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

Fire Department Fire Protection Rating

Spring Lake Township and Village of Spring Lake Lowers Fire Protection Rating

Spring Lake Township and the Village of Spring Lake have received the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of Class 4. The new Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating is an improvement on the current Class 5 and will go into effect on April 1, 2019. The new rating also puts the communities in the top 15 percent statewide with a Class 4 rating or below.

ISO ratings are determined by evaluating a municipality’s water supply, emergency communications (911 system), fire department and community risk reduction program. The ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 representing minimal fire protection.

In order to accomplish the task of lowering the Spring Lake area ISO rating, it involved a great partnership between the Spring Lake Fire Department, Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority and the Department of Public Works for the Township and Village of Spring Lake. The lower rating could result in lower insurance premiums for residents in both Spring Lake Township and Village of Spring Lake.

Deputy Security Check

Leaving for warmer weather? Or just taking a vacation?

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 a week prior to your departure.

Property Check Form

Tax Bills

Tax bills have been mailed.

Tax payments received after February 14, 2019 will incur interest and penalty. Payments can be mailed, deposited in the drop box (either the front of Township Hall, or behind the Love in Action store), or brought to Township Hall during normal business hours. Credit card payments can be accepted at Township Hall or online. There is a fee of for this service.

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.

Make a Payment

Senior Resources Area Plan

Senior Resources of West Michigan is working on its next 3-year area plan. As part of that process, they have a community survey to gain input from older adults and caregivers on service gaps and community needs.

Take the Survey

They are also holding several community forums. Join them
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1pm
Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging
1051 S. Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven

Senior Resources Forum Flyer for Jan 16 2019

Meetings & Events

January 16, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Planning Commission
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
January 24, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
January 28, 2019
12:00am
Board of Trustees
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
February 11, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees
Fire Station #2, 18964 174th Ave.
Spring Lake, MI
February 20, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Planning Commission
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
February 25, 2019
12:00am
Board of Trustees
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
February 28, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
March 5, 2019
8:30am - 9:30am
Board of Review
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI