Welcome to Notices and News for the Charter Township of Breitung! Click the links in the Table of Contents to go to that information.

New Voter ID Cards
Attention all Breitung Township Residents
The State of Michigan recently restructured the Congressional Districts, which required all municipalities to send out updated Voter ID cards.
The return of the Vote ID card of someone that does not live at your address is an important first step in helping us maintain an up-to-date voter roll.  If you are willing and able, please return the card to the Township office.

You should then expect a confirmation card to be sent to your address in that person’s name.  This confirmation notice is required by Federal law and is the next step toward cancelling their registration.  When this confirmation arrives at your residence, please mark “not at this address” and return to the Breitung Township Clerk’s office.  Once the confirmation notice is returned, it will allow us to flag the voter record as “Challenged” which will increase the need for verification before voting.

If you are not able to return the Voter ID card, and if the voter themselves fails to respond to the confirmation notice or take any other direct action to confirm their voter registration address with our office, then their voter registration will be cancelled after 2 Federal Election cycles.

Although the cancelation of the voter’s record is not quick under this method, it is following the requirements of Federal/State laws.

We appreciate your help!

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We Energies wants to inform you that third-party crews are scheduled to begin installing electric meters on residences in Dickinson County on April 1st, 2022.  This work will continue through 2022.

The meter replacements will be conducted by contracted Southern Cross technicians who will have We Energies company badges and they will be driving vehicles branded with both Southern Cross and We Energies logos.

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Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF)
Who Is Eligible?
  • Homeowners with household incomes less than 150% of Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Homeowners who own and occupy the property as their primary residence
  • Homeowners must have and explain a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19 on or after January 21, 2020
Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

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Leaves/Yard Debris/Compost Pick-up

The first Monday of the first week of each month from May through November is designated as compost collection week. Compostable materials such as leaves, brush, weeds, grass clippings, pinecones, pine needles, plants, limbs, etc. will be collected separately from normal household refuse collection.

For 2022, we will begin compost pick-up on May 2. If Monday is a legal holiday, the week will start on Tuesday. Dates are as follows:
May 2,  June 6,  July 11,  August 1,  September 6,  October 3,  November 1
  * Due to July 4th Holiday, pick-up will take place on Monday July 11th.
  * Due to the Labor Day holiday, pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 6th.
  * Due to Election Day, pick-up will take place on Tuesday, November 1st.


  1. Materials to be collected must be placed out by 7:00 a.m. on Monday.

  2. All material shall be placed in the front of the property on the road right-of-way within 10 feet of the road or pavement for collection, including special collection material. Brush must be placed neatly in bundles parallel to the road.

  3. All compost must be in separate bags/containers. Each bag, container and brush bundle must not exceed 50 lbs. in weight.

  4. Compost and brush collection is for regular yard maintenance only. Property clearing will not be collected by the township.

  5. Special Collection: After a qualifying weather event, and following normal collection, the township may determine that there will be a special collection. Special collection is defined as larger than normal collection that requires additional township equipment and time. The DPW Superintendent and/or the Township Superintendent will determine if a weather event is considered to be a “qualifying weather event.” Residents are asked to call the Department of Public Works and request an assessment for special collection. The DPW will not be responsible for any damages to property during this collection.

  6. Additionally, all Breitung Township Residents that would like to dispose of brush themselves are welcome to stop in at the Township Hall and check out a key to the Free Brush Pile on Second Street in Quinnesec. Compost is to continue to be transported to the Dickinson County Waste transfer site at N2500 Baler Rd. located behind the Tricity Cinema. Brush is defined as sticks and branches. Compost is leaves, pine needles, dirt and grass clippings.

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Drop Boxes
You may utilize either one to drop off utility/tax payments, absentee ballots/applications, or any other Township correspondence.  The first box is located to the right of the front doors of the Township Office Building and requires you to park and walk up to it.  The second drop-box is located on the south side of the Township Office building, in front of the Board Room entrance, and allows you to drive-up and place your items in the box without having to leave your car.


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Questions about road construction or road plowing in your neighborhood?
Contact the Dickinson County Road Commission at 906-774-1588!

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