Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of most frequently asked questions received by the Meridian Team in regards to current events and happenings in Meridian Township. If you know of a question you hear of quite frequently that is not on this list, please let us know and we will either get an answer to you right away or include it with this list if many people ask the same question. Thank you for visiting. Send questions to communications@meridian.mi.us

Use the drop down menu to select frequently asked questions by category.

  • Assessing

    • How do I use the GIS Mapping System?

    • What does Homestead mean? What does taxable value mean?

  • Celebrate Meridian

    • Are pets allowed at the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Is there an admission fee to the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Where do I park for the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Which Businesses and Art Vendors are Participating in the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Which food trucks are coming to the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Who are the Sponsors for Celebrate Meridian?

  • Construction

    • How can I avoid some of the most common code violations?

    • How can I learn about Residential and Commercial Building Inspections

    • What is happening with Towner Road Park?

    • What is the construction taking place at Jolly and Okemos?

    • What is the Development Process in Meridian Township?

  • Dog Parks

    • Am I responsible for cleaning up after my dog?

    • Can I bring more than one dog to these parks?

    • Do I need to be a resident of Meridian Township to obtain a dog park permit?

    • Does Meridian Township have a dog leash law?

    • If I observe a problem at the park, what should I do?

    • If my pet is a service dog, do I need to purchase a dog park permit in Meridian Township?

    • In addition to registering my dog and having my key fob, what else should I have?

    • Is there going to be a dog park?

    • What are the hours of the dog parks?

    • What is a dog park?

    • What is the dog park scholarship fund?

    • What should I bring with me to the dog park?

    • When does my dog have to be on a leash at the dog parks?

    • Who should I contact for information about volunteer opportunities in the dog parks?

    • Why is there a fee for the dog park and what will the monies be used for?

    • Will the dog parks be policed or monitored by the township parks department?

  • Economic Development

    • How can I learn about Residential and Commercial Building Inspections

    • How do I use the GIS Mapping System?

    • What is a Charter Township?

    • What is going on in Downtown Okemos and Downtown Haslett?

    • What is the Development Process in Meridian Township?

    • Which Higher Educational Institutions are near Meridian Township?

    • Which School Districts and Montessori Schools are in the area?

    • Who are the major employers in Meridian Township?

  • Elections

    • Can I register to vote by mail?

    • Do I need a picture ID to vote at the polls?

    • Do I need to re-register to vote before each election?

    • Does the address on my Michigan voter registration application have to match my driver's license?

    • How do I find election results?

    • How do I view what is on my ballot?

    • When can I register to vote?

    • Where do I register to vote?

  • Financial Assistance

    • How do I get assistance with ambulance fees?

    • How do I get assistance with my property taxes?

  • FOIA Information and Request

    • How do I submit a FOIA Appeal?

    • How do I submit a FOIA Request?

    • What is a FOIA Request?

  • Food Truck Rally

    • Are pets allowed at the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Is there an admission fee to the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Where do I park for the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

    • Which food trucks are coming to the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

  • Green Meridian - Go Solar

    • Are there any state or federal incentives?

    • Does Solar Energy work in Michigan?

    • How do I find a solar energy installer?

    • Is Solar Energy Expensive?

    • What if I have a bad site for solar?

    • What if I move after I get Solar?

    • Where can I find additional information about solar energy?

  • Green Meridian - Recycling

    • How do I recycle with Rain Barrels?

    • What can I Recycle at the Meridian Recycle Center?

    • What Can I Recycle with Granger Curbside Recycling?

    • Where Can I Recycle Hazardous Waste?

  • Harris Nature Center

    • How can I find out more about the Harris Nature Center Foundation?

    • What is the History of the Harris Nature Center?

    • What is the Mission of the Harris Nature Center?

  • Living with Wildlife

    • How can I keep deer out of my yard?

    • Is hunting allowed in Meridian Township Parks?

    • Seasonal Park Trails Advisory

    • What are the Parks and Trails Rules?

    • What plants do deer like to eat?

    • What plants don't deer like to eat?

    • Which species are pollinator friendly?

    • Who do I call about road kill?

  • Meridian Senior Center

    • Does the Meridian Senior Center serve meals?

    • I don't want to or can't drive, so how can I get to your center?

    • Who is eligible to participate in Center activities?

  • Parks

    • Is hunting allowed in Meridian Township Parks?

    • Is there going to be a dog park?

    • Seasonal Park Trails Advisory

    • What are the Parks and Trails Rules?

    • What is happening with Towner Road Park?

    • Who do I call about road kill?

  • Service Repairs and Requests

    • How do I apply for a permit?

    • How do I prevent frozen pipes?

    • Who do I call for service repairs or requests?

  • Taxes

    • Can I pay my taxes via automatic ACH?

    • How do I make a tax payment?

    • I lost my tax bill. How much do I owe?

    • What do the tax bill abbreviations mean?

    • What does Homestead mean? What does taxable value mean?

    • What is Invoice Cloud?

  • Utility Bills

    • Can I cancel AutoPay?

    • Can I start receiving paper bills again?

    • Can I tell if my payment has been posted?

    • Can I use more than one payment method per transaction?

    • Do I have to enter an email address to make a payment?

    • Do I need to register to pay a bill?

    • How do I change my account information?

    • How long does it take for online payments to process?

    • How long will my payment history be maintained?

    • How will I know that my payment has been accepted?

    • I forgot my Password, how do I access my account?

    • I’m signed up for AutoPay but do not see anything showing under “Upcoming Scheduled Payments.”

    • If I sign up to Go Paperless, how will I receive my bills?

    • Is my credit card and checking account information safe when I pay online?

    • Is my information secure?

    • What are scheduled payments?

    • What are some of the benefits of paying a bill online?

    • What are some of the benefits of receiving my bill electronically?

    • What forms of payment can I use?

    • What if I already have AutoPay set up with my bank?

    • What if I can’t locate my bill?

    • What is a service or convenience fee?

    • What is Account Linking?

    • What is AutoPay?

    • What is Invoice Cloud?

    • What is Pay by Text?

    • What is PCI Compliance and why is it so important?

    • What is the difference between AutoPay and a scheduled payment?

    • When I try to pay my bill, it asks for credit card information and I want to pay by electronic check.

    • Will I be able to print a copy of my bill?

    • Will I receive a confirmation email that my bill has been paid?

  • Village of Okemos

    • How does the EGLE ensure the process is safe and that the neighboring residents won’t experience health concerns?

    • What can you tell us about the smell coming from the work site area?

    • What is currently happening at the Village of Okemos construction site?

    • What is the length of time for the site contamination clean-up process (pending weather)?

    • What is the process of containing the contamination at the construction site?

    • Where does the contaminated soil go and what happens to it after it is removed?