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Bennington Township
Shiawassee County
5849 S. M-52 
Owosso, MI

Townhall Address
5849 S. M-52
Owosso, MI

Phone: (989) 723-5555
Fax:      (989) 725-2372

General Information and Township Highlights

General Contact Information
General Township Information
  Burning Permits
Law Enforcement
  Floodplain Information
Census Data
  Master Plan
Maps & Arial Views
Local Links & Resources

General Contact Information

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For a list of township officials and personnel please click here.

Physical Address:

5849 S. M-52, Owosso, MI

Mailing Address:

5849 S. M-52, Owosso, MI   48867-9280


(989) 723-5555


(989) 725-2372


General Township Information

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Minor Civil Division Name:

Bennington Township

Jurisdiction Type:

General Law Township

County Name:

Shiawassee County

Watershed Area:

95.293 square miles

Land Area:

36.4731 square miles

Water Area:

0.3168 square miles

Type of Fire Service:

Contract for fire protection with the Southwest Shiawassee Emergency Services Alliance (operating as Perry Area Fire Rescue), the Owosso Township fire department, and the Laingsburg fire department (sections 17-20, 29 & 31).

Type of Police Protection:

Shiawassee County Sherriff and Michigan State police.

Type of Ambulance Service:

Contract for ambulance service with Southwest Shiawassee Emergency Services Alliance (operating as Perry Area Fire Rescue) for residents south of Garrison Road and Owosso Township who has engaged Mobil Medical Response to service residents north of Garrison Road.

Burning Permits

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Burning permits are intended to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the persons and property within Bennington Township by regulating the burning of leaves, trash and any other combustible materials within the township.  

Click here for more information on who to contact for a burning permit.

Law Enforcement

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Bennington Township does not operate it's own police department.  We are supported by the Shiawassee County Sherriff's department and the Michigan State police.

Any emergency situation should be reported to the county-wide 911 service to request assistance.


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Bennington Township has three (3) cemeteries.

ALTON CEMETERY: Active.  Located in section 23, on W. Grand River Road.  It is township owned and is recorded at the State of Michigan Library in Lansing.  Link to headstone photos.

HOWARD CEMETERY: Active. Located in section 36, on W. Tyrell Road.  It is township owned and recorded at the State of Michigan Library.

OAKWOOD CEMETERY: Active. Located in section 3, at Bennington and M-52 Roads.  It is township owned and recorded at the State of Michigan Library.  Link to headstone photos.

The following rate chart is for services associated with the Bennington Township Cemeteries:





Opening & Closing of grave



Opening & Closing of grave (Saturday, Sunday, Holiday)
   & during Road Restrictions



Cremation burials

Note:  There is a $100 cancellation fee with less than 24 hours notice.



Perpetual Care (Per Burial)



One space for Bennington Township residents
 - No more than two (2) spaces per resident at this rate



One space for non-township residents



Foundations for monuments are required and installed by the Township at the cost to the owner. Cost is based on size of monument.



The township is responsible for all opening and closing of burials.  All terms and conditions are governed under the Bennington Township Cemetery Ordinance

For further information contact the Township Clerk.


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The Shiawassee District Library serves as the library for Bennington Township residents.  The library access fees are included in the Township resident's tax bill which entitles the Bennington Township residents to use all the same library services as is available to a resident of Owosso.

The main library is located at the corner of M-52 (Shiawassee) and M-21 (Main St.) in Owosso, phone (989) 725-5134.

The Durand Memorial Branch is located at 700 N. Saginaw Street, Durand, MI 48429, phone (989) 288-3743.


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 Park, Bennington Township, Michigan.Development of a Township park is being considered.  The Board is reviewing the need, cost, and risk of being responsible for and managing this type of community resource.

Township residents can take advantage of the play area and outdoor pavilion located on the grounds of the Bennington Township hall.  These resources are available for Township resident's use at no charge on a first come, first served basis.

Click the picture for a better view of the playground and click here for a close-up view of the pavilion.

Floodplain Information

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Flood Insurance Study - Shiawassee County 26155CV000A


Census Data

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Population/Growth Summary

  Year   Population
















  2010   3168

The following link is to the latest data from the 2010 Census.

2010 Census

in the "state, county or place" box, type the following:

 Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan

This link will provide many reports on Bennington Township.

For historic Census information follow the links below.

 2006 Bennington Township Demographics
Link to Bennington Township 2000 Census

2012 Master Plan

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Link to the Bennington Township 2012 Master Plan
  (This is the township's Land Use Plan)

Maps & Aerial Views

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The following maps are for reference only and they each open in a new window.   If you are using a dial-up connection, some of these pictures could take 40 seconds to download, so please be patient.

    Download time @56K
  File Size
  New Window  Bennington Township Location 9   57k
  New Window  Aerial View with Roads 36   241K
  New Window  Road Map 7   46K
  New Window  Existing Land Use Map 31   195K
  New Window  Future Land Use Map 38   254K
  New Window  Wetlands Map 32   204K
  New Window  Prime Farmland Map 30   183K
  New Window  Zoning Districts 33   218K
  New Window  1875 Bennington Township Map




  New Window  Old Shiawassee County 48   337K

Local Links & Resources

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Shiawassee County
Shiawassee County Health Department
Shiawassee County Commissioner Meeting Minutes
Shiawassee County Road Commission
Shiawassee County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Shiawassee County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Michigan Townships Association
State of Michigan
Shiawassee District Library
Friends of the Shiawassee River
Shiawassee Conservation District
Perry Area Fire Rescue

Other Shiawassee County Township Web Sites

Caledonia Township Sciota Township
  Middlebury Township Woodhull Township
  Perry Township Venice Township


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