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Summer property tax statements issued July 1

Shelby Township  summer property tax statements were issued July 1 and are payable through Sept. 16, 2019, without penalty.

Bills can be paid in the following methods:
Online at or phone, toll free, by calling 844-701-5086. Pay with credit (2.5 percent fee), debit ($3.95 fee) or (online only) echeck ($1 fee).

Drop box at the 24 Mile Road exit and North Entrance of the municipal building. Or mail a check to 52700 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp., MI 48316. All payments must be in or postmarked by Sept. 16.

Fifth Third Bank branches in Shelby Township. Pay by cash or check. Visit for locations and hours.

Pay in person at the municipal offices with cash, check, credit, or debit (applicable fees for credit or debit) 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Law prohibits Shelby Township from regulating fireworks 11 AM-11:45 PM, June 29-July 5

The state of Michigan sets regulations governing the use of consumer-grade fireworks through laws passed by the state legislature. In Shelby Township, the Board of Trustees has adopted the most stringent allowances on consumer-grade fireworks permissible under state law.

Because of recent changes to the state law, there are new hours for fireworks use this year surrounding the Independence Day holiday. The new law prohibits Shelby Township from regulating the use of consumer-grade fireworks from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. between June 29 and July 5.

Following Independence Day, the only remaining allowable windows for the use of consumer-grade fireworks in the township are between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and between 11 a.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020.

All other uses of consumer-grade fireworks within Shelby Township are prohibited. Report illicit use to the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121. Report concerns regarding the sale of consumer-grade fireworks, 24/7, to the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at 517-388-6715. For more information on state laws regarding fireworks, visit

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Consumers Energy announces pipeline project timeline

Consumers Energy has informed Shelby Township that it will begin tree clearing within the ITC Holdings Corp. corridor that runs north to south west of Schoenherr Road throughout the township. Tree clearing will begin this month prior to construction of a new pipeline within the corridor in May 2019.


Consumers Energy said tree clearing is being done early because of environmental regulations and ground conditions. Crews will be working at different locations on different days along the 7.5-mile corridor for three to four weeks. Specific day-by-day schedules were not available, but crews have already started tree clearing in Sterling Heights.


Crews should not be in any one location for very long, so the impact to specific landowners should be limited to one or two days. Crews will begin work between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and will work until 6 p.m.


For question and comments regarding the project, contact Consumers Energy at 800-731-2257 or email Visit for more information.

Click here to view a map and timeline for the Consumers Energy pipeline project

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Stoney Creek Trail will be closed until May 15

As the bridges along the Stoney Creek Trail are replaced with asphalt paths, the trail will be closed until May 15. During the closure we are asking trail users to use the posted detour routes. If you have questions regarding the bridge replacement project, please contact the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Office at 586-731-0300.

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Electronics Recycling to be held free for township residents April 27 and Oct. 26
As part of agreements between the Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee (SWRC), GFL Services and American Recycling, the popular Electronics Recycling event is free of charge to residents of Shelby Township.

Unfortunately, because of increases in costs to recycle electronics, the program has been reduced to two collections per year, April 27, 2019 and Oct. 26, 2019. Also new this year is that the program is open ONLY to Shelby Township residents. 

Collections will take place at River Bends Park at 5700 22 Mile Road. There is no cost for Shelby Township residents. The April 27 event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Oct. 26 collection will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no recycling events in January, February or March.

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24/7 secure medication disposal available at STPD

Keep prescription medicine away from our children and out of our water supply by using the drug disposal drop box in the main lobby of the Shelby Township Police Station at 52530 Van Dyke Avenue (south of 24 Mile Road). Drop-off is available 24 hours a day. For more information, call the Police Department at 586-731-2121.

Simple Recycling program offers recycling options

Beginning the first week of April, Simple Recycling will be transitioning from green bags to orange bags making the bags and items more distinguishable from the regular trash and recycling placed on the curb. Shelby residents can expect to receive an orange postcard and two (2) orange Simple Recycling bags in the mail the last week of March. During the transition, Simple Recycling will still pick up the green bags if they are left out and will leave additional orange Simple Recycling bags for future use.

If you need additional bags, call 866-835-5068, visit, or email Read More...
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Michigan Public Service Commission Smart Meter Report

The Michigan Public Service Commission, which is the state agency that presides over utilities and has the jurisdiction to regulate utility practices, released a report May 15, 2013 asking for a "smart meter" opt-out program as well as its rulings on any/all safety hazards associated with the meters. Click the link below to view the report:

"Smart meter" opt-out report from the May 15, 2013 Michigan Public Service Commission meeting 


You can contact the MPSC at 800-292-9555 for more information on the meters and the commission’s rulings on the meters and opt-out program,

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Township seeks for volunteers  to serve on committees

Shelby Township is seeking volunteers to serve on some of its advisory committees. Committee members must attend regular, monthly meetings and may be asked to help with events and activities organized by the committee. Currently, the township has vacancies on its Beautification Committee, Historical Committee and the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee.


For details regarding specific committees, click here to visit the committee directory. Applications can be downloaded and must be submitted to the Clerk's Office prior to consideration. For more information contact the Clerk's Office at 586-731-5102.