Township Information

8425 Main Street
P.O. Box 152
Birch Run, MI 48415


Monday - Friday
Mornings: 9:00 am - 11:30am
Lunch Time: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Afternoons: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Phone: (989) 624-9773
Fax: (989) 624-1177

Please call the Township office
for availablility at (989) 624-9773,
or email

Township Holiday Schedule


P. O. Box 152
8425 Main St.
Birch Run, MI. 48415
(989) 624-9773
(989) 624-1177 fax

The Birch Run Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of receiving public comment on proposed amendments to the 2004 Birch Run Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended, pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling
Act, Public Act 110 of 2006 as amended. The public hearing will be held at the Birch Run Township Government Room, 11935 Silver Creek Drive, Birch Run, Michigan. The proposed amendments address revisions to (1) To extend the exceptions to the maximum lot coverage and minimum lot size provided in Footnote 11 of Table 9-4 to nonresidential uses in the R-2 and R-3 zoning districts. (2) To provide for use of solar panels by property owners and also the development of solar farms in the township. (3) To modify the provisions for Outdoor Entertainment Special Land Uses to prohibit the issuance of Temporary Non-Residential Uses and Structures Permit for property with an Outdoor Entertainment Special Land Use. A copy of the 2004 Zoning Ordinance, as amended, the proposed amendments may be viewed at the Birch Run Township Office at 8425 Main Street, Birch Run, Michigan, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. excluding 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Mondays through Fridays. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to comment on the requests, but unable to attend the meeting may send or hand deliver their comments to the Birch Run Township Planning Commission, 8425 Main Street, P.O. Box 152, Birch Run, Michigan, 48415. Questions may be directed to the Birch Run Township Office at 989-624-9773 during the above hours.


The Birch Run Township Planning Commission will also be conducting a special meeting on Thursday March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Birch Run Township Government Room, 11935 Silver Creek Drive, Birch Run, Michigan to continue its consideration of the Special Land Use Permit Application submitted by Frederick M. Lynch, representative of Birch Run Activities dba Birch Run Speedway and Event Center. This notice is given and this meeting will be conducted pursuant to Act 267 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1976, as amended, being the Open Meetings Act.

Corey Trinklein
Township Clerk


The Birch Run Township Board of Review will meet at the Birch Run Township Offices, 8425 Main St., Birch Run, MI.

Organizational Meeting, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Appeal Hearings: Monday, March 11th, from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am and 12:00 pm until 6:00 p.m. Write-in appeals are accepted until the end of the March 18th session at 6:00 p.m

Tentative ratios and multipliers are as follows:

                                          TENATIVE            TENATIVE
CLASS                                  RATIO              MULTIPLIER

Agricultural                             43.73                 1.1254
Commercial                            49.82                 1.0036
Industrial                                51.04                   .9796
Residential                             46.89                 1.0663

Questions, comments and/or requests for reasonable auxiliary aides
or services for individuals with special needs should be made by
written notice seven (7) business days prior to the Board of Review,
to the Birch Run Township Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

Assessor, James Totten


Notice is hereby given that the Township of Birch Run will hold its Annual Meeting of the Electors on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The Annual Meeting of the Electros will be held at the Birch Run Township Government Room, 11935 Silver Creek Drive, Birch Run MI  48415.

Corey Trinklein, Clerk
Birch Run Township


Birch Run Township is announcing a job opportunity for a Full-Time DPW Maintenance Worker. This entry level public works position, starting at $13.00 per hour, is assigned to perform a wide range of general labor and semi-skilled tasks in support of public works operations. This position includes but is not limited to: Manual labor tasks including a full range of physical motion, maintain and operate power equipment under the direction of more experienced staff, adhere to applicable saftey procedures while operating equipment and tools, assist in setup of special events, assist operator(s) with general maintenance and repair of the sewer/water system.

For more information and/or a full job description of this position please feel free to contact the Birch Run Township Office. Interested applicants please provide resume’s by March 22, 2019 to the Birch Run Township Offices, located at 8425 Main St. Birch Run, MI. 48415. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Corey Trinklein, Clerk

Birch Run Township


Welcome to Birch Run Township!!

Birch Run Township was first organized in 1853 and held it's first Annual Meeting of the Electors on April 4, 1853.  At that meeting Joseph Matheson was elected the first supervisor with 18 votes to 17 for Proctor Williams (at whose house the initial election was held); Calvin Silvernail was elected the first clerk with 21 votes to 14 for Elisha Marvin; Hirum Brown was elected treasurer with 19 votes to 16 votes for Elisha Marvin.  The town was named after it’s creek, which runs thru a large birch tree area.  In 1863, the town was renamed Deer Lick and remained so until 1868 when it reverted back to Birch Run.

The total area of Birch Run Township is approximately 36.5 square miles of all land.  As of the 2010 census 6,033 residents live within Birch Run Township.  The Township also includes the Village of Birch Run (incorporated in 1955 and encompassing 1.89 square miles) with 1,555 of the residents living there.

The Birch Run Area School District serves the majority of the Township's students, with approximately 8.5 square miles being served by the Frankenmuth School District and roughly a third square mile being covered by the Clio Area School District.


Township Meeting Schedule

Birch Run Township Board meetings

are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month
at 7:00 pm in the Government Room,
located at 11935 Silver Creek Drive.

This year's meeting dates are:

01-08-19 Regular Meeting
01-22-19 Budget Workshop
02-12-19 Regular Meeting
02-26-19 Special Meeting
03-12-19 Regular Meeting
03-26-19 Annual Meeting of Electors
04-09-19 Regular Meeting
05-14-19 Regular Meeting
06-11-19 Regular Meeting
07-09-19 Regular Meeting
08-13-19 Regular Meeting
09-10-19 Regular Meeting
10-08-19 Regular Meeting
11-12-19 Regular Meeting
12-10-19 Regular Meeting
01-14-20 Regular Meeting

Trash Collection

MMWA Community Connection

Residential trash pickup questions:
     -Mid Michigan Waste Authority