Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Township’s Office Hours?
The Township Offices are open Monday thru Thursday 8am – 5pm, Fridays 8am – 1pm. The first Thursday each month, the office will remain closed until 9am for a staff meeting.
How do I contact police?
In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
For non-emergency police assistance, call 488-8911 to request an Oshtemo Deputy.
How do I report a streetlight that is out?
Contact Consumers Energy with the light’s location.
When do I appeal my property assessment?
Assessment notices are sent out in February each year. If you would like to question and/or appeal your assessment, you have 2 weeks to contact the Assessors’ Office at Oshtemo Township Hall at 269-216-5225.
FAQ about Sanitary Sewer installation.
Who does the road maintenance and snow plowing for my street?
How do I report a pothole on my street?
If it is on a county road or city street, contact Road Commission of Kalamazoo County
If it is on a state road, contact MDOT’s Pothole Hotline at 888-296-4546 or got to MDOT’s Link
How do I recycle in Oshtemo?
Curbside through your contracted garbage collection company.
- Republic 269-373-4070
- Best Way Disposal 269-388-3300
- Waste Management 866-797-9018
Contact Kalamazoo County for additional options.
When are taxes due?
Summer taxes are due September 14th every year, and Winter taxes are due February 14th every year.
How do I watch a Board Meeting?
Yes, click here to watch them on Public Media Network.
Follow us on Facebook to view the live stream: https://www.facebook.com/oshtemotownship/
Who Provides Cable Service?
The Township does not select or limit the number of cable providers/channels offered, nor regulate satellite services. Currently, four cable providers have franchises:
You can visit their websites to determine if they offer service at your address.
To report customer complaints or concerns, contact the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) at 517-284-8100 or go to their website.
What can I bring to dump day?
Household junk. No yard waste, kitchen garbage, hazardous materials, or large quantity building materials will be accepted.
Dump Days are 9 AM- 3 PM
Where do I take oil, paint, batteries, computers, and other hazardous materials?
Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste: 269-373-5211
Where can I take old or expired medicine?
Walgreens safe medication disposal: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/safe-medication-disposal.jsp
Red Med Box
To view all locations, visit http://redmedbox.com/locations.php
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
E Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Office
1500 Lamont Ave.
Kalamazoo Township, MI 49048
Who do I call when I have issues with my city utilities like sewer and water?
Kalamazoo City Utilities at 269-337-8148
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