Township Meetings


Portland Township Board Meetings

The next meeting will be on August 12 at 6:30 pm. 

All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall

located at 773 E Grand River Ave, Portland.  Note that all meetings will start at 6:30 pm unless posted differently.  Go to the Township Board tab to see the entire fiscal year meeting dates and a printable link.

Portland Township Planning Commission Next Meeting:


September 2, 2020, at 7:00 pm

All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall

located at 773 E Grand River Ave, Portland

Portland Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Meetings


Meets only as Applications are Received Except Organizational

Meeting on the Second Wednesday of each January at 6:30 pm.

All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall


Public Notices

Effective Immediately ALL Burn Permits Across Michigan Have Been Suspended Due to COVID-19  

Below is a link to the Michigan DNR page for burning information

DNR Link


The Township Board adopted an ordinance to amend the Nuisance Ordinance to change from 10 days to 30 days for violation compliance.  Click on Notice N below and Ordinance N to read the entire amended section.


Notice N

Ordinance N


The Township Board adopted an ordinance to prohibit all Recreational Marihuana Establishments in the Township.  Click on Notice RM and Ordinance RM below to review the notice and ordinance.

Notice RM

Ordinance RM


The Township Board adopted an ordinance agreement to grant a 

gas franchise to Consumers Energy Co. on February 13, 2019.  Click on the notice below and the ordinance to read it in its entirety.










Adopted Text Amendments to

the Zoning Ordinance is to add language for

solar energy systems

and group childcare homes. Click

on "notice" below to read.




Go to "Information", then "Ordinances and Resolutions" to 

review the amendment documents.



Burn Permits


Click on "Departments" then "Fire/Ambulance"




Election Information

Drop your Absentee Ballots off at:


9774 E Goodwin Rd.

Pewamo, MI 48873

Front Porch Drop Box

Click on "Departments" then "Elections" for other election information.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

Click on Links below for latest information:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services

New Treasurer Appointed

 Michelle (Shelly) Schneider is beginning work on April 7, 2020 as the new Treasurer to replace retiring Treasurer Leanne Simon.  See under Taxes heading below for contact information.

The 2019 fall Newsletter is here, click on the link below to read




Click on "Departments" then  "Assessing" for additional information

Assessors Phone Number:  989-383-0306



Click on "Departments" then "Taxes" for Info


To contact the Treasurer click on "Township Board"

then "Treasurer"



Click on "Departments" then "Elections" for the latest election information.





Portland Township will be going ahead with the April recycling event on April 25-26, 2020, but it will operate a little differently from our other recycling events:

  • Recycling drop off will be self-serve.  Volunteers, when available, will only be observing from a distance.

  • We urge anyone who is sick, has been sick or is exhibiting any signs of illness to stay home and wait for the May recycling event.

  • We will have three bins available because we didn't recycle in March.  When the bins are full, DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE GROUND.  Granger employees WILL NOT p[ick up anything that is outside the bins.

As usual, the bins will be open from 8 am-5 pm on Saturday and from 8 am until they are full on Sunday.  Please note that this is only open to Portland Township residents.  To help make this recycling effort more successful, please read the information on this website link:  Recycling Raccoons


As of January 1, 2019, only Portland Township is running the recycling program being offered at Municipal Supply at 1 Industrial Dr. Portland, east off Lyons Rd.  Danby Township has resigned from the joint program.  This means that only Portland Township residents can use this recycling program.  The dates that the containers are available to drop off items are the 4th Saturday and Sunday of each month.  The drop off times are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.


*Note - on the flyer that went out in the mail to the Portland Township Residents last fall, the phone number of Recycle Ionia was printed in error.  The correct phone number is 616-432-9850.

Click on flyer link below for information on what can or cannot be dropped off and for additional other recycling places.


New info 2019:


Recycling Flyer Info


Recycling Rules


Recycling Raccoons

Link is below to a State map of all recycling facilities:




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