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Foster Township Hall
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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


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

2022 Winter Taxes

Any unpaid 2022 Summer Taxes and 2022 Winter Taxes MUST BE to the Township Treasurer by February 28th




March 1st, 2023 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 

  • February 14th, 2023 Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

Budget Work Meeting

Assessors Hours

  • Held Second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 - 8:00 pm OR by Appointment

Click on the button below for information to keep homeowners in the State of Michigan informed and safe while digging.

Report A Street Light Outage, Flickering, or won't stay on.

Help Wanted

Foster Township

Township Hall Cleaning Position



Clean Hall monthly

Clean Kitchen

Clean Bathrooms

Vacuum offices

Mop floors

Remove trash in offices

Additional duties if needed by Clerk


Pay rate is $53.05 could be more if additional duties are required.

Send resume to Karen McIntyre Clerk, 2782 Horseshoe Lake Rd, West Branch, MI  48661

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