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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Mancelona Days & Color Train 2016

Exciting news in Mancelona!  The fall color train is headed our way!  Nearly 400 visitors will arrive downtown Mancelona by train on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m.  They are passengers aboard the Michigan Steam Railroad Institute's color train ride from Cadillac to Mancelona.  While the visitors are in Mancelona, they can shop downtown, visit our restaurants, parks, and enjoy the many activities planned during the annual Mancelona Days celebration (Mancelona Days is coordinated and sponsored by Mancelona Matters; 231-676-1214).  

Mancelona Days events include a street fair with crafts, collectible, food courts, bands, DJ, entertainment, historical presentations, sidewalk sales at downtown businesses, crowning of MIss Mancelona, chalk art contest, scarecrow contest.  Come see Mancelona Fire District's newest truck, register for the Smart 911 system with Township Ambulance Association, and more!

Locals can still get in on the Mancelona Countryside Tour (only a few tickets remain!)  Let us take you by DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE on a short trip from Mancelona to see Northern Michigan's fall colors by rail. This short side trip is ROUND TRIP, departing and returning from the same location. Take in the beautiful October Fall landscape and enjoy the fun of traveling on our train! 

For details see MichiganSteamTrain.com - http://michigansteamtrain.com/

Only a few tickets remain as of 10/3/2016.  A very limited number of tickets will be available first come, first serve, at the venue (downtown on the east side of U.S. 131 near traffic light at train boarding location).  



Board of Review 2016

Mancelona Township Board of Review will be meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please bring documents to support your assessment change.

Please call in advance to set up an appointment.  231-587-4737 (assessor's office)


Spring Clean-Up 2016

Spring Clean-Up Day in Mancelona Township is set for Saturday, May 21, 2016.





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 the above stated date 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 2016

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.

Mancelona Township Offices located at 9610 S. M-88, Mancelona (approx. 1/4 mile west of West Limits / Cedar River Road intersection). 


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.


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.