Below are answers to general frequently asked questions. For questions regarding specific departments or services please see categories in the left navigation menu (on mobile devices select "Sub Menu" first).
For additional questions please contact the appropriate Township department or call (248) 846-6500
What are the office hours for Springfield Township?
Township Department business hours are Monday - Friday as follows:
- Assessing, Building, Clerk, Planning, Supervisor, Treasurer: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Parks & Recreation: 9am - 12 noon and 1pm - 5pm
- Fire: Monday - Thursday 9am - 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm
- Friday: 9am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm
Library hours are Monday through Saturday as follows:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday: 12 noon - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
All departments are located at the Springfield Township Civic Center except the Fire Department, whose business office is located at 10280 Rattalee Lake Road (corner of Rattalee Lake Road and Dixie Highway).
Can you give me directions to the Civic Center?
The Springfield Township Civic Center is located at 12000 Davisburg Road, directly across the road from Davisburg Elementary School and just east of the intersection of Davisburg and Ormond Roads.
What school district serves Springfield Township?
Springfield Township is serviced by several public school districts. The western side of the Township is in the Holly Area School District, while the eastern side is in the Clarkston Community School District (except for a small number of properties in the extreme northeast section of the Township which are in the Brandon School District). Several private elementary and secondary schools are also located in Springfield Township. For more information on schools click here.
How many acres do I need to keep a horse on my property?
You need four acres for the first horse and an additional acre for each horse thereafter. For example, if you have seven acres, you may have four horses. For more on Springfield Township's animal regulations click here.
How do I arrange for garbage pickup?
Springfield Township residents and businesses contract individually with private waste haulers, some of whom also provide limited recycling service. New Township residents are encouraged to check with neighbors regarding their choice of waste haulers.
How do I locate my well, septic tank and septic field?
Contact the Oakland County Health Division at (248) 858-1280, which issues well and septic permits.
You may also visit the Oakland County web site .
Whom do I call for a water bill status?
Most homes and businesses in Springfield Township do not have water bills since most properties are serviced by individual wells and on-site septic systems. There is one small area (located off of Dixie Highway near its southern entrance to the Township) that is serviced by a public sewage treatment system operated by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. For information, contact the Drain Commissioner's Office at (248) 858-0958 or visit the Oakland County web site .
What cable television company serves Springfield Township?
Springfield is serviced by
- Comcast Cable. Phone: (888) 266-2278
- AT&T U-Verse may be available in some areas. Phone: (888) 288-2020
Whom do I call regarding road conditions?
Although Springfield Township funds annual dust control and graveling programs, and has also contributed funds to several high-priority projects (such as the Dixie Highway improvements), the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is the agency responsible for maintaining public roads in the Township. Contact the RCOC's Citizen Services Department at (248) 858-4804 or visit the Oakland County web site if you have questions or concerns. There are also some roads in the Township that are private, which are usually maintained by a homeowner's or condominium association.
How do I get a burn permit?
You can contact the office of the Springfield Township Fire Department at (248) 625-6699 or register online by visiting springfield.burnpermit.us
I have a basement filled with things I want to get rid of. Any suggestions?
Springfield Township subsidizes an annual Spring Clean-Up for Township residents, usually in April or early May. Call or visit the Civic Center or check back on this site in April for more information.
What facilities are available for service group meetings and events?
The Township's Hart Community Center, located at 495 Broadway, is available for such use. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department for details. The Springfield Township Civic Center is also available for service groups. In addition, there are many other facilities in our Township, such as the Oakland County Parks' Springfield Oaks Activity Center and the Clarkston and Holly School District elementary schools, that are available for such uses.
What newspaper does Springfield Township use for its legal publication?
Springfield Township currently uses the Oakland Press as its legal publication. Agendas for Township Board, Planning Commission and ZBA meetings are posted on our website here as soon as they are available. Complete Legal Notices can be found in the Oakland Press and on their website.
How many acres do I need to keep chickens on my property?
You need one and a half acres for the first chicken and a quarter acre for each chicken thereafter. For example, if you have two acres, you may have three chickens. For more on Springfield Township's animal regulations click here.
Do I need a permit to build a shed on my property?
A building permit is not required for sheds under 200 square feet, unless electrical is being run to the structure. All structures must adhere to property line setbacks for the applicable zoning district, which can be found here.