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

Township Hall Hours

Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases, Township Hall will be open by appointment only until further notice.

Staff will be working remotely. The phone lines and emails will be answered.

Use our online services, call, or email for assistance.

Our phone numbers and emails can be found here:
Staff Directory

Tax Information

Tax Information

Tax bills have been mailed by. Tax payments are due by February 16, 2021.

NOTE: Beginning with the December 1, 2020, tax bill mail your tax payments to

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

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)

Make a Payment

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive species now established in Michigan. HWA is an insect that targets hemlocks as their source of food. They can be found at the base of hemlock needles on the undersides of branches.

Late fall through early spring is the best time to check hemlock trees. Look on the undersides of branches for evidence of round, white ovisacs near the base of the needles. Report infested hemlock trees by using the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network, available online at MISIN.MSU.edu.

Infested hemlock trees can be treated with specific insecticides to prevent HWA establishment or to destroy existing HWA. Reporting infested trees, even if you will be managing them on your own, is important to help determine how far HWA has spread. This information also indicates where additional surveys may be needed.

The invasive pest can be spread by wind, mammals and birds, with birds being one of the primary ways HWA can move. Humans can also spread HWA through vehicles, trailers and campers that come in contact with infested trees and then move to a different location.

Ottawa County, along with Allegan, Muskegon and Oceana Counties, is a quarantine area for hemlock woolly adelgid. Movement of hemlock trees, boughs, firewood, logs or limbs is prohibited without a compliance agreement.

Woolly Adelgid Information

State of Michigan Woolly Adelgid Information

Deputy Security Check

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 two weeks prior to your departure.

Home Security Check Form

Rycenga Park Reservations

NOTE: The bathrooms at Rycenga Park are closed for the season.

Rycenga Park is located at 16401 Hemlock Road. For park shelter reservations, use the online reservation form. Reservations open 1 year ahead of the date. Reservations are available from May 15 to September 30. Reservations are not taken for dates outside these dates.

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.

Online  Shelter Reservations

Meetings & Events

December 3, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Recreation Committee - Virtual Meeting
December 3, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals - Virtual Meeting
December 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees - Virtual Meeting
December 15, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am
Board of Review - Virtual Meeting
December 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Planning Commission - Virtual Meeting
December 24, 2020
All Day
Township Hall Closed
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI
December 25, 2020
All Day
Township Hall Closed
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI
December 31, 2020
All Day
Township Hall Closed
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI