What is a Township?

A township is an administrative unit of government six miles square containing 36 sections, each of one-square mile. Its government has three prime responsibilities:

  • To provide general assistance
  • To maintain roads
  • To assess property values for tax purposes 

Additional responsibilities can include:

  • Public transportation 
  • Activities for senior citizens 
  • Counseling youth programs

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1. Do I live "in" a local government?
2. What is a County?
3. What is a Township?
4. What is Municipal Government?