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The Assessor will review the facts on the property record card. Staff will fact check the card with the homeowner. If any discrepancies are found, a physical inspection might be needed, and a correction can be made at the July or December BOR.
Normal repairs and maintenance will not increase the assessment on your home. There are several interior and exterior repairs that can be made to keep up the appearance of your home without increasing taxes if they are not part of a complete modernization. A good rule of thumb is to inquire about a permit before starting any building alteration or installation work. Check with the Assessing Department for a list of home repairs and improvements that can be made without increasing your taxes.
Unfinished buildings are estimated for that portion of the total value that is completed on December 31st.
To request an inspection, a legal tenant must complete an Inspection Request Form and pay the fee of $20 prior to the inspection being scheduled.
Residents of the township have the option to register to vote through the Michigan Voter Information Center online or by utilizing the mail-in or in-person registration services provided at the Pittsfield Charter Township Clerk’s Office or any Michigan Secretary of State Office. It's important to note that a modification in your driver’s license address will automatically update your voter registration address, and conversely, changes to your voter registration address will reflect in your driver’s license records.
Residents seeking to vote by mail must first ensure they are registered to vote and then complete an Absent Voter Ballot Application, providing a valid signature for the purpose of identity verification. These applications can be conveniently submitted through the Michigan Voter Information Center online. Alternatively, residents may choose to print the application, complete it, and send it electronically to the Clerk’s Office. Additionally, applications can be submitted by mail or dropped off in person at the Clerk’s Office, located at 6201 W Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
To initiate a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request, individuals can complete the form available at the Clerk's Office. Alternatively, they may submit a comprehensive written request by mail or fax at (734) 944-8024. Additionally, requests can be made by sending an email to the Clerk's Office.
The public body is granted five business days to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, commencing on the day following its receipt (or six days if submitted by mail or fax). In the case of unclear requests, a response is provided within five business days after clarification. Complex requests may necessitate a financial deposit and an extended fulfillment period.
Individuals intending to solicit and/or peddle in Pittsfield Charter Township must obtain a Transient Merchant License. Online applications are available, and applicants are urged to thoroughly review all provided information.
Certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage Records can be obtained from the Vital Records Office of the county where the corresponding event occurred. It's important to note that each county retains records solely for events (birth, death, and marriage) within its jurisdiction. Additionally, requests can be submitted by mail.
Marriage license applications can be obtained at the Vital Records Office located within the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office, situated at 200 N. Main St. (at Ann St.) in Ann Arbor. For inquiries, please contact (734) 222-6720."
Consumers are encouraged to initiate contact with their video/cable provider to address any concerns. In cases where a resolution proves challenging, contacting the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is recommended for assistance in resolving issues with the video/cable provider. The state website offers detailed information on how to file a complaint, including details on Public Act 2009-004.
Support of the Market has established free programs including: bimonthly healthy cooking demonstrations, live music, Master Gardener consultations, an artisan showcase, and weekly kids’ activities. Partnerships with local institutions such as the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and Leslie Science and Nature Center added interactive family programming. These free activities educate consumers about healthy food preparation and sustainable gardening practices, promote Michigan agriculture, and encourage community engagement.
We look forward to working with you this year to continue to grow a successful market, while helping the economy thrive and being a friend to the earth.
The In-Person, Open Air Market is held every Thursday, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, June through September, rain or shine.Online ordering is available now! Order at pittsfieldtownship.localfoodmarketplace.com, starting Saturdays 8:00 AM through 11:59 PM on Mondays for convenient, no-contact pick up on Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 PM at our Platt and Michigan Ave. location.
We also have special Pop Up Markets! Sign up for our e-newsletter to get updates about special markets and what’s available each week!
Yes! The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market accepts Bridge Cards, P-EBT cards, and participates in the Double Up Food Bucks Program, as well as Prescription for Health. Some vendors accept WIC Project Fresh. Double Up Food Bucks matches Bridge Card and P-EBT purchases up to $50 a Market day for Michigan produce. Stop by the Farmers Market information tent to learn more!
