Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Township’s Office Hours?
The Township Offices are open Monday thru Thursday 8am – 5pm, Fridays 8am – 1pm. The first Thursday each month, the office will remain closed until 9am for a staff meeting.
How do I contact police?
In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
For non-emergency police assistance, call 383-8821 ext. 6 for Sheriff’s Dispatch Office or 216-5251 for the Oshtemo Satelite Office.
How do I report a streetlight that is out?
Contact Consumers Energy with the light’s location.
When do I appeal my property assessment?
Assessment notices are sent out in February each year. If you would like to question and/or appeal your assessment, you have 2 weeks to contact the Assessors’ Office at Oshtemo Township Hall at 269-216-5225.
FAQ about Sanitary Sewer installation.
Who does the road maintenance and snow plowing for my street?
How do I report a pothole on my street?
If it is on a county road or city street, contact Kalamazoo County Road Commission
If it is on a state road, contact MDOT’s Pothole Hotline at 888-296-4546 or got to MDOT’s Link
How do I recycle in Oshtemo?
Curbside through your contracted garbage collection company.
- Republic 269-373-4070
- Best Way Disposal 269-388-3300
- Waste Management 866-797-9018
Contact Kalamazoo County for additional options.
When are taxes due?
Summer taxes are due September 14th every year, and Winter taxes are due February 14th every year.
How do I watch a Board Meeting?
Yes, click here to watch them on Public Media Network.
Who Provides Cable Service?
The Township does not select or limit the number of cable providers/channels offered, nor regulate satellite services. Currently four cable providers have franchises:
- AT&T U-Verse www.att.com
- Charter Communications www.charter.com or 1-888-438-2427
- Comcast www.comcast.com
- Media Com www.mediacomcable.com
You can visit their websites to determine if they offer service at your address. To report customer complaints or concerns, contact the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) at 517-284-8100.
What can I bring to dump day?
Household junk. No yard waste, kitchen garbage, hazardous materials, or large quantity building materials will be accepted. Click here for additional information
Where do I take oil, paint, batteries, computers, and other hazardous materials?
Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste: 269-373-5211
Where can I take old or expired medicine?
Walgreens safe medication disposal: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/safe-medication-disposal.jsp
Red Med Box
To view all locations, visit http://redmedbox.com/locations.php
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
E Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Office
1500 Lamount Ave.
Kalamazoo Township, MI 49048
Who do I call when I have issues with my city utilities like sewer and water?
Kalamazoo City Utilities at 269-337-8148
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