"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order Response

Operating under the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, effective midnight March 24, the Charter Township of Shelby closed Township Hall and all associated buildings until June 13. Residents may still call any township department to leave a voicemail message. Appropriate personnel will return calls as soon as possible. Residents can also email township staff at for general questions.

The Shelby Township Fire Department and the Shelby Township Police Department are responding to emergency calls. Please use discretion when seeking emergency services.

Trash pick-up will continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days, and the Department of Public Works is responding to emergency calls such as water main breaks and sanitary sewer back-ups. Please call 586-731-5990 to leave a voicemail concerning DPW business and dial 911 for emergencies.

Please note that, in light of the ongoing virus emergency, the Building Department modified its inspection procedures. You may call the Building Department at 586-731-5969 or email to conduct business. The department is actively performing permit processing, plan reviews and inspections.

Inspections of owner-occupied homes are restricted for safety purposes. If your project involves an owner-occupied home, please refer to the information on the Virtual Inspection Program.

For other projects, if an inspection request involves the interior of a building, the building or area under inspection must be vacated of personnel at the time of inspection to avoid person to person contact. In all cases, the department observes social distancing and other orders of the Governor.

The Building Department is asking the community to adhere to Best Practice Guidelines for the Construction Industry set forth by the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity.


As we work together to combat the spread of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing in our parks. To help facilitate this, we’ve closed some amenities such as playgrounds and active recreation sites such as basketball and volleyball courts.

The 41 A District Court remains open for all essential matters during this time. The court is adjourning all but essential issues as there will be limited in-person assistance at the front counter. Make payments via the court's dropbox or online. Closures for the 41 A District Court are set by the State of Michigan’s Court Administrator. For more information on the court’s hours and access, please call the court at 586-739-7325.

Visit for a department directory. Information is also regularly updated at

Letter from Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis regarding "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order

Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department park use guidelines  

Shelby Township Employee Return-To-Work Strategy & Employee COVID-19 FAQ

Macomb County Department of Roads, township Beautification Committee cancel April 25 Clean-Up Day

In accordance with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the Shelby Township Beautification Committee cancelled its April 25 Clean-Up Day event. A make-up day may be set by the committee during the summer. For more information, visit


Notice from the Macomb County Department of Roads spring 2020 roadside clean-up

GFL Environmental USA Inc. resumes yard waste collection April 14

GFL Environmental USA Inc. called in more resources from other areas and will resume yard waste collection in Shelby Township April 14. Homes that did not receive yard waste pick-up April 13 will be collected April 14. Trash and recycling pick-up will also continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days.