In any emergency Dial 911, never call the township hall to reach police, fire, or medical assistance.
For Local Police Protection:
Oregon Township contracts with the Lapeer County Sheriffs Department for three full time police officers. The officers assigned to the township are employed by the County and are dispatched from Central Dispatch. Our Deputies are Mark Radenbaugh, Chris Bowman & Carl Wilczak. If you would like us to inspect a building site or your property while you are away from home (for the winter or for a shorter time), please call the Central Dispatch. If you need to speak to one of our deputies or for a non-emergency please call Central Dispatch at 667-0292.
For Medical Emergency:
Oregon Township is a member of the Lapeer County Emergency Medical Services. For non-serious medical issues that require the use of an ambulance call the LCEMS direct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (810) 664-1499.
For Local Fire Protection:
The countywide burn ban has been lifted effective July 13, 2016.
Fire Protection Special Assessment
With the implementation of the Fire Protection Special Assessment, effective July 1, 2010, any residents who carry a “rider” for additional fire-run coverage on their standard homeowner’s insurance policy, may contact their insurance carrier to discuss the removal of the “rider”. You will still need to obtain a burning permit and follow the Fire Protection Ordinance.
Fire Protection Ordinance
Penalties for Violation of Ordinance:
$250.00 for first violation, $500.00 for the second and $1000.00 for any violation there after.
Violations are as followed:
- Fires outside of an enclosed burner without first obtaining a burn permit from either the Lapeer City Fire Department or Marathon Area Fire Authority
- Fires outside of an enclosed burner which sufficient precautionary measures have not been taken to prevent the fire from burning out of control
- Burning any materials, which are prohibited by state statute from being burned in the open
- Failing to properly maintain an alarm system so that false alarms are not transmitted to the fire department
Burning Permit Guidelines and Fire Fees:
Residents living in the Lapeer City Fire Department Area must obtain a Lapeer City Fire District Burn Permit, available 7 days a week. You may also get a permit by calling the Lapeer Fire Department Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 at 664-0833.
Effective October 1, 2016:
Residents living in the Marathon Area Fire District must obtain a Marathon Area Fire Authority Permit.