Township Meetings


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


Portland Township Board Meetings

They will meet on March 24 at 6:00 pm for the Annual Meeting and the April meeting.  

The meeting on March 24 will be in person for up to 25 people or you can join by ZOOM.  Instructions to join are below:

Join Zoom Meeting

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 or you can join virtually according to the State mandate.


Portland Township Planning Commission Next Meeting:


The next meeting is on June 2, 2021.

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 except those held by ZOOM per State mandates.


Public Notices


Public Notice to adopt zoning amendments to the Agriculture District regarding the new use of slaughterhouse/butcher shop.  Click on "Notice" below for the public notice and "Ordinance" to read the resolution and ordinance adopting the new language.



Public Notice for the Township Board adopted Rezone Project on Lyons Rd and the Looking Glass View Subdivision.  Click on "Notice Rezone" below for the notice and "Maps" for the amendment resolution, ordinance and the maps.  

Notice Rezone



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.





Board of Review (BOR) to Appeal Property Assessments

The BOR will meet in person at the Township Hall at 773 E Grand River Ave, Portland.  Persons can walk in to present their appeal.  The hours and dates are shown below:

Tuesday March 9th - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday March 10th - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Township has one open position of 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 Links below for 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.

Consumer information for Video/Cable Regulatory Information

Burn Permits

Contact your local Fire Department for Burn Permits



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.




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

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:




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