COVID-19 UPDATE



Effective Immediately, Independence Township Hall, Senior Center, Fire Stations and DPW will remain closed to the public through April 13th,
per Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order, to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Township essential services will continue and Township employees will be available to answer phones or e-mails from our residents.  We are asking everyone to utilize the online services or e-mail.

ASSESSING:
Property Transfer Affidavits (PTA's) and Principle Residence Exemption Forms (PRE's) may be faxed (248-625-2585) or emailed in to assess@indtwp.com and the originals mailed to Township Hall. Property record card information is available online or by calling into the office. We will email the information requested out to the public.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT
:
Building and Trade Permit Applications are available on the Township website at www.indtwp.com.  Go to Departments/Building, Planning & Zoning/Printable Forms.  Please submit completed applications via e-mail to buildingdept@indtwp.com.  Currently, the only accepted form of payment is check, please make checks payable to "Charter Township of Independence".  Contact the Building Department directly for questions, 248-625-8111 or via e-mail at buildingdept@indtwp.com. 

Due to the Governor’s Executive Order, effective March 24, 2020 through April 13, 2020, the Building Department will conduct inspections on an emergency basis only.  Inspections will not be done on an occupied home until further notice.  The Department will have limited staffing until April 13, 2020.  For Building Code related questions or emergency inspection requests, please call (248) 459-0825.  For Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement questions, please call (248) 459-1649.

CLERK’S OFFICE:
FOIA Request Applications can be found on the website, completed and e-mailed to foia@indtwp.com or faxed to the Clerk’s Office at 248-625-2585.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, licenses and permits obtained through the Clerk's office have been suspended until further notice.  We will not be accepting applications for:  Solicitors, Floating Retail Sales, Special Events, Right of Way Disruption, Solid Waste Hauler until further notice.

The May 5, 2020 Special Election for Waterford Schools (Precinct 12 voters only) has been cancelled.  Applications for absentee ballots should be discarded.

Residents may register to vote online at www.michigan.gov/sos.

PARKS, RECREATION & SENIORS:
All programs, events, and classes in a Township facility and off-site have been suspended until further notice.

Spring Break Camp has been cancelled for the week of March 30.  All registered participants will receive a full refund.

All facility rentals have been suspended until further notice.

Parks will remain open, however playground equipment is closed per Oakland County Emergency Order.

All public gatherings and events at our Senior Community Center have been suspended until further notice. 
The Senior Community Center will continue with Meals on Wheels and transportation services. 
AARP Tax Preparation has been cancelled at the Senior Community Center.

If you need to register for a program, class or event you are encouraged to utilize online or phone registration.

For specific Senior Community Center questions, please call 248-625-8231.

For specific Parks & Recreation questions, please call 248-625-8223.

TREASURER’S OFFICE:
Dog Licenses can be purchased through the mail and online at Oakland County Animal Control’s website.  Remember, dog licenses will not be delinquent until after June 1st

Park Passes may be purchased online at www.oakgov.com.

Utility Payments may be mailed using the enclosed envelope provided with the bill.  Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 248-625-5115 with any questions. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  Stay Home and Stay Safe.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Independence Township has launched a new hotline and e-mail address directed to our Fire Department staffed 24/7 to address COVID-19 concerns.  Please e-mail HELP@INDTWP.COM or call 248-519-4410. 
If it's an Emergency, dial 911.

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.

Please refer to the Oakland County COVID-19 Webpage for local information.

Comcast has opened Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity

WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Please see the Comcast Press Release for additional information.

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce has added a "Open for Carry-Out, Drive-Thru and/or Delivery" Restaurant Directory to their website.

Free meals available

Our incredible school districts, Waterford School District and Clarkston Community Schools, are offering free meals to individuals under the age of 18 and those with disabilities under the age of 26.