Useful Information


Below please find general information about the Village of Fowlerville Michigan that may not be found on other pages within this website.

Fowlerville Welcome Sign

213 South Grand Avenue 
Fowlerville, Michigan 48836 
Phone 517-223-3771 Fax: 517-223-7435
Regular Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Village Offices observe most National Holidays:

New Year's Day Closed: Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Day Closed: Monday, January 15, 2024
Presidents' Day Closed: Monday, February 19, 2024
Memorial Day Closed: Monday, May 27, 2024
Independence Day Closed: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day Closed: Monday, September 2, 2024
Thanksgiving  Closed: Thursday, November 28, 2024
Christmas/New Year's Closed: Tuesday, December 24, 2024, through Wednesday, January 1, 2025


The Village of Fowlerville Residential Calendar 2023
Please click on the link for the Village of Fowlerville Residential Calendar, listing important dates, billing cycles, and upcoming annual events. Printed copies are also available at the Village of Fowlerville Offices. 

'Village' rather than 'City' government in Michigan
This Municipal Report explains the organization of city and village government in Michigan as well as the forms of government and the development of the local home rule. 

Structure of Local Government in Michigan
There are two villages in Livingston County, the Village of Fowlerville and the Village of Pinckney. In this article excerpt, the difference between villages and cities is clarified. 

Handy Township
Handy Township is located in the northwest quadrant of Livingston County.  Within the central part of the township, the Village of Fowlerville was platted in 1849 and was incorporated as a village in 1871. Please know Handy and the Village are separate municipalities that work together. The Summer and Winter Taxes are through Handy Township, as well as the homestead/principal residence filing. The Village of Fowlerville has a separate annual tax, with a separate millage, that is due each September. When closing on a property in the Village, please submit closing documents to both municipalities within the 45-day requirement. 

Be a Good Neighbor
Everyone loves a good neighbor. Zoned communities, such as the Village of Fowlerville, have a number of ordinances that are designed for everyone's good.

Where Are My Property Lines?
You know the dimensions of your property on paper, but how can you be certain just where your property lines are on the ground?!? Please consider the link above for relevant information and clarification regarding property lines. 

Neighbor Wars
When neighbors feud with one another, much effort is spent in discord. Whether the issue between neighbors is the placement of a fence, branches overhanging property lines, the location of property lines, or a myriad of other potential grounds for fighting, the village and township officials often cannot become involved as these are 'civil' matters. Please consider reaching out to Michigan's Community Dispute Resolution Centers, for mediation between neighbors. The non-profit center covering the Livingston County area is The Dispute Resolution Center, located at 4133 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite #B125, Ann Arbor, MI 48107. Please use the link for mailing and further contact information.

Education & District Library
Fowlerville boasts a school of choice Fowlerville Community Schools district. The Fowlerville Community School District has a wide range of programs, leading-edge technologies, and an educational experience that can and will challenge your child to excel to their highest potential. The Village is "a great place to live and grow"!
The Fowlerville District Library, certified by the Library of Michigan, serves a diverse population in the Fowlerville School District area, which encompasses more than a dozen townships in Livingston County, Michigan. For more information on books in circulation and computer station services at the library, please click on the link above.

History of Fowlerville & The Fowlerville Observer 
The Village of Fowlerville was first platted back in 1849 at the center of Handy Township. The Village was incorporated in 1871. To explore the rich history of Fowlerville, please consider the links above to learn of mastodons, early settlements, Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Gehringer, and so much more.

To meet other recycling needs, please reach out to Recycle Livingston, the non-profit recycling center serving all of the residents of Livingston County. Please also consider Recycle Livingston for gently used or salvageable items to continue a 'second life as a donation'. 

Livingston County also offers Household Hazardous Waste collections. Please use the link for a full list of items Livingston County will accept and dates for collection.

To properly dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription medications, please know the Village of Fowlerville participates as a site for the Big Red Barrel Project. Simply bring your prescription medications to the Village Municipal Offices at 213 S. Grand Avenue during our regular business hours. Just inside the front entrance (S. Grand Avenue) to the building is the Big Red Barrel. Drop your medications inside the barrel. There is no need to check-in at the front counter, and there are no questions asked of you. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the Red Barrel service, please feel free to ask any of the staff during your visit to the Village Municipal Offices. 

