COVID-19 UPDATE


Effective Monday, June 8th:  Independence Township Hall, DPW and Fire Stations will re-open to the public. The Senior Center will remain closed.  
We are asking everyone to please wear a face mask before entering any Township building. Township employees will also be wearing face masks as required.  


ASSESSING:
The Assessing services have returned to normal business.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT:  

In an effort to limit the exposure of our staff to the public, the Independence Township Building Department will be conducting business as follows: 

  • Please make every effort to submit applications by mail or place in the Building Department drop box located at the north entrance of the building.
  • Payment must be in the form of a check only, made payable to “Independence Township”
  • Permits will be returned via USPS or email upon receipt of payment. Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing permits may be emailed. Be sure to include an email address on your completed permit application.
  • To schedule an inspection, please call the Building Department at (248) 625-8111, 24 hours prior to requested inspection date.
  • Building Inspections will be conducted Monday – Friday
  • Electrical Inspections will be conducted Tuesday & Thursday
  • Mechanical and Plumbing Inspections will be conducted Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Appointments to review plans with the Building Inspector may be made directly with him by calling the Building Department at (248) 625-8111.
  • Building construction plans too large to be placed in the Township drop box may be received in person by appointment only.

Contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns, (248) 625-8111 or email us at buildingdept@indtwp.com

For Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement questions, please call (248) 459-1649.


CLERK’S OFFICE:

All Clerk's Office services have returned to normal business.


FIRE DEPARTMENT:

The Fire Department has created an informational self-evaluation guide for our residents to use during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance explains the difference between minor symptoms, minor symptoms with risk factors, and severe symptoms, along with the recommended steps to be taken for each. Click here to download the guide.

Self-Monitoring Guide HandoutPARKS, RECREATION & SENIORS:

All programs, events, and classes in a Township facility and off-site continue to be suspended. The Department is currently reviewing health and safety guidelines and working toward re-opening plans program by program.  

All facility rentals have been suspended until further notice.

All Township Parks, restrooms, and playground structures are open.

Deer Lake Beach is now open for SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The Renee Przybylski Spray Park at Clintonwood Park is now open.

All public gatherings and events at our Senior Community Center have been suspended until further notice. 
The Senior Community Center will continue with Meals on Wheels and transportation services. 

For specific Senior Community Center questions, please call 248-625-8231.

For specific Parks & Recreation questions, please call 248-625-8223.


TREASURER’S OFFICE:

Dog Licenses can again be purchased at Township Hall.  Dog licenses will not be delinquent until after July 1st (Extended from the June 1st deadline). 

Oakland County Park Passes may be purchased online at www.oakgov.com or at the Treasury counter.

Utility Payments may be mailed using the enclosed envelope provided with the bill.  Payments, by check only, may also be placed in the drop box at Township Hall or paid at the counter.  **Due to COVID-19, April 2020 utility payments may delayed without penalty until July 15, 2020.** 
Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 248-625-5115 with any questions. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Independence Township has launched a new hotline and e-mail address directed to our Fire Department staffed 24/7 to address COVID-19 concerns.  Please e-mail HELP@INDTWP.COM or call 248-519-4410. 
If it's an Emergency, dial 911.

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.

Please refer to the Oakland County COVID-19 Webpage for local information.

Comcast has opened Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity

WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Please see the Comcast Press Release for additional information.

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce has added a "Open for Carry-Out, Drive-Thru and/or Delivery" Restaurant Directory to their website.

Free meals available

Families whose income has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for free and reduced meal benefits now, over the summer and into next school year. Please see the attached fliers for more details, where to apply and information on the P-EBT program. 

P-EBT Information

Free & Reduced APP


Our incredible school districts, Waterford School District and Clarkston Community Schools, are offering free meals to individuals under the age of 18 and those with disabilities under the age of 26. 

Additionally, many local churches are offering Food Pantry services.  Please see the interactive map entitled Meal Sites Locator here for specific locations, hours, and other details about Food Pantry services and the Clarkston Schools Free Meals Program.