Burning is allowed. Please burn safely, comply with the ordinance, and have a permit.
Failure to comply to the ordinance may result in a $1447 charge.

Tyrone Township, first settled in 1834, is located in the northeastern-most corner of Livingston County, Michigan. Historically, a major Indian trail called the Shiawassee Trail crossed through Tyrone Township as a connection between Detroit and the Shiawassee County community of Shiawasseetown. Today, the township is a picturesque rural community with rolling hills blended with lakes, golf courses and open spaces. The census population of Tyrone Township for 2010 was 10,020 citizens. 


News and Events

Asphalt Company Information

Update:  Capital Asphalt has withdrawn their request for a Special Land Use permit.

We're receiving lots of questions from concerned residents regarding the asphalt company's request for a Special Land Use Permit and rezoning.  Please understand the township must abide by the legal process and any business has the right to make a request to the township. The asphalt company's request is in the very first step of the review process.  Please read how the process works here. 

The company's application can be read here.  Videos, meeting minutes, and document packets of the Planning Commission may be viewed here.

If you wish to voice comments or concerns before the official public hearings, please email the Zoning Dept. at  zoning@tyronetownship.us, or call 810-629-8631 to ask questions over the phone.  If you want to receive public notices from the township, sign up by clicking on the email logo in the right column or here.

The township's planning consultant Carlisle-Wortman Associates has reviewed the company's rezoning and special land use requests and has submitted their reports:

          • Review of Parcel
4704-17-200-001 rezoning request.
          • Review of Parcel
4704-17-400-007 rezoning request.
          • Review of Asphalt Plant
Special Land Use request.

The next step will be a Planning Commission meeting to provide requirements to the applicant and a public hearing.

Livingston County's Waste/Recycling Events 2021

The dates for the county's waste/recyling events has been scheduled for 2021. Read the flyer here or the county's website for more information. Subscribe to the county's waste program events to receive emailed notice of these events.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Offs
     May 22, Howell
     July 31, Green Oak Township
     September 25, Howell

Electronic/TV Recycling
     July 17, 2021
     October 2, 2021

Scrap Tire Recycling Drop Off - date to be determined.

Burn Permits

Residents of Tyrone Township wishing to burn MUST obtain a burn permit from the township. Permits cost $5.00, are good for one calendar year, and may be obtained at the township hall or by mail. Click here for more information. Burning is NOT permitted if wind speeds exceed 9 mph or if dry conditions exist. Failure to comply to the ordinance may result in a $1447 charge!

Supervisor Mike Cunningham and Fenton City Fire Chief Bob Cairnduff teamed to make a couple of short videos about open burning in Tyrone Township: burn permits and safe burning.

Township Office and COVID

The township office is OPEN (M-Th 9-5) with COVID precautions in place. We still encourage residents to use the drop boxes, leave phone messages, use email, and our website to download forms when possible. We have three drop boxes: a drive up in the parking lot close to the building, another on the wall next to the front entrance, and one inside the lobby (see photos here). All are secure and may be used to drop off payments, absentee apps and ballots, request burn permits, land use permits, etc.

Jayne Hill Sub Trash Removal

Due to the numerous complaints about the garbage service, we have cancelled the contract with Republic effective May 1, 2021.  We've chosen Dougie's Disposal to service Jayne Hill. Beginning May 5, 2021 pick-up day for garbage and recycling will be WEDNESDAY. More important information here.


Tyrone Township is a Passport Acceptance Facility with photos available on site for $10. Customers do NOT need to be a resident of the township; anyone is welcome. Applications are accepted Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please call 810-629-8631 to make an appointment.  Please click here for more information. 


Tyrone Township residents must follow the State of Michigan's firework law. Please be considerate to others and understand that fireworks can be distressing to neighbors and animals. State law requires that fireworks must be allowed on the following days, after 11:00 a.m.:

  • December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1
  • The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day, until 11:45 p.m.
  • June 29 to July 4, until 11:45 p.m.
  • July 5, if it falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
  • The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day, until 11:45 p.m.

Road-Kill Disposal

Residents often call the township asking what can be done with road kill.  The township, the road commission, and the DNR do not provide such a service. The DNR recommends the following if residents encounter road-killed animals on or near their property: 1) Bag up the carcass and leave it with their trash for pick-up, 2) Move the carcass to an area where decomposition can take care of it (ditch, woods, buried underground, etc.), or 3) Hire a waste control company to remove the carcass.

