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Welcome to Richfield Township

The Richfield Township Board would like to welcome you to Saint Helen. We’re pleased that you have chosen to visit our website to see what St. Helen and the surrounding area has to offer.

We’re located in Roscommon County, heart of the northern lower Peninsula of Michigan and approximately a two and one half hour drive north of Detroit. Richfield Township encompasses 72 square miles, much of which is state land and open to the general public. The many miles of natural shoreline provides an unsurpassed backdrop for activities on Lake St. Helen.

St. Helen is located adjacent to Houghton and Higgins Lake and the south branch of the AuSable River originates at Lake St. Helen. Natural beauty abounds all year long. Spectacular colors in the fall adorn a landscape that changes into a winter wonderland with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and ice fishing. Spring and summer brings water-skiing and fishing on Lake St. Helen, riding the numerous ORV trails and golf at Birch Pointe Golf Club.

We hope you will visit our beautiful area, recreate with us, savor the “up north” experience and then decide to become a part of our community.

Richfield Township
1410 N. St. Helen Rd.
P.O. Box 128
St. Helen, MI 48656
Phone (989) 389-4994
Fax (989) 389-2013


    Absentee Ballots are now available in the Clerk’s office for the May 2, 2017 Election. This is a School Election and there are separate ballots for Roscommon Area Public Schools and Houghton Lake Area Schools. Please verify which district you are voting.


    Yard Waste Pickup will begin on April 17. The following dates are also pickup: April 17, 24. May 1,8,15,22. June 5,19. July 3,17,31. August 14,28. September 11,25. October 9,23. November 6,13,20,27. Copy of 2017 Richfield Twp Calendar (2)

  • Winter Tax Bill

    Remember that your Winter Tax Bill is higher this year due to Roscommon and Houghton Lake Public Schools moving their millages from your Summer Tax Bill to your Winter Tax Bill. Thank you!

  • ORV Speed Limit 25 mph

    This is a Friendly Reminder: Speed limit for ORV’s is 25 MPH. Stay on the far right maintained portion of the roadway. Stay off the sidewalk. Go slow in town to keep the dust down. … When on the trail, let it sail! Thank you!

  • Burning Permits Issued

    Burning permits are issued by the Department of Natural Resources.  Please check on the Michigan DNR Website at http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/ or call 1-866-922-2876 for more information. Please use caution when burning.