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The Home of Grand Valley State University

Allendale is home to GVSU, ranked as one of the top universities in the midwest regional area by US News and World Reports. Learn more...

 

Building and Zoning

Need information on Building or Zoning laws for Allendale? Here is your one-stop-source. Read more...
 

Equal Opportunity
 
The Township is an equal opportunity employer whose policy is to select personnel and conduct personnel activities without regard to an employee’s religion, race, sex, color, national origin, age, height, weight, lawful alien status, veteran status, marital status or disability, as long as an employee is able to perform the essential requirements of the job with reasonable accommodation. Michigan law prohibits discrimination in employment based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or handicap unrelated to a person’s ability to perform the essential requirements of the job.
 
Hiring Policy
 
It is the policy of the Township to select from eligible applicants for employment those individuals who most closely meet the job requirements included with the position.
 
Recruitment
 
Recruitment procedures may include circulation of job announcements, deadlines to apply, additional job related qualifications, screening process, and interview. Promotion from within the current work force is allowed, provided all essential requirements of the job are satisfied by the employee. 
 
Employment Applications
 
Employment applications are available at the Township Clerk's office, along with job descriptions and wage information. Click here for an employment application.
 
Employment Applications for commissions and committees are also available at the Township Clerk's office. Click here for an employment application for Commissions and Committees.
 
Feel free to call Township Clerk, Laurie Richards, at 616-895-6295, ext. 6, for more information.

 

 

Notary Public Information

A notary public is an officer commissioned by the Michigan Secretary of State to serve as an unbiased and impartial witness. The most common function of the notary is to prevent fraud by attesting to the identity of a person signing a document. Notarization on a document certifies that the person whose signature is entered on the document personally appeared before the notary, established his or her identity, and personally signed the document in the presence of the notary.

 

Every citizen appointed as a notary has a duty to learn the notarial laws on their own initiative. Before a notary performs any notarial act, the notary is required to read the Notary Public Act, 2003 PA 238 (MCL 55.261, et seq.) An electronic copy of the Act may be found on the Legislature's Web site at www.legislature.mi.gov

 

There are over 127,000 notaries public currently commissioned in the State of Michigan.  

 

We have several notaries at the Township offices and services are free.

 

 

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FIRE DEPARTMENT

Allendale Charter Twp Fire Dept

Allendale Charter Township houses Grand Valley State University. We have a population of over 20,000 plus a student population of about 24,000. Allendale Fire Department covers 32 square miles bordered by the Grand River.

Allendale Fire Department consists of 30 members, two of those members being full time employees of the Township, Chief Mike Keefe and Fire Inspector Dave Pelton.  Our call volume for 2015 was  over 1049 calls, the vast majority of those calls being EMS related. The Department continues to grow each year and strives for the professionalism that all fire departments strive for, large or small. 
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2016 ANNUAL REPORT

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Allendale Charter Twp Police Department

Allendale Charter Township contracts with the Ottawa County Sheriff Department for police protection. 
 
The mission of your Ottawa County Sheriff’s office continues to be that of “preserving public order and supporting the Constitution of the State of Michigan through enforcement of state and local laws.” Their mission is accomplished by providing 24 hour service to Ottawa County communities in the areas of responding to direct request for law enforcement service, criminal investigations traffic enforcement and general assistance to the public.  With this established mission, they continue to place a significant emphasis on the victims and the communities. Their mission is furthered by the ability to office a correctional facility that meets the needs of the criminal justice system in Ottawa County.
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LIBRARY

Allendale Township Library

Contact us
Phone: 616-895-4178
fax: 616-895-5178
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           
Library Director: Bethany Nettleton

Location: 6175 Library Lane, Allendale MI 49401

Hours:    
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm
Wednesday 1pm-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday closed
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CEMETERY

Allendale Cemetery

The Allendale Cemetery is located at 12655 60th Avenue, Allendale MI 49401.  It is a quiet, beautiful old cemetery located out in the Allendale countryside. The oldest graves date back to the 1840’s. It is the only cemetery owned and operated by the Township.

For cemetery information, contact Laurie Richards, Township Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 616-895-6295, ext.

 

Click here for a layout/map of the cemetery


Click here for birth and death records

 

COMMUNITY PARKS

Allendale Community Parks

The Allendale Community Park  behind (south) of the Township office, located at 6676 Lake Michigan Drive.  The park is comprised of 40 acres.  During the warm months, the park is a busy place.  We have an outstanding softball and Little League facilities, which attract teams and players from a wide geographic area. 

Facilities include ballfields, premier playground and splash pad, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball court, picnic shelters, Knowlton House Museum and gardens and the Veterans Memorial.

SENIOR CITIZENS

    


 

Senior Living

Allendale Lifelong Learners is a group that is growing and changing, but a friendly & social place for anybody aged 55 or older.  Kathy Hanes is the Allendale Lifelong Learners director.

 

 

Here are some web sites that are great reference guides geared toward seniors and those with special needs..
Legal Resources for Seniors
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Keeping Seniors Safe with While Remodeling
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Advanced Care Planning
Home Accommodations for Seniors
Aging Veteran's Guide to Planning for the Future
Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home
Elder Care Resources


 

 

 

WATER & SEWER

Water & Sewer Departments

Wastewater Treatment Plant, location: 11624 40th Ave.
Service & Billing Information: 895-6295
Daytime emergencies: 895-5142
Evenings after 5 p.m. & weekends: 616 608-9710

 

Click Here for the 2016 Water Fact Sheet

Click Here for the 2016 Sewer Fact Sheet

Click Here for a Grand Rapids Water Rate Comparrison

Click Here for the 2015 Water Quality Report
Water and Sewer Departments

 

ALLENDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    

ELECTION INFORMATION

 

 

 

Click Here for Information on

   1. Absentee Voting Procedures

   2. Voter Registration Procedures

   3.  Election Day Procedures

Hours of Operation

The Charter township hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and the offices are closed during weekends. Find more information about how to contact us and where we are located by clicking here.

Need to pay your bills?

 
Pay your tax and your water/sewer bills electronically....click here to pay by electronic checking or click here to pay by credit card

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Our Address:
6676 Lake Michigan Drive
PO Box 539
Allendale, MI, 49401
Hours of Operation:
The Township office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am through 5 pm.  Find more information about how to contact us and where we are located by clicking here

Can't Find Something?

If there is any information that you would like to see added to the Township website, please contact Laurie Richards at 895-6295,ext. 6 or you can contact the clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.