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

Election Information

Presidential Primary February 27, 2024

Spring Lake Township Hall will be open on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 7am to 3pm for Absentee Voting Only. All other business will need to be done during normal weekday hours.

For the Presidential Primary, voters are required by Michigan statute to choose between a Democrat or Republican ballot because the State does not have party registration. Spring Lake Township has a non-partisan local issue ballot available if you do not want to choose a party to vote for in the Presidential Primary. The referendum question related to rezoning is on all ballot styles.

The Presidential Primary is the first election where Spring Lake Township voters have the opportunity to utilize early voting. The early voting period will run from February 17 to February 25. We have partnered with all Ottawa County municipalities to offer four early voting sites within the county.

Early Voting Details

Absentee ballots are also available.
Absentee Ballot Application


Referendum FAQ
Informational Mailer
Referendum Clarification Regarding the Village of Spring Lake

Property Assessment Information

Property Assessment Information

Assessment Change Notices have been mailed. These are the statements that say “THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL”

This notice will inform you of changes in your assessed and taxable values. This notice will give you the Inflation Rate Multiplier for the upcoming year, the new values, the PRE percent, current owner of record, and the dates and times for the March Board of Review. If you do not receive your notice or if you have questions after you receive your notice, please contact the Assessing office.

March Board of Review is held yearly on the second Monday in March. We schedule 10-mniute appointments for taxpayers who wish to appeal. We accept written appeals, but they must be received by the deadline listed on the Assessment Change Notice.


Burn Day

Burn Day

Burn Days in 2024 are March 16, May 18, July 20, September 21 and November 16.

Only brush may be burned. No burning within 1400 feet of Ferrysburg or the Village of Spring Lake.

A permit is required. Permits are valid for a calendar year.

Burn Permit Application
Waste Hauler Information

Waste Hauler Information

Republic Services has been selected as the curbside recycling/trash/yard waste provider for Spring Lake Township.

Service days are shown on this map
Republic Services waste collection days





The quarterly rate for recycling, trash and yard waste will be $60.66, effective January 1, 2024. You will be billed directly by Republic Services. This rate is the negotiated rate for 2024.

Recycling (every other week) and yard waste (every week from April 1 to November 30) are included in the fee. However, these services are not required if you do not want the additional bins. There is no discount for not taking the additional services.

Recycling Quick Reference
Single Waste Hauler FAQs

*Note – this is for Township residents only. Village of Spring Lake residents are not included.

Rycenga Park Reservations

Rycenga Park is located at 16401 Hemlock Road.

Shelter reservations are accepted for May 15 to September 30. Available reservation times are 9am to 2:30pm and 3:30pm to 9pm. Reservation fees are $45 for Township residents and $65 for nonresidents per half-day block. Note – we are sharing a reservation system with the Village of Spring Lake, so the link shows as a Village site.

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.


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