9610 S M-88 Highway
P O Box 332
Mancelona, MI   49659
Phone:  (231) 587-8651

Treasurer: (231) 587-5171

Assessor: (231) 587-4737
Fax:  (231) 587-0708
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Notice of Board Meeting Cancelled

The January 18, 2016 Mancelona Township Board Meeting was cancelled due to poor weather.  The meeting will not be rescheduled.


Our next meeting is February 15, 2016.


Winter Events

As of December 8, 2015 there is no snow on the ground and temperatures have been unseasonably mild.  

Once winter arrives, snow lovers will have much to do outdoors, including shoveling snow!

Shanty Creek Resort has three resort properties (Schuss Mountain, Cedar River Lodge and The Summit), each with unique identities and prime ski slopes. (www.ShantyCreek.com)  

The annual White Pine Stampede is set for Saturday, February 6, 2016 (www.WhitePineStampede.org)  Hundreds of skiers participate in the race, beginning in Mancelona and ending at Shanty Creek.

Snowmobilers enjoy hundreds of miles of groomed trails throughout the region, and the snowmobile drag races at Infinity Raceway (www.InfinityRaceway.com) and Mancelona Motorplex (231-587-4807; Tim).

The area hosts the annual Special Olympics Winter Games February 2-5, 2016, presented by Wertz Warriors.  Events take place at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Shanty Creek in Bellaire, and Schuss Mountain in Mancelona.

Jordan Valley, Deadman's Hill, Landslide Creek and Pinney Bridge are the area's most beautiful, scenic areas.  Ski, snoe-shoe and snowmobile through the areas.

Visit www.MancelonaChamber.org for more places to visit.


2016 Elections

Elections dates for 2016 are posted below.  Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mancelona Township Hall.  Please remember to bring a driver's license or Michigan identification.

If you are not yet registered to vote, you must register at least one month prior to the election!  Applications are available at Mancelona Township Hall and the Secretary of State offices.


March 8, 2016 - Presidential Primary

August 2, 2016 - State and Local Primary

November 8, 2016 - General Election


To further information visit:  http://michigan.gov/elections 



Winter Tax Collection

The next tax cycle is for Winter tax collection.  Taxes can be paid December 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016 at Mancelona Township Offices.  

Dog licenses can be purchased at that time, up until December 30.  After December 30, dog licenses can be renewed at the county offices.    When purchasing dog licenses, please bring proof of current rabies shots.

Drop box is available at Township office.

Questions may be directed to the Treasurer's office at 231-587-5171.  Sue Robinson, Roger Anger or Shawn Fleet will be able to assist you.

Payments may be made by credit card or debit card at: www.MancelonaTwp.is.bsasoftware.com   There will be a convenience fee added to this service.

Hours of Tax Collection:  Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Library Entry Renovated

Mancelona Township recently renovated the entry steps at the library on State Street in Mancelona.  The entry has a new landing area and steps with hand rails, and provides for a warmer welcoming for our patrons.  The concrete work was done by Ron Hudson Masonry of Mancelona, and Michigan Lake Products of Elk Rapids installed the railing. The project was completed in September, 2015. 2015 09 30 Mancelona Township Library Renov steps IMG 8038

Mancelona Township Library Activities


Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. there is a story and craft time in the lower level of the library.

For additional information on these events please call 231-587-9451.



Story time is on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Library located at 202 W. State Street, downtown Mancelona
Phone: 231-587-9451

Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

2015 Summer Tax Collection

IMPORTANT: As of July 1, 2014, if your winter tax bill is less than $100, you will only receive one tax bill in the summer.  Therefore, your total bill will be issued on July 1 and due by September 14 (without interest) for the 2015 tax year.  You will not receive a bill in the winter.

February 29, 2016  is the last day to pay at Mancelona Township Offices.

Paying after hours -- a drop box is available on the Mancelona Township Treasurer's office door.  

You may pay by debit/credit card (there is a fee for this service) at the office or on-line. 

Pay on line at www.mancelonatwp.is.bsasoftware.com

Fee for online or office credit/debit payments: 3% (minimum $1.50)
Fee for online or office e-check $3 flat fee

Call: 231-587-5171

9611 South M-88, Mancelona, MI  49659
By mail:  PO Box 332, Mancelona, MI 49659


VILLAGE of Mancelona taxes - contact Mancelona Village, 231-587-8331.








Mancelona Township Senior Center

Mancelona Township Senior Center is located at 122 E. State Street, Mancelona.
Phone: 231-587-9131
Director: Linda Matson

Lunch served M-F.  Salad bar opens 11:00 a.m., lunch served 12:00 p.m.
Guest speakers
Exercise Classes
Educational programs
Book and video exchanges
Movie and popcorn days

and many others.  Event schedules change monthly.

For menus and details on activities, please visit: http://www.antrimcounty.org/coa.asp



Township Clean Up Day 2015 Heavily Attended

Many Mancelona Township residents took advantage of the annual clean-up day held here May 16, 2015.  Residents brought truckloads of trash and unwanted materials to Palmer Park where American Waste workers Township Clean Up 2015 May IMG 7970were on hand to collect it.  The annual clean-up day is set by Mancelona Township.


Spring Clean-Up 2015

Spring Clean-Up Day in Mancelona Township is set for May 16, 2015.






Township of Mancelona

P.O. Box 332

Mancelona, MI 49659-0332

Phone: (231) 587-8651 Fax: (231) 587-0708




The Township of Mancelona, Antrim County, will hold a “cleanup day” on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A contractor will provide trash trucks at Palmer Park. Residents may bring one pickup truck or utility trailer load per household.  

Read more: Spring Clean-Up 2015

Tax Collection & Dog License Renewal

The deadline for 2015 Summer Tax Collection and 2015 Winter Tax Collection is February 29, 2016.  Taxes may be paid at Mancelona Township Office.

Dog licenses will be available from December 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016.  Please bring proof of current rabies shots.

On-line payment is available -  click this link. A convenience fee will be added.



Recycle Center at Mancelona Township

Did you know the Mancelona Township Offices is the location for recycling in our area?  Paper/Cardboard items (such as boxes, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, glossy print items, office paper, junk mail, phone books, shredded paper, juice and milk cartson) are all accepted.  Plastic jugs, jars, tubs, trays, water bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, laundry detergent containers and clean plastic grocery bags can be dropped off in the recycle bins.  You may also drop off glass containers and bottles of all colors, and completely empty food jars of all sizes.  You may also recycle aluminum and steel cans, and aluminum foil.


What can't you leave?  No kraft (padded) envelopes, no styrofoam, no wet or yellowed papers.  No batteries of any kind, no broken window glass, no dishes, no light bulbs.

Some items not accepted in the recycling program will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Days (for details, visit www.AntrimCounty.org/recycling.asp )


Questions may be directed in phone by calling (231) 533-3555.