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Clerk's Office

Welcome to the Clerk’s Office webpage! Scroll down for information on Voter Registration & Elections, Garbage Pickup & Recycling, Solicitation Regulations, Block Parties, No Trespassing, Requests for Information and Copies, and Use of Township Hall!

Staff

Township Clerk

Elections Coordinator/Admin. Assistant

Clerk/Typist - Voter Registration Clerk

Accounting Controller

Accounts Payable/Payroll Coordinator

Records Coordinator

Department Phone Number

Department Fax Number 

Penny S. Shults, ext. 4001

Eve Ryan, ext. 4002

Kelly Comeau, ext. 4003

Barbara Armstrong, ext. 4006

Tandem Graves, ext. 4004

Julia Steimel, ext. 4005

(248) 391-0304, ext. 4001

(248) 391-9984


Penny Shults, Clerk

Frequently Requested Phone Numbers

52-3 District Court - (248) 853-5553
Lake Orion Community Schools - (248) 693-5400
North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) - (248) 693-7100
Oakland County Animal Control - (248) 391-4100
Oakland County Clerk - (248) 858-0581
Oakland County Equalization - (248) 858-0781
Oakland County Sheriff's Department Dispatch - (248) 858-4911
Orion Area Chamber of Commerce - (248) 693-6300
Orion Historical Society - (248) 693-4154
Orion Township Public Library - (248) 693-3000
Secretary of State - (248) 764-6424
Square Lake Cemetery - (248) 628-7531
Village of Lake Orion - (248) 639-8391

Volunteers Welcome!
We encourage you to submit an Application Form - Candidates for Board, Commissions and Committees (available on our website or at the Clerk's Office), if you would like to offer your time as a volunteer on a Township committee or to work on a Township project.  Click here for the Application.
Election Information

For County-Wide General Election Results Click Here

Voter Registration Opportunities

IN PERSON:

  • Orion Township Clerk’s office, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Rd.
  • Oakland County Clerk, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI
  • Any Secretary of State’s office.

MAIL-IN

  • Voter registration forms are available at the Township Clerk’s office and on the Secretary of State’s website (www.michigan.gov/sos). By law, voters registering by mail for their first registration in Michigan must appear in person at a polling place the first time they vote.  (This restriction does not apply to voters aged 60 and older, disabled voters, or overseas voters.)

If you are unsure of your registration status – please check out the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Election Information

2018 Election Dates:

August 7, 2018 Primary Election
November 6, 2018 General Election

Thanks to grant funding, all Orion Township voters will be casting their ballots on new equipment this year!   The Clerk’s office will be hosting an Election Open House this May in order to allow voters the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new voting machines – please keep an eye our website later in the spring for dates and times.

Now hiring – Election Workers!  

This is a great opportunity to perform a needed service – working the polls during the 2018 elections – and earn $160 or more per election!   Must be registered to vote, willing to attend training and be available for full or half day shifts.  High school students 16 and up are also eligible.  If interested, please complete the application, available here:  http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Elec_Inspec-Appl_131809_7.pdf  or contact the Clerk’s office at (248) 391-0304, ext. 4001 to have an application mailed to you.   

Election Questions?

If you were unable to find what you needed on our website, please feel free to call the Clerk’s office at (248) 391-0304, ext. 4001, with any questions or concerns regarding elections or voter registration. General information on many aspects of elections, including voter registration, polling locations, and voting equipment is also available from the Secretary of State (see paragraph below).

Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC)

This site provides residents with information regarding their voter registration status, upcoming elections, clerk information and how to use the voting equipment chosen by their county. You can also see a map and address for voter’s polling locations. The application provides the name, address, phone number and email address of the voter’s clerk.

Representative Districts for Orion Township

  • County Commissioner District 1
  • State House District 46
  • State Senate District 12
  • U.S. House of Representatives District 8
Families Against Narcotices
Have you or a loved one been touched by addiction and need support?

Please join local Families Against Narcotics (FAN) at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Woodside Church, located at 2500 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360 effective February 2016. The goal is to equip you with resources to bring an effective prevention, support, and recovery program for you and your family. FAN is committed to strengthen community-wide efforts to promote a healthier Oakland County through prevention, recovery, and support. Please visit www.noccmi.org for additional information.
Garbage Pickup-Recycling Services
Per Ordinance 73, all companies providing waste disposal services in Orion Township must be licensed. They are also required to offer recycling services to their residential customers at no extra charge and to collect those recyclables at least every other week. Recyclables may not be thrown into trash hauling vehicles -they must be collected in a separate vehicle.

Please click here for a list of licensed disposal service providers, rates, and services provided.

If you have a complaint regarding any one of the licensed haulers, click here for a complaint form.

If you have questions or concerns about your trash hauling services, contact your trash hauler. If you wish to file a complaint with use about your trash hauler, call or email us.
Solicitation
Non-profit groups who wish to solicit funds in the community must register with the Township Clerk’s Office. Per Ordinance 95, all other solicitors must apply for a permit ($35 application fee for first 30 days and $15 for each additional 30 day period). Solicitors are allowed to go door-to-door between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1/2 hour before sunset in Orion Township.

If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the license. If it cannot be produced, call the Clerk’s Office, or non-emergency dispatch (248) 858-4950, to report the violation.
Neighborhood Block Parties
If you wish to close streets or roads for a neighborhood block party, you must submit an application to the Township Clerk’s office at least six (6) weeks prior to the requested date in order to obtain the necessary permit from the Road Commission for Oakland County. Click here for the application form.
Michigan Organ Donor Registry

The Michigan Organ Donor Registry is a database of residents who wish to be organ and tissue donors that is maintained by the Department of State.  The registry is confidential and can only be accessed by Gift of Life Michigan to assist hospitals in the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissue.

Besides signing up online, you can add your name to the Organ Donor Registry when you:

  • Renew or replace your standard driver's license or state ID card online at ExpressSOS.com.
  • Visit a Secretary of State office and simply let the clerk know you want your name added to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
  • Renew your state ID card by mail by checking the organ donor box and your name will be placed on the donor registry.
Requests to Use Township Hall
Township Hall is available for use for specific reasons. To see if your group qualifies, please email the Clerk’s Office or call them at (248) 391-0304, ext. 4001, prior to filling out and submitting the requested form.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to have custody of and maintain all Township records, including official documents such as minutes, contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; to produce and maintain the General Ledger and generate financial statements; to maintain the voter registration file and administer all elections; to generate payroll, process payables, and to act as secretary to the Board of Trustees. The Clerk’s Office also publishes all legal notices and serves as an information and referral center to the public. We will provide these functions in a friendly, efficient and quality manner in service to the community, Township Board, and Township employees.