About Saginaw Charter Township

Saginaw Charter Township's Four Core Community Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Providing for a Safe Community
  • Promoting a Neat, Clean, Attractive Community with Beautiful Neighborhoods
  • Providing Quality of Life Opportunities
  • Maintaining a Professionally Well Run, Efficient Government...One that Provides High Quality Services to its residents.

General Information

  • Located in Saginaw County adjacent to the northwest boundaries of the City of Saginaw
  • 26.5 square miles
  • Population of 40,840 (US Census 2010) 12th largest Township in the State


  • Charter Township
  • 7 Elected board members
  • Appointed, professional manager
  • 162 full-time equivalent Employees

Planning & Zoning

  • Comprehensive Development Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Both planning documents are regularly updated and consistently enforced

Police Department

  • 43 Sworn officers, including management and support staff
  • 20 Marked vehicles
  • 2 motor cycles

Fire Department

  • 3 fire stations and 1 central office
  • 6 full-time employees and a professionally trained volunteer force of 85 firefighters
  • 10 firefighting vehicles
  • ISO Rating = 3


  • Supplied from Lake Huron and purchased from the City of Saginaw
  • Design capacity - 10 million gallons per day (peak consumption to date is 6 million gallons per day)

Sanitary Sewer

  • Local sewage treatment facility available to approximately 3/4 of Saginaw Township


  • Electricity and natural gas supplied by Consumers Energy
  • Electric capacity - 6.83 million kilowatts
  • Natural gas capacity - 2.8 million mcf per day
  • No restriction foreseen in supplying new customers


Medical Facilities

  • In Saginaw Township
    Doctors.....................108 Offices
    Dentists.....................53 Offices
    Optometrists..............10 Offices
    Veterinarians...............7 Offices
  • Area Hospitals
    St. Mary's
    Veterans Affairs


  • MBS International Airport (3 miles north of Saginaw Township) served by United, Northwest, Continental, and US Air
  • Saginaw Transit System (STS) provides public bus service for portions of Saginaw Township
  • Major highway connections via I-675 along the Township's eastern boundary
  • Railroad service available through CSX Transportation and Central Michigan Railway
  • Trucking services are available through approximately 33 motor freight companies in the Saginaw Area



  • Olson Recreational Center (17 acres) including the new Center Courts Recreation Center
  • Harvey Randall Wickes Recreation Complex (100 acres)
  • Imerman Memorial County Park (96 acres of trails, fishing and recreation along the Tittabawassee River
  • William H. Haithco County Recreation Area (71 acres featuring swimming, fishing and sailboarding on the lake)
  • 8 neighborhood parks ranging from 3 to 12 acres
  • One of the Nation's finest recreational soccer facilities
  • Boat launch on the Tittabawassee River located on South Center Road
  • Two Little League baseball centers

Public Schools

  • Saginaw Township Community Schools provide K-12, adult education and community education programs
  • Enrollment for 2016/17 avgs 4,731 students
  • There are 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school
  • Elementary schools offer music, physical education and foreign language programs
  • The middle school offers music, theater, art, physical education, sports and foreign languages
  • The high school program offers many advanced courses and a full range of extracurricular sports and activities
  • Extensive programs offered to students with special needs and to talent development (Gifted and Talented)
  • High school students have access to vocational training through the Saginaw Career Complex
  • Students at all levels consistently score well above average on state- and national-level assessment tests

Private and Parochial Schools

  • 4 parochial private elementary schools and 1 high school located in Saginaw Township operated by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and 1 Lutheran high school
  • Numerous other private schools located in or near Saginaw Township

Library (Zauel Memorial)

  • Owned and supported by Saginaw Township, 1976/1981
  • Operated under contract to the Saginaw Public Library System
  • Provides access to over 382,000 books in 5 branches throughout Saginaw County and 122,000 books locally

Golf Courses

  • Sawmill Golf Club - planned unit development with semi-public 18 hole championship golf course, driving range a short game fairway resident discounts and memberships also available
  • Pleasant View Golf Course - 9 hole par 3 course
  • Saginaw Country Club - 18 hole golf course for members only

Shopping Areas (major retailers)

  • Fashion Square Mall (approximately 100 stores including Sears, JC Penney, Macy's)
  • Fashion Corners Shopping Center (Best Buy)
  • Green Acres Plaza (approx. 17 stores including Kroger and Planet Fitness)
  • Towne & Campus Plaza
  • LeCommercant Plaza
  • West Valley Shopping Center (Dick's Sporting, Barnes & Noble, PetSmart, Old Navy)
  • Numerous other smaller shopping facilities including Walmart, ABC Warehouse, Menards.
  • Retailers adjacent to Saginaw Township (Target, Home Depot, Art Van, Meijer, Sam's Club)

Area Lodging/Restaurant/Meeting Facilities

  • 6 hotels/motels with 600 rooms (others nearby)
  • 100 eating establishments ranging from fast food to fine dining
  • 3 facilities in Saginaw Township with meeting capacity of 200 or more
  • Horizons Conference Center with a total 85,000 sq. ft. can serve 3,000 people, elegant ball room and several full time chefs
  • The Dow Event Center and Heritage Theater in downtown Saginaw with a seating capacity of up to 7,500 in the main auditorium
  • Saginaw Valley State University Conference Center

Where We Are Located

Saginaw Township Hall is located at:

4980 Shattuck Rd
P.O. Box 6400
Saginaw, MI 48603-2963, US
Map to the Saginaw Township Hall

Phone: 989-791-9800
Fax: 989-791-9815
Business Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other Information

Audit Reports and Annual Budgets

Employment Application