Disposal of Unused Medications

Several places offer locations to safely dispose unused medications. Check locations in Livingston County or in Genesee County.

REAL-ID Compliant Licenses

Michigan residents now have the option to apply for the REAL-ID-compliant driver's license or ID card at Secretary of State offices. Starting October 1, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security will require REAL-ID licenses or passports to board domestic flights or to enter federal buildings. Click here for more information. 

Recycling & Garbage

Information on recycling and garbage collection services are located here.


Fire Protection- ISO Rating

Tyrone Township's ISO (Insurance Service Organization) Public Protection Classifications rating was updated this year. Effective Nov. 1, 2018, the area serviced by the City of Fenton Fire Department (previously ISO 6) has been upgraded to ISO 5. These ratings may provide a significant reduction in your homeowner's insurance premium. We encourage you to contact your insurance company to see if this will affect you! To read more about the ISO rating, click here. To see an updated map of the classifications, click here.

Road Complaints

Livingston County owns and maintains roads within the township unless private. Please understand they do the best they can on the budget they have. If you have complaints regarding the conditions of the roads, potholes, or mailboxes, please call the Livingston County Road Commission directly at 517-546-4250. More information about the Road Commission can be found here.  

The road commission is not responsible for damaged mailboxes from snow thrown from trucks. However, if damage has occurred from direct contact with a road commission snow removal equipment, a supervisor will assess the situation.  

The road commission does not pick up or dispose of animal carcasses on the roadways. 

Food Collection Year-Round

Our annual Christmas food collections have been so successful, thanks to the generosity of our residents, that we've decided to try to be a year-round collection site for Gleaners Food Bank and the Pet Pantry. Nonperishable food items for humans AND pets may be donated at the township hall. Collection bins are located in the front lobby. Donations are greatly appreciated and help feed hungry people and pets. The Pet Pantry also accepts pet-related items.

Safety Program

Smart911 is a free service that allows residents to create a safety profile for their entire household. Residents customize their profile and share any information they want Central Dispatch and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. All information is private and secure, and it is seen only when the resident dials 911. Sign up at www.smart911.com.

Property Fraud Alert Program

When property fraud happens it is not generally detected until years later and trying to track down the offenders is a very difficult task because they are long gone. Livingston County's Register of Deeds provides a free service to all land owners in Livingston County. The service, Property Fraud Alert (PFA) notifies you via email or phone number when a document is recorded at the Register of Deeds with your name on it. To participate in this free service go to the Register of Deeds webpage and click on the "Property Fraud Alert" link to sign up.

Public Access Channel 191 Schedule

Charter Communications' public access channel 191 airs Fenton and Linden Schools sporting events, band concerts, local government meetings and more. To view the schedule, visit http://www.fentonareatv.com/.

Incorrect Vehicle Registrations

It has come to our attention that a large number of vehicle registrations are improperly assigned to Genesee County, NOT Livingston. This means the township is losing 42 cents on every dollar that you pay for your license plates to Genesee County instead of being available to fix our roads. Please check your vehicle registration to make sure it is properly assigned to Livingston County when renewing plates at the Secretary of State or online. If it is incorrect, call the Secretary of State's office at 888-767-6424 and keep your money in your county.

Flag Disposal

The Tyrone Township hall does NOT accept worn flags for disposal. Flag disposal bins are located at following:

   •City of Fenton Police Department
   •City of Fenton Fire Department
   •The Hartland Area Fire Station

   •The Loose Senior Center


Tyrone Township Hall
8420 Runyan Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Phone: 810-629-8631
Fax 810-629-0047

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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(517) 546-0040


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Tyrone Revisited, a 143-page book published by the Tyrone Historical Society, is a fascinating account of the historical families, homesteads, and stories that have created our township.  Filled with lots of cool old photos! Black and white, 143 pages. Available to purchase at the township hall for $15. (Add $7.40 for postage; however, due to township accounting practices, a check for the postage must be separate. Both checks may be mailed together.)

8420 Runyan Lake Road
Fenton, Michigan 48430

Phone (810) 629-8631
Fax (810) 629-0047

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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