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Township Board Workshop will be held April 30th 10am

Waste Management has resumed yard waste pickup effective immediately.  The bulk collection of large items continues to be  suspended.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, and the Federal and State Declarations of Emergency, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services beginning April 1, 2020.  These services are deemed non-essential during this period of emergency.
Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
Spring and Bulk clean-up

Hayes Township Municipal Complex will be closed until Monday May 4, 2020.  

Terry Acton hayestownshipsupervisor@gmail.com
Ext. 1
Debra Hoyt hayestownshipclerk@gmail.com
Ext. 3

Treasurer hayestownshiptreasurer@gmail.com
Maye Rood
Ext. 2 or 539-7130
Mike Haley
Robert Buckley
Assessor hayestownshipassessor@gmail.com
Jim VanWormer
Ext. 7
Zoning Administrator
Ken Hoyt hayestownshipzoning@gmail.com
Ext. 6

Drop Box near the main entrance is available for tax payments when offices are closed. 

Effective immediately enforcement of the Tall Grass Ordinance, Blight Ordinance and Noise Ordinance has been suspended until further notice. 

Holiday Schedule

Gym and Offices Closed


Holiday Day Date

Good Friday Friday April 10, 2020

Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020

Independence Day Saturday July 4, 2020

Labor Day Monday September 7, 2020

Columbus Day Monday October 12, 2020

Veterans Day Wednesday November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 26, 2020

         Friday November 27, 2020

Christmas Eve Thursday December 24, 2020

Christmas Day Friday December 25, 2020

New Year”s Eve Thursday December 31, 2020

New Year”s Day Friday January 1, 2021

Welcome to the Hayes Township Website

     Hayes Township is located in central Clare County in a region known as Central Michigan. The Township surrounds the City of Harrison, and is linked to the City in terms of services, employment, recreation and entertainment. Major transportation arteries pass through Hayes Township providing connections to surrounding communities and the rest of the state. U.S. Highway 27, a controlled access freeway, runs through the Township providing easy access to the communities of Gaylord and Grayling to the North, and Clare, Mount Pleasant and Lansing to the south.

     Because of significant natural resources such as heavy woodlands and many small lakes and bodies of water, Hayes Township, has become a popular destination for tourists and recreation enthusiasts.

     Established in Michigan’s lumbering era, the area was home to the first logging railroad in the History of the world, the Lake George & Muskegon Railroad. By 1882, the rail line was used for transporting lumber and other goods from Harrison to other communities in Clare County and the rest of the state. In 1890, the rail line offered express trains that provided direct connections between Harrison and Cincinnati. The railroad line, in addition to important rivers such as the Muskegon River, and Tobacco River, helped the lumbering industry to flourish.

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