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
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  • Crispell LakeBoat Launch Area
  • Farming Fields
  • Beautiful Scenery

Liberty Township Board of Trustees Meetings
Held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Liberty Township Fire Station, 1205 Lindsey Rd, Jackson, MI 49201.

Announcements

BS&A tax/assessing information
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Tax Bill Deferment - Summer Only
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Plan Reviews
As of now, plans must be submitted for all new construction, including pole barns and garages. Permits will be issued only after the plans have been reviewed by the building inspector at a cost of $80.00.* *$5.00 increase as of 8-1-22 (read more)

New payment method
Please note: You now will have the ability to pay your taxes and permit fees using your credit card through our web site. You will pay an additional .0265 % fee for this convenience which goes to the company providing us the service. Please be sure that you've spoken with office personnel to confirm the amount due for taxes and permits. (read more)

Sewer Maintainance and Service
Liberty Township contracts with Brooklyn Department of Public works to provide sewer maintainance and service. Call 517-796-2916 for service. (read more)

Fall Clean Up Day - October 15
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Office Hours
Monday & Thursday 8 am - 4 pm

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Calendar

Oct 10  OFFICE CLOSED
Oct 11  Regular Board Meeting
Oct 15  Fall Clean Up Day
Nov 15  Board Meeting*
Nov 24  OFFICE CLOSED
Dec 13  Regular Board Meeting
Dec 26  OFFICE CLOSED
Jan 10  Regular Board Meeting
Feb 14  Regular Board Meeting
Mar 14  Regular Board Meeting
Apr 11  Regular Board Meeting
May 9  Regular Board Meeting
Jun 13  Regular Board Meeting

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PAY PROPERTY TAXES & PERMITS

Property Taxes: Before paying your property taxes, please call (517) 529-4374 to confirm the amount due.
Pay Property Taxes

Permits: Before paying for your permit please call (517) 529-4374 to confirm the number of inspections needed and the correct amount due.
Pay Permit

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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