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.

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 Planning Commission meeting on Monday, June 24, 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.


Ottawa County Road Commission will be resurfacing Gooding St. between 32nd Ave. and 48th Ave.  During the project, the road will remain open and work will be completed using lane closures and traffic control.  Please be patient and keep our construction workers safe while driving through the area.  Work will take place from Monday, June 17, 2024 to Friday, June 28, 2024.  This timeframe is weather dependent.

A representative from Congressman John Molenaar’s office will be at the township offices on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. to meet with residents of Chester Township to hear concerns and answer questions.

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

High Density Residential Temporary Moratorium

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


June 3rd
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 5th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 10th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 12th
     9:00-10:00 Moolenaar Representative
     10:00-12:00 Senior Project Fresh Distribution
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 13th
     9:00-1:30 Senior Foot Care
June 17th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 19th
     Arthritis Therapy Stretching Cancelled **
June 24th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 26th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
June 27th
     9:00-1:30 Senior Foot Care
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

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.