA meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s.  $50 per meeting.  The ZBA hears appeals, evaluates requests for interpretations and approves or denies dimensional variances. A variance is permission from the ZBA to allow a deviation from the code or ordinance as it pertains to zoning matters. Zoning codes are in place to regulate the use of land within a community. To bypass a zoning code, the property owner is required permission from the ZBA for a variance.

Requirement: Must be a registered voter in Highland Township

Click here for application

Please email Resume and Application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.


Red Box Food Drive

Highland White Lake Business Association Red Box Food Drive runs thru December 15, 2017. Many local businesses are drop off sites. The Highland Township Fire Department and the Highland Township Offices both have Red Boxes. 

For more information please contact Amy at HWLBA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. CLICK HERE for flyer.


Highland DDA's Festival of Tree
Trees are lit from the December 1st through December 31st. Bundle up the family and come stroll through Downtown Highland's Festival of Tree's.  It’s free, it’s fun and it’s healthy!  Make it a new family tradition. CLICK HERE for flyer.

Any questions please contact the DDA at 248-887-7200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Animal Control

Oakland County Animal Control has moved to 1200 N Telegraph 42 East Pontiac, MI 48341 call 248-858-1090.


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.


 Current Road Construction Projects

Click Here for information on current road construction projects in Highland Township.


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. 


2017 Summer 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 


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.



 The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to be careful when driving this fall, and remember “Don’t Veer for Deer!” Click Here for the full release from Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard.


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 70 mph winds or greater.


Skywarn 2017 

GFL-USA aquires Rizzo Environmental Services    If you have questions or concerns please call GFL-USA at 844-464-3587

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