Boards & Commissions


To Laketown Township Residents & Visitors:

Due to the current Covid-19 epidemic, Laketown Township is closed to the public until further notice.  In person visits will be available by appointment only.  The entry area is also available during business hours to drop off/pick-up any necessary documents. Laketown Township staff will continue communication via telephone, text and email.  Also, we will be checking our drop box located outside the office front door. Please call the office at (616) 335.3050 or email with any questions.

Take care, be aware, and let’s make it through this unusual time together with prudent, calm, and responsible action.

Laketown Township

Schedule of Meetings for Calendar Year 2021


In February and March of 2020 Laketown Township adopted new rental unit registration requirements. The attached documents will assist you through the process of registering your rental unit. If you have any questions please call the Graafschap Fire Department office at 616-396-4060 or email:

Rental Unit Ordinance Amendment
Rental Unit Registration Application
Rental Unit Escape Plan Example
Rental Inspection
Rental Fee Schedule

Parks Commission
ODC – Outdoor Discovery Center Partnership

Planning Commission

** Township Board Approves
Distribution of Draft Master Plan **

On February 12, 2020 the Laketown Township Board approved the distribution of the draft township master plan. The draft mast plan is the culmination of nearly two years of work by the Laketown Township Planning Commission.

By approving the distribution of the plan the board allows the plan to be sent to our neighboring units of government and utilities that serve Laketown Township. The recipients of the notice then have 63 days to offer comments to the Planning Commission. After the 63 day window close the Planning Commission will review and consider the suggestions offered and adjust the plan as they desire. Then the Planning Commission will schedule a public hearing on the master plan. The date of that public hearing has not yet been set.

The draft plan can be viewed by clicking here.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Graafschap Fire Board

Downtown Development Authority

Legal Notices

News You Can Use

Quick Facts & Links

Lakeshore Advantage
Census 101 – What You Need to Know – Click Here
Census 101 – What You Need to Know (Spanish) – Click Here

Forms & Ordinances

Forms (PDF library)