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Spring Lake Township
Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles
Sailing on Spring Lake, Michigan
ca. 1930–1945
Tax Information

Tax Information

Winter tax bills are due February 14, 2024.

Mail your tax payments (check only) to

Spring Lake Township – Tax
Department 8708
PO Box 30516
Lansing, MI 48909-8016

Tax payments can be made in person, by mail, or online. An auto-debit program is also available. Drop boxes are available on the front of the building or behind the building.

Payments may also be made online (credit card only). Fees apply.
Make an Online Payment

Tax and Assessing information is available online from BS&A. A fee of $2 will be charged unless you are looking up your own property. If it is your property you will need to register, but the information is free.

Tax & Assessing Information (BS&A)

Deputy Security Check

Deputy Security Check

Spring Lake Township, through its community policing officer, provides free vacation security checks to its citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses, or other facilities for a period of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior of the property. This service is offered to deter potential burglars and provides additional security while your property is unoccupied.

Any resident that will be out of the area may use the program, whether you are leaving for a short time or if you will be gone for several months. To request a property check, please submit the Property Check Form at least two weeks prior to your departure.

Home Security Check Form

Hunting Season Closures

Hunting Season Closures

With the start of deer firearm season on November 15, remember:

The Township disc golf area is closed until the end of firearm season, November 30.

North Ottawa Dunes and Ottawa Sands parks will be closed
Friday to Monday
November 17 to November 20
The parks will reopen on Tuesday, November 21.

No Leaf Drop Off in 2023

No Leaf Drop Off in 2023

Yard waste pickup is included in the fees paid to Republic Services. Therefore, the Township is not having a leaf drop off this year.

Yard waste service begins April 1, and ends November 30. If you would like the service, contact Republic at 616-662-6790 to request your yard waste bin.

Yard waste is picked up weekly on the same day as your trash service.

Rycenga Park Reservations

Rycenga Park is located at 16401 Hemlock Road.

We are currently not accepting reservations for 2024. We are updating our reservation system. Reservations for 2024 will reopen after January 1, 2024.

Bathrooms are not heated and opening is weather dependent. They are generally open from the middle of May to the end of September. There is a permanent portable toilet at the park.

Electricity is provided in the shelters. If the outlets are overloaded, the GFI circuit may trip. Please try using the reset button on the outlet before calling for help.

Dogs must be leashed. No dogs are allowed on the playground or the athletic fields.

Short-Term Rentals

Ordinance 255 regulating short-term rentals, was effective February 6, 2017. Short Term Rental definitions were updated in Ordinance 278, effective November 16, 2020.

Short term rentals are not allowed for properties zoned R-1 or R-2. They are allowed in other residential zoning districts.

Short term rentals are required to be registered. The registration is valid for 3 years, after which it must be renewed. The registration fee is $100, which may be paid by cash or by check made out to Spring Lake Township.

We will drive past your rental before your registration is approved to verify the condition of the property.


Short Term Rental Registration Form

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