To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all Township meetings will be held in-person and virtually through December 31, 2021.  Independence Township Hall, DPW Office, Senior Center, Sheriff Substation and Fire Station lobbies are open to the public for regular business hours.
 Please refer to face mask signs before entering Township buildings. Township Drop Boxes located at the north and west entrances are always available .  Employees check drop boxes regularly throughout the day to process payments, permits, etc.


  • Assessing Office is open to the public.
  • We are available at 248-625-8114 to help and answer questions
  • Poverty and Veteran’s Exemption Applications must be submitted prior to March, July or December Board of Review.  It is recommended that your applications are turned in by the first day of each of those months so they may be reviewed for completeness prior to being presented to the Board of Review.  Please contact the Assessing Department at 248-625-8114 for more information or go to the Assessing Department page on the website.

The Building Department is open for business.  Permits can also be mailed in or emailed to  The permits emailed or mailed in will not be processed until we receive payment.  Inspection requests can be called in at (248) 625-8111 (Option 1) or requested at  

If you have a Code Enforcement Complaint, please call Brian Oppmann at (248) 625-8111 (Option 3).  Additionally, if you are interested in filing for the Zoning Board of Appeals or interested in developing in Independence Township, please contact the Planning & Zoning Manager, Brian Oppmann (248) 625-8111 (Option 2).

The Clerk's Office is open for business. You may also utilize phone, email, or the drop box to submit any Clerk related business.  

Phone:  248-625-5114

Please note that Voter Registrations may be mailed, dropped off in the drop box, or completed online through website.

The Independence Department of Public Works office located at 6050 Flemings Lake Road is open to the public.

All water & sewer permit applications and forms are available online and can be found HERE. Completed forms should be e-mailed to

If you have any specific questions or concerns please contact the Department of Public Works at (248) 625-8222

All Cemetery functions are fully operational.
If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding cemetery operations or burials, please call (248) 625-4146 during normal business hours Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.

Fire Department facilities are open to the public.  Burn permits can be obtained online. 

Non-emergency issues or concerns can be addressed by calling 248-625-1924 or emailing

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.

Please go to the Human Resources page on the website for current employment opportunities.


The OCSO Substation lobby is open to the public.  Business can be done at the yellow call box on the front of the building or by calling 248-858-4950, ext 8.

The Parks, Recreation & Seniors programs, classes, events and facility rentals are available.

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

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

The Treasurer's Office is open for business during regular business hours. 

You can reach the Treasury at 248-625-5115 or by email at

Tax Bill and Water Bill Payments may be made through the following methods:

  • Payment by Mail – Use the envelope provided with your statement
  • Drop Box - Use the envelope provided; drop box is located at the west entrance of Township Hall
  • Pay Online – Tax Bill:  -OR- Water Bill:
  • Cash Payment - Will be accepted although, we do request that you use another form of payment if at all possible.


Independence Township has a 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 Web page 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 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.