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Operating under the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, effective midnight March 24, the Charter Township of Shelby closed Township Hall and all associated buildings until June 13. Residents may still call any township department to leave a voicemail message. Appropriate personnel will return calls as soon as possible. Residents can also email township staff at info@shelbytwp.org for general questions.

The Fire Department and the Police Department are responding to emergency calls. Please use discretion when seeking emergency services.

Trash pick-up will continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days, and the Department of Public Works is responding to emergency calls such as water main breaks and sanitary sewer back-ups. Please call 586-731-5990 to leave a voicemail concerning DPW business and dial 911 for emergencies.


The Building Department is actively performing permit processing, plan reviews and inspections.Please note that, in light of the ongoing virus emergency, the Building Department modified its inspection procedures. Inspections of owner-occupied homes are restricted for safety purposes. You may call the Building Department at 586-731-5969 or email building@shelbytwp.org to conduct business.

If your project involves an owner-occupied home, please refer to the information on the Virtual Inspection Program. For other projects, if an inspection request involves the interior of a building, the building or area under inspection must be vacated of personnel at the time of inspection to avoid person to person contact. In all cases, the department observes social distancing and other orders of the Governor.

The Building Department is asking the community to adhere to Best Practice Guidelines for the Construction Industry set forth by the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity.


As we work together to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department is asking patrons to maintain social distancing in our parks. To help facilitate this, we’ve closed some amenities such as playgrounds and active recreation sites such as basketball and volleyball courts.

As part of her extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order April 24, Governor Gretchen Whitmer removed restrictions on golf courses and motorized boating areas. With this, Shelby Township has reopened the disc golf course at River Bends Park, and we ask users to practice social distancing and restrict gathering in groups during use. For the safety of our residents and per the governor’s order, the River Bends Park Trap and Archery Range and the Woodall Park Skate Park remain closed.

The 41 A District Court remains open for all essential matters during this time. The court is adjourning all but essential issues as there will be limited in-person assistance at the front counter.Make payments via the court's dropbox or online. Closures for the 41 A District Court are set by the State of Michigan’s Court Administrator. For more information on the court’s hours and access, please call the court at 586-739-7325.

Visit shelbytwp.org/local_government for a department directory. Information is also regularly updated at shelbytwp.org/covid-19.

Letter from Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis regarding "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order


Things To Know:
  • The 41 A District Court remains open for all essential matters
  • We do not anticipate any interruption of service for GFL Environmental Services at this time
  • If residents have a situation that can be resolved over the phone by speaking with a police officer, we urge them to call 586-731-2121.

  • Trash pick-up will continue on normally scheduled pick-up days, and the Department of Public Works is responding to emergency calls such as water main breaks and sanitary sewer back-ups. Please call 586-731-5990 for all DPW related emergencies
  • The township has several ways residents can digitally transact business at shelbytwp.org/online_services


Macomb County Health Department: 586-463-3750
COVID-19 Testing: Contact primary care provider
Nonemergency Number: 586-731-2121

Do not call 911 for:

  • Questions about Coronavirus
  • Questions about where to get tested
  • If you are experiencing mild symptoms like low fever or cough


Who should you call?

  • Your primary care physician
  • Macomb County Health Department


Visit Macomb County Health Department website for information.

Only call 911 for emergencies, if you are having trouble breathing or experiencing a high fever and need EMS.