In the interest of public safety, and the safety of our staff due to COVID-19 concerns, our office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need to contact us, you can still call us and leave a message or feel free to send an email to info@libertytwp.us.

Permits and forms can be found and downloaded from this website page, and for those without internet access, requests can be submitted by mail to: Liberty Township, 101 W. Liberty Rd., Clarklake, MI 49234-9626.

Payments can be made by utilizing our drop box out front, or by US mail. Please mail payments to the address listed above. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in these matters.

*** Nominating Petitions - Due by April 20th, 2020 ***

As a result of the COVID-19 situation, nominating petitions for the Liberty Township Elected Offices are available through the clerk's office by clicking here, sending an email to info@libertytwp.us, or by leaving a message at the office and arrangements can be made to pick one up.

All petitions are due back to the clerk's office for filing by 5 p.m. on April 20th, 2020. Arrangements will need to made with the clerk for you to return this back to the office.

Liberty Township
Jackson County, Michigan

Liberty Township is located in the County of Jackson in Clarklake, Michigan, and is mainly a rural residential community mixed with farms and wildlife along with businesses that are scattered throughout the area.

  • Liberty Township HallClarklake, Michigan
  • Fire DepartmentLiberty Township
  • Liberty TownshipPicnics, Gatherings and More!
  • Crispell LakeBoat Launch Area
  • Farming Fields
  • Beautiful Scenery

SPECIAL NOTICE - Beginning in January of 2020, Liberty Board of Trustees Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at the Liberty Township Fire Station, 1205 Lindsey Rd, Jackson, MI 49201. Start time of 7:00 pm remains the same.


Township Hall Rental
As of January 1, 2020, Liberty Township will no longer rent the Township Hall for community activities. The Pavilion will remain available at no charge on a first come, first serve basis. (read more)

Board of Trustee Meetings - Location Change
Beginning with the January 14, 2020, Liberty Board of Trustees Meeting, all subsequent meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at the Liberty Township Fire Station, 1205 Lindsey Rd. Start time of 7:00 pm remains the same. (read more)

Recreational Marijuana Ordinance No. 29
Prohibition of Recreational Marijuana Establishments Ordinance - Effective: October 17, 2019 (read more)

Sewer Bills - Change of Address as of 1/1/19
Liberty Residents with Sewer Hookup: As of January 1, 2019, sewer bills are now paid at Liberty Township. Mailing address: 101 W. Liberty Rd. Clarklake, MI 49234 (read more)

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Regular Board Meeting - March 19
CANCELED. (read more)


Jan 14  Regular Board Meeting
Jan 20  Office Closed
Feb 11  Regular Board Meeting
Feb 17  Office Closed
Mar 19  Regular Board Meeting
Apr 14  Regular Board Meeting
May 12  Regular Board Meeting
May 25  Office Closed
Jun 9  Regular Board Meeting
Oct 12  Office Closed
Dec 31  Office Closed


Liberty Township Facts

  • The Township is split between 5 post office zip codes within Jackson County, MI.
  • There are 5 school districts and 3 intermediate school districts.
  • We have two lakes within our borders with public access - Round Lake and Crispell Lake.
    · A public boat launch for Pine Hill Lake is also in our Township.
  • Commercial activity is located along US-127 with isolated businesses scattered throughout the Township.
  • Location Coordinates: N 42 degrees 06.129’, W 084 degrees 24.149’, Elevation 990

Please Note: Liberty Landfill is not owned or operated by Liberty Township. Their phone number is (517) 787-1177.

Our History

Our Township was first settled in 1835. Those settlers came to a forested land abundant in wildlife and inhabited by Native Americans. The early pioneers overcame many obstacles while transforming this wilderness to an agricultural community. They cleared much of the forest in order to till the land and build log homes and barns. In March of 1837 the citizens met at the home of Solomon Skiff to organize the township. The name "Liberty" was unanimously adopted for this new community. The very next month, April 1837, the first election was held in Liberty with a total of 21 votes cast.

In the years that followed, Liberty Township grew in population and industry. By the dawn of the 20th Century, Liberty Township had its own post office, blacksmith shop, sawmill, flour mill, cheese factory, gristmill, tavern, ball park, ice house, coal yard, three churches, a general store, two campgrounds, a resort beach house and eight one-room schoolhouses. Even with all this progress, Liberty Township was still a tightly knit agricultural community where neighbors gathered for potluck dinners, cards or a Sunday ball game.

The 20th Century brought many changes to Liberty Township. The Township is now bordered on the east by U.S.-127, on the south by the Jackson/Hillsdale county line and Vicary Road (partially), on the west by Thorne Road (partially) and on the north by Kimmel Road (partially). We are now split between 5 post office zip codes, 5 school districts and 3 intermediate school districts. There are two lakes within our borders with public access, those being Round Lake and Crispell Lake. There is also a public boat launch for Pine Hill Lake in our township, although the majority of the lake is located in Hanover Township. Most of the commercial activity is concentrated along U.S.-127 with isolated businesses at the Liberty Mill Pond, in the Round/Pine Hill Lake area, and scattered throughout the Township. Liberty Township remains mainly a rural residential community mixed with farms and wildlife.

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