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.”


Building/Zoning Administrator, Don Mannes, has retired as of Friday, June 12th!  We thank Don for his over 30 years of service to the Township and its residents.  

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.  Offices are temorarily closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but staff is still working remotely and in office to schedule inspections and process permits.  

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 building code or zoning questions.  Inspectors and Zoning Administrators are also available for phone calls during regular business hours and meetings by appointment outside of scheduled office hours.  

To schedule inspections or applly for permits, call (616)667-8803

Permit forms can be found on pcimi.com, at the Township office or they can be emailed/faxed upon request. 


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


Upcoming Events

  • The Township Office will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.
  • The next Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7th at 7:00 pm.  
  • The next Planning Commission meeting is Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 pm.
  • The Summer Board of Review will take place Tuesday, July 21st. 

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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