Township Meetings


Also, see "Public Notices" below for special meeting information


Portland Township Board Meetings

The next regular Board meeting will be on January 12, 2022.  Click on "Agenda" below a few days before the meeting date for the proposed topics of discussion.


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.  Note that meetings are now able to be in person up to 25 people.

Portland Township Planning Commission Next Meeting:

The next regular meeting is on March 2, 2022.

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 6:00 pm.

All meetings will be at the Portland Township Hall.

Public Notices


December 2021 recycling will be on Sunday 12-26 and Monday 12-27.

Recycling for Portland Township Residents is at Municipal Supply at 1 Industrial Dr. Portland, east off Lyons Rd.   Be sure to follow all the rules for successful recycling.  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.

  • 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 another recycling event.

  • When the bins are full, DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE GROUND.  Granger employees WILL NOT pick up anything that is outside the bins.

Sunfield has reopened their recycling program without a residency requirement.  Hours are Wednesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.  Click on the link below for all the details and items accepted.

Sunfield Recycling Flyer

Sunfield is participating in a new project to accept and to recycle agricultural plastic.  Click on the link below for all the details.

Sunfield AG Plastic Recycle

See recycling press release at top of page under Announcements.

Ionia County Hazardous Waste Collection 2021 Dates.  Click on link below for the details on dates and items that can be dropped off.

Hazardous Waste Info

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


Other info:


Recycling Flyer Info


Recycling Rules


Recycling Raccoons

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





December 2021 recycling will be on Sunday 12-26 and Monday 12-27.


The Township has purchased new land for the future Township Hall! It is 31 acres fronting on E Grand River Ave west of the City boundary and also fronts on Knox Rd.  Please click on the link below for the full Press Release containing all the details.                   Press Release

Doing projects at home?  Call Miss Dig first!  MissDig811 (647-734-4811)  It is free and underground electric, gas, oil, propane, phone and cable, water, sewer or irrigation lines or pipes can be marked for your safety.  Click on the link below for more details:


You can now pay your taxes online!

 Point and Pay is an online method to pay your tax bill with a credit card or e-check.  There will be a fee with a credit card of 3% (minimum $2) or with an electronic check (ACH) of $3 up to $10,000 or $10 over $10,000.  Click on the link below to pay your taxes with this convenient method. 

Pay Taxes Link

For instructions on how to pay taxes online click on the link below:

How to Pay Online

For how to look up your property click on the link below:

Property Lookup


Recycling News

Portland Township is teaming with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership (TRP) to introduce a first-of-its-kind communitywide project aimed at improving the quality of materials residents recycle in their drop-off program during 2021.

Click on the link below to read the entire press release.

Recycling Press Release

The Township has one open position of an "alternate member" on the Zoning Board of Appeals. They meet when a variance or appeal is requested and once in January to elect officers.  If you are interested in serving your Township then fill out the application below and send it to the Township at PO Box 314, Portland or give it to a Board member.

ZBA Membership App

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

Click on the Links below for the latest information:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services


The Township Newsletters are available to read online as well as within your tax bills.  Click on the "Information" tab at the top, then "Documents" to review all of them.

Burn Permits

Contact your local Fire Department for Burn Permits


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

Assessor Jason Kohagen - Phone Number:  989-383-0306



Click on "Departments" then "Taxes" for general Information PLUS the new Point & Pay online tax payment process. See the top of the page for paying taxes online.


To contact the Treasurer click on "Township Board"

then "Treasurer"


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