faq & general info

ADDRESS SIGN - To obtain a green & white reflective address sign to help emergency personnel find your residence, contact the Cass County Treasurer's office at 445-4468 EXT 2 - The signs cost $15.

AMBULANCE SERVICE - First Quarter Report, Click here
Pride Care - Pride Care Contract

Allen Cemetary - Elm St.  - Contact Ruth Ausra 269-591-1080

Dewey Lake Cemetary - Dixon St./Sister Lakes Rd. -  Contact Roger Swisher 269-782-5051 or 269-783-6675

Indian Lake Cemetary - School St.  - Contact Vicary Blackmond 269-782-5764


CENSUS - Remember to always participate in the Census! The Census will affect the amount of funding for roads and other services in your area!

Census info on Silver Creek Township provided by Census reporter!

Census info for Cass County, MI provided by Census.gov


​​CLEAN UP DAYS - For Silver Creek Township Residents Only -

This is an opportunity to get rid of residential items that your trash service may not normally accept,

such as: dried paint cans, tires, TV’s, beds, appliances, furniture. This is not for: commercial or agriculture items, normal household trash, organic material or hazardous material.

You will be asked for ID to verify you are a property owner or resident of our township.

Memorial Day Weekend (Fri-Mon) - CANCELED FOR 2021 DUE TO LACK OF MANPOWER

Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon) - September 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2021. View flyer





            for the CASS COUNTY DOG ORDINANCE, Click Here


DNR  - for a DNR OFFICER, Click Here

ELECTION - for Information, Click Here.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS - Silver Creek Township contracts with two fire departments:



FIREWORKS - for Info, Click Here  - Flyer

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)  -

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act allows a person to request a record from a public body.  A  "Public record" means a writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function, from the time it is created. Public record does not include computer software. Public record does not include requiring the public body to create a new document to answer the request. FOIA is not a question/answer format, it is a request for an existing document/record. If you have questions, you can often get answers by calling the office, doing some online research or contacting your local library (see article below).

FAQ Township FOIA

Documents exempt from disclosure

Public Inspection of Records Policy

Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

FOIA Procedures and Guidelines policy for Silver Creek Township



FOIA Request for Public Records

Extended Response Time FOIA

Denial of FOIA Request

Detailed Cost Itemization FOIA

FOIA Appeal Form (to appeal a Denial of Records)

FOIA Appeal Form (to appeal an Excess Fee)

FOIA Affidavit of Indigency

FOIA Affidavit of Indigency Designated Requestor


Article - Making FOIA work for you - National Security Archive

HOLIDAYS - Silver Creek Township is closed on the following days: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve.

ROADS - Per the Cass County Road Commission, signs installed without a traffic control order cannot be enforced by authorities and signage with no guidance in the MMUTCD shall not be installed or maintained;  therefore both will be removed per their sign policy.

Click here to view the Spring 2021 Cass County Road Commission Newsletter

​​TOWNSHIP INFO & LINGO - click here


TRASH SERVICE & YARD WASTE COLLECTION - is not offered through the Township, but a quick check of the internet will show several providers that service our area. =-)

     For composting information - click here

     For composting FAQ - click here

     For Silver Creek Township residents only - see Clean up days (above)

VETERANS SERVICES - call Karee Krause at 269-445-4472 or Informational Flyer

or webpage

WANT TO JOIN A TOWNSHIP BOARD OR COMMISSION? - Click HERE for an application and return your completed application to the Clerk's Office, 32764 Dixon Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047. If you have any questions, please call the Supervisor at 269-424-3025 x3.