Get Involved
The Village of Fowlerville encourages residents to take an active and engaged role in their government and community. Being active within the community is a win-win: helping others strengthens the sense of community and sense of belonging for all involved. The Village of Fowlerville and Livingston County have numerous organizations, committees, and groups for various levels of volunteer commitment. Whether just for an hour, working behind the scenes, or accepting a role on a committee, your assistance has a positive impact on the quality of life in the Village of Fowlerville. The Fowlerville Fourth of July Committee, Christmas in the 'Ville, and Volunteer Livingston are great places to start, but certainly not the only organizations that offer volunteer opportunities in the area. Please keep informed of events through local printed media and social media channels and reach out to the respective contacts. 

Court Ordered Community Service
Please contact the Department of Public Works Crew Leader, Cathy Elliott, to schedule hours/days available for court-ordered community service, 517-749-2506.

Shoppers and guests to the Village of Fowlerville's historic downtown and area parks enjoy free parking on the corner lot of N. Ann Street & Power Street (including overnight parking), the large DDA Parking lot in the Northwest Quadrant off of W. Grand River Avenue, the Mill Street Parking Lot in the Northeast Quadrant, and the Public Parking Lot located at the Village Municipal Offices (213 S. Grand Avenue). Both the Fowlerville Community Park and the Centennial Park have parking areas within each facility. Parallel parking is located on East and West Grand River Avenue in the downtown, as well as on North and South Grand Avenue. Unless otherwise posted, signage indicating 'No Parking from 3 AM to 6 AM' is posted on all lots (including the downtown parallel parking areas). 

Seasonal Mosquito Control
The Village of Fowlerville contracts a Mosquito Control Service (APM Mosquito Control) that specializes in full-service Integrated Pest Management Programs (IPM) designed to control nuisance and disease vector mosquitoes while protecting the environment. Research is done early on, before Spring, to quantitatively and qualitatively collect data on specific mosquitoes in our area. This data is used to better control and balance procedures that are environmentally compatible to reduce pest and disease-vector mosquito populations. Mosquito control starts typically after the first thaw and ends about the time of the first frost, however, fluctuations in temperatures do impact mosquito populations at the beginning and end of 'mosquito season.' For complete information, including how to contact for additional spraying for your property, please click on the link above or call 877-276-4714. The team that services the Village of Fowlerville will have questions regarding what homeowners are experiencing and their need for additional spray as part of the data research protocol. The Village of Fowlerville encourages property owners to call APM Mosquito Control directly for their mosquito-spraying needs. 

The Village of Fowlerville Mailbox Policy 2014
The Village of Fowlerville reminds residents that the early Fall months (aim for September/October) is the ideal time to prepare mailboxes for the upcoming winter. Snow thrown from plows can easily damage mailboxes that are not prepared. Mailboxes are normally placed within the stateʼs legal right-of-way; however, mailbox damage is the responsibility of the property owner. For specific dimensions and proper installation of mailboxes according to the United States Postal Service, please click on the link above or call the Fowlerville Post Office at 517-223-3149. 

Service Providers

Electricity DTE (Detroit Edison Company)   800-477-4747       
Cable/Internet   WOW (Wide Open West)  866-950-2845
Phone AT&T Home Service 800-288-2020
  Verizon Residential Service 800-837-4966
Natural Gas Consumers Energy  800-477-5050
Fire  Fowlerville Area Fire Authority 517-223-8561
  Burn Permit Line (Automated) 517-223-7588
Police Protection Fowlerville Police Department 517-223-8711
Mail Fowlerville Post Office 517-223-3149
Trash & Recycling The Garbage Man LLC 810-225-3001
Water & Sewer Utilities Village of Fowlerville  517-223-3771     

Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)
The Michigan Public Service Commission is composed of three members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Commissioners are appointed to serve staggered six-year terms. No more than two Commissioners may represent the same political party. One commissioner is designated as chairman by the Governor. The Michigan Public Service Commission is organized into six Divisions:

  1. Regulatory Affairs Division, responsible for the drafting of the Commission orders and administrative rules, and maintaining the Commission’s files and official dockets

  2. Operations & Wholesale Markets Division, responsible for ensuring safe, reliable, and accessible energy supplies

  3. Financial Analysis & Audit Division, responsible for accounting and audit issues, financial statistics, annual reports, administration of Michigan’s gas and electric customer choice programs, electric resource adequacy, and modeling

  4. Electric Reliability Division, responsible for the implementation of the state’s Clean & Renewable Energy and Energy Waste Reduction Act, and evaluating certificates of necessity filings

  5. Regulated Energy Division, responsible for electric, natural gas, and steam utility rate-making functions, including gas and electric power supply and reconciliations

  6. Telecommunications Division, responsible for all aspects of the Commission’s authority related to telecommunications services

If you have questions or would like information such as the complaint process, please consider the Consumer Tips through the MPSC. Customers have several options for filing complaints with the Telecommunications Division. Please click on the link in the title of this section.