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

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  • Am I responsible for cleaning up after my dog?

  • Are pets allowed at the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

  • Are there any state or federal incentives?

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

  • Can I cancel AutoPay?

  • Can I pay my taxes via automatic ACH?

  • Can I register to vote by mail?

  • 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 a picture ID to vote at the polls?

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

  • Do I need to register to pay a bill?

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

  • Does Meridian Township have a dog leash law?

  • Does Solar Energy work in Michigan?

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

  • Does the Meridian Senior Center serve meals?

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

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

  • How can I keep deer out of my yard?

  • How can I learn about Residential and Commercial Building Inspections

  • How do I apply for a permit?

  • How do I change my account information?

  • How do I find a solar energy installer?

  • How do I find election results?

  • How do I get assistance with ambulance fees?

  • How do I get assistance with my property taxes?

  • How do I know if I have a good site for solar?

  • How do I learn more about rental housing inspections?

  • How do I make a tax payment?

  • How do I prevent frozen pipes?

  • How do I recycle with Rain Barrels?

  • How do I report a downed street light or malfunctioning streetlight?

  • How do I submit a FOIA Appeal?

  • How do I submit a FOIA Request?

  • How do I use the GIS Mapping System?

  • How do I view what is on my ballot?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 hunting allowed in Meridian Township Parks?

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

  • Is my information secure?

  • Is Solar Energy Expensive?

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

  • Is there going to be a dog park?

  • Seasonal Park Trails Advisory

  • 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 are the hours of the dog parks?

  • What are the Parks and Trails Rules?

  • What can I Recycle at the Meridian Recycle Center?

  • What Can I Recycle with Granger Curbside Recycling?

  • What do the tax bill abbreviations mean?

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

  • 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 if I have a bad site for solar?

  • What if I move after I get Solar?

  • What is a Charter Township?

  • What is a dog park?

  • What is a FOIA Request?

  • What is a service or convenience fee?

  • What is Account Linking?

  • What is AutoPay?

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

  • What is happening with Towner Road Park?

  • What is Invoice Cloud?

  • What is Net Metering?

  • What is Pay by Text?

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

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

  • What is the Development Process in Meridian Township?

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

  • What is the dog park scholarship fund?

  • What is the History of the Harris Nature Center?

  • What is the Mission of the Harris Nature Center?

  • What plants do deer like to eat?

  • What plants don't deer like to eat?

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

  • What should I bring with me to the park?

  • When are minutes placed online?

  • When can I register to vote?

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

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

  • Where can I find additional information about solar energy?

  • Where Can I Recycle Hazardous Waste?

  • Where do I park for the Celebrate Meridian Festival?

  • Where do I register to vote?

  • Where is the Medical Marijuana Ordinance?

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

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

  • Which Higher Educational Institutions are near Meridian Township?

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

  • Which species are pollinator friendly?

  • Who are the major employers in Meridian Township?

  • Who are the on site food vendors for the Celebrate Meridian event?

  • Who do I call about road kill?

  • Who do I call for service repairs or requests?

  • Who is eligible to participate in Center activities?

  • Who is eligible to vote?

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

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

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