Office Hours

Monday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For your convenience, there is a drop box by the front doors for your after-hour needs. (Payments, Permit Applications, Returning Hall Key, etc.)

There is also a doorbell to the right of the front doors if you need assistance with the doors.

Are you interested in running for an elected office?  Please see the below link for deadlines and information on how to run for an elected office.

Running for Office- Ottawa County, Michigan (

All Township virtual meetings will now use Microsoft Teams for streaming meetings instead of Zoom.

Chester Township is now available on BS & A Online.  What is BS & A Online?  BS&A Online is a collection of municipal services providing instant and convenient access to various kinds of important information held at your local government.  To obtain information in regard to a parcel in Chester Township you can go to: Home | Chester Township | BS&A Online (

There will be a Township Board meeting on Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held @ the Township Offices and via Teams.  Please watch below for the agenda and Teams link.

A representative from Congressman John Molenaar’s office will be at the township offices on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. to meet with residents of Chester Township to hear concerns and answer questions.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission is excited to announce the launch of a Strategic Plan Partner Survey intended to gather valuable insights from our partner organizations.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking this link:

Please circulate this survey among your colleagues as you deem appropriate. Your organization’s feedback is crucial to shaping the future of our parks system and will directly influence the development of the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission Strategic Plan.

We kindly request that you submit your responses by April 10, 2024. Should you wish to partake in our public survey as a member of the community, please click HERE.

Chester Township currently has a moratorium in place.  Please see the notice below:

Energy Storage Systems Moratorium

Notice of Adoption of Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Chester Township  Senior Service Millage

2024 Upcoming FOREVER YOUNG “Brief glimpse of Events”.  More detailed information on the Senior Services Resource Page & the Township Calendar


March 4th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
March 6th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
March 7th
     9:00-1:30 Senior Foot Care
March 11th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
March 13th
     9:00-10:00  Moolenaar Representative
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
March 18th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
March 20th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
March 21st
     9:00-1:30 Senior Foot Care
March 25th
     1:00-4:00  Senior Luncheon
March 27th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
Write to Us
Chester Township Hall and Offices
3509 Sehler St.
P.O. Box 115
Conklin, MI 49403

**We use the Ravenna Independent for all public notices**

Find the link to make online payments under RESOURCES

 Give Us a Call

Phone: 616-899-5544
Fax: 616-899-2937

Contact Us

Direct Questions to –

Zoning :   Property Complaints, Zoning Permits & Setbacks

Assessing : Property Assessments and PRE’s

Inspector:  All Building Questions & Permits

Treasurer: Tax, Sewer & Online Payments

Clerk: FOIA requests, Elections, and PA116’s

Supervisor:  All other questions and concerns or positive thoughts

Community Information

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Chester Township recognizes its responsibilities to each of its constituents and Township officials make this pledge as a statement of the Township’s values and purpose as we conduct Township business.

  • Chester Township will strive to serve its Township constituents with dependable and efficient service. The highest standards and lawfully executed service will be our goal.
  • Chester Township will strive to be a place where employees are encouraged to expand their knowledge and fulfill their individual potentials. One of the Township’s premier goals is to be considered an invaluable work place by each of our employees.
  • Chester Township will strive to conduct its affairs in a socially responsible, lawful manner while maintaining a kind and courteous workplace.

We will always strive to utilize ethical practices and compassion for the needs of those around us and to reflect those ideals in our Township decisions.