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Clerk's Office

Welcome to the Clerk’s Office webpage! Scroll down for information on Voter Registration & Elections, Garbage Pickup & Recycling, Solicitation Regulations, Block Parties, Requests for Information and Copies, and Use of Township Hall!


Township Clerk

Elections Coordinator/Admin. Assistant

Clerk/Typist - Voter Registration Clerk

Clerk/Typist - Voter Registration Clerk

Accounting Controller

Accounts Payable/Payroll Coordinator

Records Coordinator

Department Phone Number

Department Fax Number 

Penny S. Shults, ext. 4001

Jillian London, ext. 4002

Alyssa Heinze, ext. 4003

Vacant, ext. 4008

Barbara Armstrong, ext. 4006

Tandem Graves, ext. 4004

Julia Steimel, ext. 4005

(248) 391-0304, ext. 4001

(248) 391-9984

Penny Shults, Clerk

Frequently Requested Phone Numbers

52-3 District Court - (248) 853-5553
Lake Orion Community Schools - (248) 693-5400
North Oakland Transportation (NOTA) - (248) 693-7100
Oakland County Animal Control - (248) 391-4100
Oakland County Clerk - (248) 858-0581
Oakland County Equalization - (248) 858-0781
Oakland County Sheriff's Dispatch - (248) 858-4911
Orion Area Chamber of Commerce - (248) 693-6300
Orion Historical Society - (248) 693-4154
Orion Township Public Library - (248) 693-3000
Secretary of State - (248) 764-6424
Square Lake Cemetery - (248) 628-7531
Village of Lake Orion - (248) 639-8391

Volunteers Welcome!
We encourage you to submit an Application Form - Candidates for Board, Commissions and Committees (available on our website or at the Clerk's Office), if you would like to offer your time as a volunteer on a Township committee or to work on a Township project.  Click here for the Application.
2020 Census Bureau Updates
Election Information

For County-Wide General Election Results Click Here

Election Information

2020 Election Dates:

March 10, 2020 - Presidential Primary Election August 4, 2020 - August Primary Election November 3, 2020 - General Election

For an absent voter ballot application, click here:  https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/AVApp_535884_7.pdf

2020 Polling Locations:
Effective with the 2020 Elections, Precinct 11 & 13 voters have a new polling location.  All affected voters will be mailed a new Voter Identification Card prior to the March Election.

1   St. Joseph's Catholic Church 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
2 Blanche Sims Elementary School 405 E. Jackson, Lake Orion
3 Lake Orion Church of Christ 1080 Hemingway, Lake Orion*
4 Orion Township Pubic Library 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
5 Good Shepard Lutheran Church 1950 S. Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion
6 Waldon Middle School 3509 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion
7 Carpenter Elementary School 2290 Flintridge, Orion
8 The Orion Center 1335 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
9 Scripps Middle School 835 E. Scripps R., Lake Orion
10 St. Mary's in the Hills Episcopal Church 2512 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion
11 The Orion Center 1335 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
12 Lake Orion United Methodist Church 140 E. Flint St., Lake Orion
13 Mount Zion Community House 4005 S. Baldwin Rd.., Orion
14 King of Kings Lutheran Church 1715 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
15 Orion Township Fire Station #2 3801 Giddings Road, Orion

Now hiring – Election Workers!  

This is a great opportunity to perform a needed service – working the polls during the 2020 elections – and earn $175 or more per election!  Must be registered to vote, and able to attend training before the Election.  High school students 16 and up are also eligible.  If interested, please complete the application, available here: 

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Elec_Inspec-Appl_131809_7.pdf  or contact the Clerk’s office at (248) 391-0304, ext. 4001 to have an application mailed to you.   

Election Questions?

If you were unable to find what you needed on our website, please feel free to call the Clerk’s office at (248) 391-0304, ext. 4001, with any questions or concerns regarding elections or voter registration. General information on many aspects of elections, including voter registration, polling locations, and voting equipment is also available from the Secretary of State (see paragraph below).

Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC)

This site provides residents with information regarding their voter registration status, upcoming elections, clerk information and how to use the voting equipment chosen by their county.  For more information please click on the link provided.


Representative Districts for Orion Township

  • County Commissioner District 1
  • State House District 46
  • State Senate District 12
  • U.S. House of Representatives District 8
Families Against Narcotices
Have you or a loved one been touched by addiction and need support?

Please join local Families Against Narcotics (FAN) at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Woodside Church, located at 2500 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360 effective February 2016. The goal is to equip you with resources to bring an effective prevention, support, and recovery program for you and your family. FAN is committed to strengthen community-wide efforts to promote a healthier Oakland County through prevention, recovery, and support. Please visit www.noccmi.org for additional information.
Non-profit groups who wish to solicit funds in the community must register with the Township Clerk’s Office. Per Ordinance 95, all other solicitors must apply for a permit ($35 application fee for first 30 days and $15 for each additional 30 day period). Solicitors are allowed to go door-to-door between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1/2 hour before sunset in Orion Township.

If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the license. If it cannot be produced, call the Clerk’s Office, or non-emergency dispatch (248) 858-4911, to report the violation.

Neighborhood Block Parties
If you wish to close streets or roads for a neighborhood block party, you must submit an application to the Township Clerk’s office at least six (6) weeks prior to the requested date in order to obtain the necessary permit from the Road Commission for Oakland County. Click here for the application form.
Michigan Organ Donor Registry

The Michigan Organ Donor Registry is a database of residents who wish to be organ and tissue donors that is maintained by the Department of State.  The registry is confidential and can only be accessed by Gift of Life Michigan to assist hospitals in the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissue.

Besides signing up online, you can add your name to the Organ Donor Registry when you:

  • Renew or replace your standard driver's license or state ID card online at ExpressSOS.com.
  • Visit a Secretary of State office and simply let the clerk know you want your name added to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
  • Renew your state ID card by mail by checking the organ donor box and your name will be placed on the donor registry.
Requests to Use Township Hall
Township Hall is available for use for specific reasons. To see if your group qualifies, please email the Clerk’s Office or call them at (248) 391-0304, ext. 4001, prior to filling out and submitting the requested form.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to have custody of and maintain all Township records, including official documents such as minutes, contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; to produce and maintain the General Ledger and generate financial statements; to maintain the voter registration file and administer all elections; to generate payroll, process payables, and to act as secretary to the Board of Trustees. The Clerk’s Office also publishes all legal notices and serves as an information and referral center to the public. We will provide these functions in a friendly, efficient and quality manner in service to the community, Township Board, and Township employees.