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    Is a township in Northeastern and Midwestern states considered municipality?

    November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020

Is a township in Northeastern and Midwestern states considered municipality?




Township in Some Northeastern and Midwestern States is an incorporated municipality

A municipality is a local corporation. In 20 Northeastern and Midwestern states, town (in New England states and New York) or township governments are organized local governments. However these towns and townships may or may not be incorporated municipalities.

What we have learned is that among these 20 Northeastern and Midwestern states, towns in all New England States (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT), towns in NY, townships in NJ, PA and MI states are considered municipalities. However a township in IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD and WI is a subordinate to a county, not a municipality.

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Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_in_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Municipalities_in_the_United_States

Towns in New English States are Municipalities

Towns in New English States are Incorporated Municipalities

New England is a region comprising six states in the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Rhode Island and Connecticut.

These six states are generally subdivided into towns and cities serving the same function as incorporated municipalities. New England towns are fully functioning municipal corporations. With the exception of a few remote areas in New Hampshire and Vermont, and about half of Maine, all of New England is within the borders of an incorporated municipality.

To find the municipality for a particular address in New England states, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_town

Townships in Michigan are Municipalities

Townships In Michigan are corporate entities.

Townships are the most basic form of local government in Michigan. Some townships can become reformulated as charter townships, which have additional powers and streamlined administration of townships.

Michigan doesn’t have towns—it has townships, cities and villages. Townships govern 96% of Michigan’s land area outside of cities. In Michigan, if you don’t live in a city, you live in a township.

The largest municipality by population in Michigan is Detroit with 713,777 residents, and the smallest municipality by population is Pointe Aux Barques Township with 10 residents. The largest municipality by land area is McMillan Township.

To find the municipality for a particular address in Michigan, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_Michigan
https://www.michigantownships.org/mi_twps.asp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township

Townships in Pennsylvania are Municipalities

Pennsylvania townships are municipal corporations.

Each county in PA is divided into municipal corporations, which can be one of four types: cities, boroughs, townships, and incorporated towns. The entire state is covered by incorporated land.

A Pennsylvania township is a unit of local government. It acts the same as a city or borough. Townships were established based on convenient geographical boundaries and vary in size from six to fifty-two square miles.

To find the municipality for a particular address in Pennsylvania, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_in_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township

Townships in New Jersey are Municipalities

Townships in New Jersey are municipal corporations.

A New Jersey township is similar to a city, town, village or borough and provides similar services to a Pennsylvania township. Like most Northeastern states, every square foot of New Jersey is incorporated; every resident lives within the borders of an incorporated municipality.

New Jersey is divided into 21 counties and contains 565 municipalities consisting of five types: 254 boroughs, 52 cities 15 towns, 241 townships and 3 village.

To find the municipality for a particular address in New Jersey, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_municipalities_in_New_Jersey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_in_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_town

Towns in New York are Municipalities

Towns in State of New York are municipal corporations.

As in most northeastern states, every square foot of New York is incorporated; all residents who do not live in a city or on an Indian reservation live in a town.

To find the municipality for a particular address in New York State, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_New_York_(state)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township

Towns in Wisconsin are not Municipalities

Towns in Wisconsin are not municipal corporations.

In Wisconsin, townships are known as “towns” rather than townships. They are organized towns for unincorporated jurisdiction within a county. All residents of Wisconsin who do not live in a city or village live in a town.

To find the municipality for a particular address in Wisconsin, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_Wisconsin

Townships in Minnesota are not Municipalities

Townships in Minnesota are not incorporated municipalities.

Townships are the oldest form of government in Minnesota, dating back to 1787 when Minnesota was established as part of the Northwest Ordinance.

Today, the term township generally refers to organized but unincorporated communities governed by a local board of supervisors and created to provide services to their residents. “Town” and “township” have been used interchangeably in Minnesota law, but “town” is the correct term to refer to an organized governmental unit and “township” is the term to refer to the geographic area.

To find the municipality for a particular address in Minnesota, you can enter the address on our online demo on: https://usgeocoder.com/api_live_demo.

Reference web sites:

http://www.herald-journal.com/farmhorizons/2014-farm/township-government.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_township
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/ss/sslgterms.pdf