Orion Township is governed by the seven-member Township Board, consisting of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four Trustees. As a Charter Township, the two main laws covering the township's administration and governance are:
- General township laws, the Revised Statutes of 1846, R.S. of 1846 (Chapter 41 of the Michigan Compiled Laws)
- Charter Township Act, (Chapter 42 of the Michigan Compiled Laws)
All Michigan laws are available to the public on the free, searchable Michigan Legislature website. The laws can be searched by keyword, or Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) number, such as "41.721" or "42.8".