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Shelby Township Government

The mission of Shelby Township government is to serve the interests of our residents by providing and maintaining a secure environment that enhances the quality of life in our community. We are committed to the highest standards of performance. We continually strive to provide the most efficient and effective level of government service for Shelby Township residents and business owners at the least possible cost for taxpayers.

Assessing Department

Matt Schmidt
The Assessing Department deals with legal descriptions and property location maps of land. It improves buildings, administers and oversees a number of real property and personal property tax exemption programs, provides tax information, and serves as a source for real and personal property valuation issues and assessment administration.

Assessing Department
Municipal Offices-Lower Level
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5910

Building Department
Director Tim Wood

The Building Department administers and enforces ordinance provisions pertaining to fences, sidewalks, tree and woodland preservation, and unsafe buildings and zoning. It deals with any building problems or concerns.

Upper Level Municipal Building
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5969
Community Relations Department
Director Brad D. Bates
The Shelby Township Community Relations Department provides accurate information to the public through all means of communication. The Community Relations Department is subdivided into two divisions: Communications and Broadcast Services, which oversees the Shelby TV studios and content. 
51690 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 254-7130 

41A District Court

Judge Douglas Shepherd

The 41A District Court Department serves the public and protects rights, interprets and upholds the law, and provides fair, accessible, effective and responsive forums for the resolution of civil, criminal and traffic matters. It works to create a just, timely, equal and fair environment established on public trust and confidence.

41-A District Court
51660 Van Dyke

Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 739-7325

Clerk's Office

Clerk Stanley Grot
Deputy Clerk Craig Cowper        

The Clerk’s Office is the official keeper of the Township Records as well as overseeing the administration of elections and the keeping of voter registrations. This office deals with the Historical, Beautification, Sidewalk and Solid Waste and Recycling Committees. They also deal with the Fire and Police Pension and Retirement Board, and several other committees and commissions as well as the Building Authority.


Stanley T. Grot, Clerk
Charter Township of Shelby
52700 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5102

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Department of Public Works

Director Dave Miller         

The Department of Public Works is dedicated to maintaining a safe, potable water supply for domestic use and fire suppression.  It deals with sewage and water questions, and may also answer questions regarding water bills and rates.


Shelby Township Department of Public Works
6333 23 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5990
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Finance Department

Director Allan McDonald

The Finance Department assists in budget monitoring. It oversees the Township’s fixed asset program and five-year financial model. It deals with the Blue Cross membership collection system, Capital Project Plan and coordinates with other township projects. If a citizen or company is calling because Shelby Twp. didn’t pay a bill, or if the township is writing a check or giving money to someone else, call Finance.

Financial Management
Municipal Offices-Lower Level
52700 Van Dyke

Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5663

Fire Station #1

Chief Jim Swinkowski                                                                                                              For Emergencies Call: 911

The Fire Station’s mission is to reduce deaths, injuries, and property loss from fire, hazardous material incidents, emergency medical situations, and other disaster/emergency by being proactive in providing excellent, state of the art, pace setting, life and property preservation and emergency services in a professional and cost effective manner. This Department can answer questions regarding station tours, Ambulance/Fire Reports, Public Education, or general information.


Fire Chief James Swinkowski
Station 1 and Headquarters
6345 23 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-3476 

Human Resources (H.R.)

Director Lisa Suida

The Human Resource Department is responsible for the recruitment, selection and administration of the Township’s workforce. It deals with people who are applying for government office jobs in the Shelby Township offices.

Human Resource Department
Municipal Offices-Upper Level
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 726-7241

Shelby Township Library
Director Katie Ester

The library answers questions, comments, and concerns regarding hours of operation, information about library cards and borrowing policies, E-books, library computers, books, etc.


Shelby Township Library
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 739-7414 


Ordinance Department
Enf. Officer Carol Septer

The Ordinance Department deals with the Police Department, Fire Department, Building Department, Department of Public Works, and the Recreation and Maintenance Department. It enforces ordinances such as Tree & Woodland Preservation, anti-Blight, Litter, Business Licenses, Sidewalk, Animal Control, Solid Waste, and several sections of the Zoning Ordinance.


Charter Township of Shelby
Code Enforcement Office
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 726-7248

Parks and Recreation

Director Joe Youngblood

The Parks and Recreation Department deals with questions regarding organized sports, leisure, cultural and educational programs, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Comments, questions, or concerns regarding events or the safety of events put on by Shelby Township is handled by the Parks and Recreation Department.


PRM Building-Shelby Township Municipal Campus
52700 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-0300

Planning Department

Acting Director Julijana Misich            

The Planning Department supervises the long-range planning for the community and reviews all development proposals submitted to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. It prepares agendas, coordinates reviews with other departments, and deals with public notification requirements.


Planning and Zoning Department
Municipal Building, Upper Level
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 726-7243 


Police Department

Chief Robert Shelide                                                                               For Emergencies Call: 911           

Shelby Township’s Police Department deals with keeping the Township a place where people are secure in their homes, businesses, and travels. The new department is located directly behind the Hope Chapel on the township grounds.

Shelby Township Police Department
52530 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-2121 



Pattie Koenig                                                                                            For Emergencies Call: 911

The Dispatch Department sends out vehicles and teams of people out to a variety of locations when emergency situations occur.


Shelby Township Police Department
52530 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-2121 


Supervisor's Office
Supervisor Rick Stathakis

The Supervisor works cooperatively to solve problems, address public concerns, and overall works to build a stronger township.

Shelby Township Supervisor
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5154 

Treasury Department

Michael Flynn      

The Treasurer is solely responsible for the receipt, deposit, control and disbursement of all receipts (taxes and all other revenues) of the Township on a daily basis. If citizens or businesses are writing checks to Shelby Township and trying to give the township money, call the Treasury Department.


Township Treasurer
Main Floor Municipal Building
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 731-5145