Township Profile

Howell Township is a General Law Township with a board of trustees made up of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four Trustees. Howell Township Hall is located at 3525 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48855. The phone number is (517) 546-2817. The building is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and CLOSED on Fridays and most legal holidays.

Howell Township was founded in 1836 and was originally included in what are now the Townships of Oceola and Marion and the City of Howell. In 1960, the population was 1,540 residents. The 2010 census reported a population of 6,702. The population has been steadily growing, with the largest growth of 64.8% between 1970–1980.

The mixture of single- and multiple-family residential housing, commercial and industrial properties, and farming creates a comfortable environment to raise a family or conduct business. Students in Howell Township attend Howell or Fowlerville Schools.

Howell Township’s infrastructure includes a new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, and public water is supplied through the Marion, Howell, Oceola, Genoa Water Authority (MHOG).  A master plan for sewer and water has been formulated by the Township as a tool for future growth. Properties not on public sewer and water are serviced by private septic and wells.

Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport is part of our transportation infrastructure and serves a broad range of community needs. Though general aviation is generally perceived to be an important means of transport for people and goods, few people recognize that it does much more than this. Livingston County Airport serves a a broad range of needs including transportation of people and goods, transportation of critical care patients, search and rescue operations, tourism, law enforcement activity, flight instruction, and others in a broad range of services. The location of the airport allows county residents, visitors, and commercial interests a high level of utility with easy highway access to I-96, M-59 and US 23. Livingston County Airport is considered valuable to the competitive position of a number of local business organizations. If the facility were not present, it is possible that these firms would choose or be forced to locate elsewhere. These organizations use air charter and general aviation services made possible by the existence of the airport.

Howell Township is also the home of the new EMS Headquarters. Livingston County broke ground on a new headquarters, training center, and survival flight helicopter location on August 15, 2012. The new 65,000 square foot facility will include a 20,000 square foot state of the art training center. This training center will be providing initial and continuing education for all disciplines of emergency responders including EMS, police, fire, 911, emergency management, CPR, and hospital personnel. Included in the training center will be a comprehensive high-tech simulation lab for infant, child, and adult patient care scenarios. LCEMS will lease space to the University of Michigan Survival Flight helicopter. LCEMS and Survival Flight will utilize this location as primary emergency response for Livingston County and — in Survival Flight's case — neighboring counties and beyond. This facility is located at 1911 N. Tooley Road.

Howell Township is a member of the Howell Area Fire Authority, supplying fire protection to the entire Township. Howell Township is under the protection of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police.

Howell Township is proud to be home to the Trans-West Industrial Center, Michigan Technical Education Center, Tanger Outlet Factory Shops,  Livingston Antique Mall, Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport, and many other  businesses and restaurants. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has two hospitals in Livingston County — one in Howell and the other in Brighton. There are also many doctors, health professionals, and clinics to service the residents of Howell Township. Howell Township also participates in the Howell Carnegie District Library.

Howell Township is also home to the Tanger Outlet Mall, which is committed to providing the ultimate shopping experience. That means guiding you toward the best deals at your favorite designer and brand-name stores. Thanks to their partnerships with leading fashion industry experts, they can bring you up-to-date fashion reporting on the latest trends. 

With M-59, Grand River, I-96, the airport, and railroad, Howell Township has the advantage of a good industrial, commercial, residential, and agricultural mix. Residents have a wide range of housing options, including high-density, acreage or small lot subdivisions, country estates, or farms. All are afforded the close proximity of a variety of shopping and other necessary services. Plus, there is still ample property available in the industrial and commercial areas for further development.