An urban township is a designation of a unit of local government in several countries.
The term is called urban township Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio and urban town in Wisconsin. Generally, an urban township is afforded more local authority than that of a township and less than that of a city. Often, urban townships use this authority for greater economic development. (In Michigan, an urban township is different from a Charter township.) For more information on the specifics in each state, see the respective entries below: