If you are interested in opening a new Business, please contact our Economic Development Director, Dave Uhl. He can be reached on his work phone (734) 242-5900 or his email address is duhl@frenchtownmi.gov  

If you are interested in emailing the Frenchtown Township Elected Officials, you can use the email address of Board@frenchtownmi.gov

Please see the Recreation Department tab for Flyers on Golf & Pickleball and Tennis Lessons.

The Frenchtown Charter Township Resolution Holding Second Reading and Adopting Interim Zoning Ord Amendment Establishing a Moratorium on Short Term Rentals as well as Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 200-161 can be viewed on the attached link. Public participation and comments on the proposition of short term rentals in the Township may be provided to the Township Planning Commission at public comment time during regular Planning Commission meetings; in writing via the Township Building Department at 2744 Vivian Road, Monroe, MI 48162; and/or via email to buildingdept@frenchtownmi.gov . In the meantime your patience while we devote our time and energies toward evaluating and developing the most appropriate regulatory structure for such potential uses in Frenchtown Charter Township is appreciated. Thank you. Please click here for the above mentioned documents. 

The Building Department has all new permit applications and the fees have been changed, please see the Building Department tab for the updated applications and fee schedules. If you should have any questions, please call the Building Department at (734) 242-5900.

Railroad Issues:

Your Frenchtown Township Board of Trustees recognizes how frustrating the prolonged stoppage of trains at Hurd and Sandy Creek are. While we wait for Federal assistance on getting the trains to stop this practice, the Board has implemented an early warning system to try and help residents save time and gas. Instructions below will help you download an app that will allow you to view cameras pointed at the effected tracks.


Please see the Recycling Update tab for new and exciting recycling news.

Have a Bulk pickup request, please call the Supervisor's office for pickup (734) 242-3282.

Blue carts will no longer be used for Garbage as of March 14, 2022. To get a replacement garbage can, please contact the Supervisor's office at (734) 242-3282.

Frenchtown Township is pleased to announce that Online bill pay is here. Please click here if you would like to use Online Bill pay -  BS&A Online website to pay your Water bill or Taxes. 

We would like to encourage our residents to utilize the drop-box located on the front of the building.

Exciting events happening at the Frenchtown libraries. Please click on the Library Tab for more information.

Frenchtown Charter Township Hall is located at 2744 Vivian Road, Monroe, MI 48162. NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Drop box payments are considered the next business day.

Frenchtown Township Hall
2744 Vivian Road, Monroe, MI 48162

Meeting Schedules and Agendas


Meeting Schedule

Township Board
2nd Tuesday... 8:00 A.M.
3rd Tuesday... 3:00 P.M.
4th Tuesday... 7:00 P.M.
Planning Commission
1st Thursday (as needed) 7:00 P.M.
3rd Thursday... 7:00 P.M.
Zoning Board of Appeals
2nd Wednesday... 7:00 P.M.
Resort District Authority
2nd Wednesday... 3:00 P.M.

The above listed meetings are held at the Frenchtown Charter Township Hall, 2744 Vivian Road, Monroe County, Michigan.

Recreation Commission
1st Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October & December... 6:00 P.M.
Frenchtown Center for Active Adults
4th Thursday... 10:00 A.M.

The Recreation Commission and Senior Citizen meetings are held at the Frenchtown Recreation Center, 2786 Vivian Road.

Frenchtown Township Library Board
01/09/23 - Monday @ 2:00 P.M.
Frenchtown/Dixie Branch

03/13/23 - Monday @ 2:00 P.M.
Robert Vivian Memorial Branch

05/08/23 - Monday @ 2:00 P.M.
Blue Bush Road Branch

07/10/23 - Monday @ 2:00 P.M.
Frenchtown/Dixie Branch

09/18/23 - Monday @ 2:00 P.M.
Robert Vivian Memorial Branch

11/13/23 - Monday @ 2:00 P.M.
Blue Bush Road Library

The Library Board meeting locations are as noted below each date.

Meeting minutes are available through the Township Clerk's Office, 2744 Vivian Road, except Resort District Authority minutes which are kept at the Resort District Office, 2979 Nadeau Road.

Frenchtown Township Board Members

Alan (Al) VanWashenova, Supervisor
Kyle T. Bryant, Clerk
Julie Ellison, Treasurer
Christiaan Carlton, Trustee
Chris Collins, Trustee
Gary Klemz, Trustee
Matt Rimel, Trustee

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