Welcome to Powell Township

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About Powell Township

Powell Township established in 1904 welcomes you our website and to our community. 

Powell Township has a population of 816 with about 70% being year round residents. This estimate is based on the 2010 Census and Voter Registration files. The Township has several lakes and rivers ideal for recreation and approximately 45 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. It also includes the small town of Big Bay. 

Residents can find information about the Township Board, copies of Board Minutes, applications for voting, Zoning permits and general questions (when our transfer station open, when are taxes due, etc.) and more on this web site. For Assessing and tax information please use the following link. Residents and owners can view their own assessing information for free but there is a fee for others to view.

Powell Township is a great place to live and raise a family or to retire to and enjoy the beauty and wonders of nature. Powell Township School serves grades pre-school through 8th grade and has won the 2011 Excellence in Education award.

We are here to serve our citizens office hours are: Monday & Thursdays 9am to Noon.

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Census 2020

State of Michigan Launches 2020 Census Website

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the state of Michigan has launched a new website to provide information and resources to Michiganders.

Live as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, the website will be available throughout the census-taking season so residents can have their questions answered, keep up to date on the latest census news and obtain a better understanding about the importance of the census. The website includes a list of frequently asked questions and an interactive map of hard to reach areas, among other things.

To find more resources about the census or to get involved, go to www.michigan.gov/census2020.

The website is one piece of a larger effort to ensure that every Michigander is counted. In particular, the “Count Me In” campaign seeks to let Michigan residents know that responding to the census this year is convenient, confidential and critical to the future of our state.

Residents can fill out the census in multiple languages online, by phone or on a paper form. All answers are completely confidential.

By law, the data can be collected for statistical purposes only and cannot be used against a person. The Census Bureau cannot share or publish any household-specific census data, even to other government agencies.

Ensuring an accurate count of Michiganders is important because roughly $30 billion in federal funding for public safety, schools, housing, health care, and more, as well as one congressional seat, are at stake for Michigan.

The census count will shape Michigan’s social infrastructure for the next decade.

It has come to our attention that some residents of Powell Township whose addresses contain a letter, for example, W1234 Smith Street are struggling to complete the census. The Zoning Administrator and Assessor recommend leaving the letter off when you enter your street address into the system. So, enter 1234 Smith Street instead.

If you have not received a mailing from the census:

  • You can reach out to the census at 1-844-330-2020.
  • You can contact the Clerk’s office for directions to fill out the online census.
  • You can contact the Clerk’s office and have the Clerk, extension 12, or Deputy Clerk, extension 15,  fill out the online census for you, if you are comfortable.

As of 06/14/2020 Currently the Census Response Rate for Powell Township is 15.6%.

Powell Township Offices with Town Hall & Township EMS Hall

Halfway Fire Hall