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Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the community clean-up on April 6th.  We could not have done this without your help.  Thank you!!

Welcome to

Foster Township

Foster Township (Clear Lake Area) is a popular year-round recreational area located in beautiful Ogemaw County in the State of Michigan. While it is very small with a population of 843, it's also very popular. People come here to enjoy the beautiful lakes and the many off-road trails. Foster Township was once a hidden secret, but over time more and more people come to visit.

Transfer Station Hours

  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • **Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  (ONLY) between Memorial Day and Labor Day


Free Dump Day -  June 22nd
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

*Some restrictions may apply*

City of West Branch

Recycling services has been contracted with GFL, which has new recycling canisters which will allow for drop offs at any time.  The Canisters allows for the mixing of materials, which will allow for people to drop off their recycling whenever is most convenient to them.  The Recycling Center will be staffed on Tuesdays from 12 - 4 pm and on Saturday 9 am - 12 pm for those that need assistance unloading stuff.  The canister will be dumped weekly.  Electronic recycling can be done on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

If new to the area, recycling center is located behind Save - A - Lot and before West Branch Greenhouse in the alley.  New users stop by City Hall to sign up and get a card.

Property Tax Information

Pay Property Taxes online with credit or debit card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Or Call 1-888-604-7888

  • You will need PLC:  a004fg

  • Property ID: 004-XXX-XXX-XX

  • Amount Paying $

A service fee is charged for the transaction.

Property Tax Information can now be found online powered by BS&A Online.


Animal License

Current Tax

Delinquent Tax


Any unpaid 2023 Summer Taxes and 2023 Winter


March 1st, 2024 any unpaid taxes will be turned over to the Ogemaw County Treasurer.  Contact the Ogemaw County Treasurer on March 1st for payment information (989) 345-0084.

Upcoming Events

Regular Township Board Meeting

  • Held Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm 

  • June 11, 2024 Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

Election Day:

  • August 6, 2024, Polls open from 7am - 8 pm.

Assessors Hours

  •  by Appointment  (989) 312-3012

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