The best way to find out about the weekly Farmers Market activities is to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can click on the link below. You can also follow us on Facebook for frequent updates.
Smoke alarms should be tested every month and batteries replaced at least once a year or as needed. All alarms that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.
Chapter 10, Article III of the Fire Prevention and Protection Code bans outdoor open burning except in areas zoned AG (agricultural district). In these areas open burning is allowable with notification to the Fire Department. Other types of open burning such as for recreational purposes do not require prior notification, although the fire marshal reserves the right to prohibit any open burning during a fire alert, warning, or when atmospheric or local conditions make such burning hazardous.
No. Animal complaints should be directed to Metro Dispatch at 734-994-2911.
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A Knox Box is a way for firefighters to gain entry to buildings without causing damage. During a fire alarm when no obvious signs of fire are apparent, firefighters can gain access to buildings to check whether an alarm is false or there is a problem. The advantage is there is no unnecessary damage caused by firefighters during a false alarm. You may contact Fire Marshal John DeCaro at 734.822.4964 with any questions.
If you are experiencing a backup please contact the Utilities Department immediately at 734.822.3105 or call 734.822.2107 after hours. Do not attempt to stop the flow of water back up through the floor drain. Added obstruction could cause serious damage to your household drainage system.
A large amount of rainwater overwhelmed the sanitary sewer. Stormwater should drain away from the home and into a stormwater drainage area, not into the sanitary sewer.
Please take inventory, including photos of all damaged items in and around your home, for your records/insurance needs. You will then need to contact your homeowners insurance company and file a claim. A claim also needs to be filed with Pittsfield Charter Township, and can be accessed online. Completed forms, photos, and all other documentation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The storm drains are maintained by the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office. If you see an issue with a County Drain, please contact them via phone at 734.222.6860 or report the issue online.
Residents should call 911 to report a flooding emergency. All non-emergency issues including flooding and street drainage blockages should be reported to the Water Resource Commissioner's Office by phone at 734.222.6860 or by email at email@example.com.
Flood water can contain hazardous materials including backups from the sanitary sewer, chemicals, and pollutants. Clean-up and drying should occur as quickly as possible to minimize mold and the risk of additional problems. Here are some recommended steps to take when dealing with a flooded basement:
Please contact the Utilities Department at 734.822.3105 regarding any bulk pick-up needs related to flooding.
• What should or should not be built next to your home or business?• What amenities should your neighborhood park have? • Where can land be developed for residential use? Industrial? Commercial?• What public transit opportunities may be available?• Will that empty property down the road be preserved?
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From the Ordinance:"The use of charcoal, wood, propane, natural gas or any other open flame cooking or grilling appliances on covered patios or covered porches of multi-family dwellings with three or more units is prohibited. All such use must be in compliance with the Fire Prevention Code of Pittsfield Charter Township."
If you live in a building with only one or two units, such as a duplex or single-family house then it doesn't apply to you.
From the Ordinance:"A patio wood-burning unit may be installed and used in the township only in accordance with all of the following provisions:
The patio wood-burning unit shall not be used to burn refuse.The patio wood-burning unit shall burn only clean wood.The patio wood-burning unit shall be located at least 15 feet from the nearest structure.The patio wood-burning unit shall not cause a nuisance to neighborsThe use of a patio wood-burning unit is prohibited on balconies and covered porches of multi-family dwellings.
From the Ordinance:
"(g) Outdoor campfires and bonfires for cooking, ceremonies, or recreation are allowed provided they do not cause a nuisance.
(h) Open burning under this section shall only be conducted at a location at least 50 feet from any structure and 15 feet from any property line.
(i) Except for campfires and bonfires, open burning shall only be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and one hour prior to dusk.
