Zeeland Township is a beautiful Township which shows pride in its historic background and its strong religious heritage. The Township, named after the Province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, was settled in 1847 by a group of 457 courageous settlers who were seeking religious and political freedom. Despite many hardships, the colony survived due to the strong faith and dedicated efforts of those who settled in this wilderness.

Ottawa County Clerk's Office Launches Website Detailing Security of Elections Process

GRAND HAVEN – A new website, www.miottawa.org/securingthevote, launched today provides citizens in Ottawa County with information on how their votes are counted and details the security steps that go into the elections process.

“Over the past several months we’ve received a number of questions from citizens concerned about our elections process,” said Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck. “There is a lot of information being circulated right now on social media. Some of it is true and some is not. Our voters have the right to know how this process works and how hard our election officials at the local level are working to ensure the security and accuracy of their vote.”

The project, called “Securing the Vote”, highlights the timeline of the elections process: before, during and after Election Day. The most common questions received by the Clerk’s Office are listed, along with detailed answers, links to further information and informative infographics. 

“Our number one priority is accurate and secure elections,” said Roebuck. “We have an incredible team of 23 city and township clerks all dedicated to that same mission.”


  • Please join us for an retirement open house in honor of Don Mannes, Building & Zoning Administrator on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, in the lower level parking lot of the Township office.  Please stop by to enjoy a piece of cake and wish Don well in retirement!
  • Effective June 15th, 2020 Zeeland Charter Township has contracted with Professional Code Inspections of Michigan Inc. (PCI) for Building Code Administration and Enforcement, and Zoning Administration.  PCI's Jenison office is located at 1913 Baldwin St., Jenison.  Operating hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  They can be found online at pcimi.com.  Office hours will also be held at the Zeeland Charter Township office 10:00 am -12:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to answer any builiding code or zoning questions.  Inspectors and Zoning Administrators aree also available for phone calls during regular business hours and meetings by appointment outside of scheduled office hours. 

         To schedule inspections or apply for permits, call (616)667-8803.  Permits can be found here

  • UPDATE:  The August 15, 2020 Drenthe Grove Chicken BBQ has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 


Upcoming Events

  • The August 4th Board of Trustee Meeting has been CANCELLED.
  • The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th. 

Tax & Assessing Information


Pay Your Taxes

2019 summer property tax bills are now past due and can be paid at the Ottawa County Treasurer’s office. Call 616-994-4501 for amount owed.

Click here for property and tax information 

"Current Tax" will allow you to see property tax owing as well as tax payment history. 

"Assessing Information" will show you your property's value and whether or not you have the Principal Residents Exemption.



Get in Touch

Zeeland Charter Township

Address: 6582 Byron Road Zeeland, MI 49464

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Friday

Phone: (616) 772-6701

Fax: (616) 772-1857

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