How do I get an Absentee Ballot?

An Absentee Voter Application must be completed and returned to the Georgetown Township Offices. The form can be acquired at the Township Office or on the website in the forms section.

Absentee Voter Application

Can I call 911 for non-emergencies?

When should you use the toll free non-emergency number? 1-800-249-0911 The non-emergency number is to assist the public when the use of 9-1-1 is not an urgent request or life and property are not in danger. The non-emergency number is toll free, and answered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-249-0911 when there is no immediate danger to life or property. (Non-Emergency).Examples: Animal Control calls (no threat to public safety) Miscellaneous Crimes or any type of incident that has occurred at an earlier time/date that needs a police investigation and/or a report. Miscellaneous calls for service where police or fire assistance would be helpful. Informational requests related to police or fire activity.

Which Georgetown Township Parks can be reserved?

At this time, Georgetown Township only takes reservations for 8th Avenue and Maplewood Parks. Reservations can only be made on weekends and holidays that fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Georgetown Township Parks

What is a cross connection sump pump?

A cross connection happens when a sump pump is connected to a sanitary sewer line. Often, this can be a hose leading into a laundry tub or a floor drain. Sump pumps are supposed to drain into storm sewers, either through a direct connection (a pipe from the home connecting with the main storm sewer line), or by draining directly onto the ground through a pipe or hose outside the home.

Are there fees on certain types of payments?

Yes. If you choose to make a payment with a credit or debit card, there is a 3% processing fee added to the total amount being paid. However, there are NO processing fees for payments made using checks (including electronic checks) or cash.

What is smart 911?

Smart911 allows citizens to create a Safety Profile at for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information. Responders can be aware of many details they would not have known previously, and now fire crews can arrive at a house fire knowing how many people live in the home and the location of bedrooms, EMS can be advised of allergies or specific medical conditions and police can have the photo of a missing child in seconds rather than minutes or hours.

Does Georgetown have an automatic withdraw program for utility bills?

Yes. You can sign up for ACH automatic withdraw by filling out the application here. ACH can only be withdrawn from a checking or savings account.

What size Accessory Structure can I build?

The size you can build depends on the Zoning District you are in. Information about accessory buildings can be found in Chapter 3, Section 3.4 of the Zoning Ordinance.

What is the policy on sidewalk snowplowing?


It is the policy of Georgetown Charter Township to snowplow sidewalks adjacent to certain streets as designated by the Georgetown Township Board as listed in this policy adopted by the Township Board on August 24, 2009.


The list of sidewalks to be snowplowed may be amended from time to time by Township Board resolution.


The sidewalks adjacent to the following streets are to be plowed by Georgetown Charter Township as stated in this policy:

  • Baldwin St. (from 48th Ave to Cottonwood Dr)
  • Bauer Rd (from 24th Ave to 20th Ave and Meadowbrook Dr to Cottonwood Dr)
  • Cottonwood Dr (from Bauer Rd to Baldwin St)
  • Port Sheldon St (from 40th Ave to Center Industrial Dr and 14th Ave to 8th Ave)
  • Rosewood St (from Rolling Hills Dr to Chicago Dr)
  • 12th Ave (from Baldwin St to Port Sheldon St)
  • 14th Ave (from Port Sheldon St to Carol Dr)
  • 20th Ave (from Bauer Rd to Rosewood St)
  • 28th Ave (from Baldwin St to Port Sheldon St)
  • 40th Ave (from Baldwin St to Blair St)


Although the Township may snowplow certain sidewalks, this policy IN NO WAY relieves the occupant or owner of any lot or premises adjoining any street within Georgetown Township of the responsibility to clear all ice and snow from sidewalks adjoining any street as stipulated in Sec. 10-220 of the Georgetown Township Code of Ordinances.

Georgetown Township Code of Ordinances:

Sec. 10-220. Sidewalks to be cleared.

The occupant of every lot or premises adjoining any street, or the owner of such lot or premises, if the same are not occupied, shall clear all ice and snow from sidewalks adjoining any street, or the owner of such lot or premises, if the same are not occupied, shall clear all ice and snow from sidewalks adjoining such lot or premises within the time herein required. When any snow or ice shall cease to fall during the daylight hours, such snow or ice shall be cleared from the sidewalks within 24 hours after such cessation. When a fall or snow or ice shall have ceased during the nighttime, it shall be cleared from sidewalks by 6:00 p.m. of the day following.