(j) A bonfire shall not be more than five feet wide and five feet high and shall not burn longer than three hours. The maximum size and duration of a bonfire shall not be increased by the fire department personnel unless it is determined that fire safety requirements of the situation and the desirable duration of a burn warrant the increase. Fuel for a bonfire shall consist solely of seasoned dry firewood and shall be ignited with a small quantity of paper. The fire shall not be utilized for waste disposal purposes.
(k) Open burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person of at least 18 years of age until the fire is extinguished and is cold. The person shall have readily available for use such fire extinguishing equipment as may be necessary for the total control of the fire."
Parks & Recreation Department is located at 701 W. Ellsworth Road and has office hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday and 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday through Friday.
To determine your zoning district, view the Zoning Map.
Information regarding permitted or conditional land uses in the township can be found in the Land Use tables in Article 4, Section 4.20 and Section 4.21 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Information about the Form Based District can found in Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Any sign requires a permit to be issued by the township. Apply for a permit using the Sign Permit Application. Information regarding signs can be found in Article 15 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Fences require a permit to be issued by the township. Apply for a permit using the Fence Permit Application. Information regarding fences can be found in Section 13.06 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Accessory buildings are permitted. Information regarding accessory buildings can be found in Section 8.03 of the Zoning Ordinance. Any accessory building over 200 square feet will require a building permit.
Information regarding setbacks and density for each zoning district can be found in Article 4 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Information about site plan requirements can be found in Article 9 of the Zoning Ordinance. Section 9.02 identifies the proposals that would require a Commercial Site Plan Application.
It shall be unlawful for any person to create, assist in creating, permit, continue, or permit the continuance of any unreasonably loud, disturbing, unusual or unnecessary noise that either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the limits of the township. Read the full Noise Ordinance for more information.
A license is required to solicit in Pittsfield Charter Township. All approvals available for review. Soliciting is not allowed from dusk to 9am. Read our Transient Merchant (Solicitors / Vendors) Ordinance for more information.
The False Alarm ordinance was established as a service charge to defray costs of police and fire responses to false alarms. This ordinance encourages businesses and individuals to properly install and maintain their alarm systems. Presently the charge is waived for the 1st and 2nd false alarm of each calendar year. The 3rd and every subsequent activation during a calendar year requiring a response carries a $100 service charge.
Pittsfield Township requires a permit for open burning. Please call 734 822-4911 and speak with a fire department representative for details on how to obtain a permit. Read more FAQ’s about the Open Burn Ordinance.
Winter taxes: 3% penalty and a 1% interest fee is added on the unpaid principal starting February 15th through February 28th. Unpaid real property taxes are turned over to the Washtenaw County Treasurer 734.222.6600 on March first as delinquent. Personal Property and mobile home taxes do not go to the County Treasurer’s office for collection. They are collected at our office.
Personal property: Business machinery and equipment, furniture & fixtures
Please Note: We only send out one bill. If the mortgage company requests the bill and the homeowner would like a copy, the homeowner must call to request a copy 734-822-3140.
Leaves and grass clippings must be placed in brown paper composting bags or in a trash container with handles , no larger than 35 gallons, that is clearly marked "yard waste". Labels are available at the Township Administration Building from the Utilities Customer Service department. Yard waste containers must be set at least two feet away from other containers. Yard waste is collected weekly starting the first full week of April and ending the first full week of December. Be sure to have yard waste at the curb by 7:00 AM the day of pickup.
In case of water emergencies during business hours, please call 734.822.3105. After business hours and on the weekends, please call 734.822.2107.
Old rubbish and recycling carts must be returned to Republic Services. Please contact our Utilities and Municipal Services customer service at 734-822-3105 M-F, 8am-5pm to arrange for your old cart to be picked up.
The Washtenaw County Home Toxics Reduction Center is a permanent drop-off site where residents can safely dispose of household hazardous wastes. All services are provided free of charge. For more information call 734.222.6874 or the information line at 734.222.3950.
To report a power outage or downed power line please contact DTE Energy directly at 1.800.477.4747 or at the DTE Website.