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, November 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held @ the Township Offices and via Teams.  Please see below for the agenda and Teams link.

Planning Commission November 27, 2023 Agenda

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Meeting ID: 212 154 523 826
Passcode: mN4Tf7

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There will be a public hearing during the planning commission meeting on Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Please see the notice below.

Public Notice Hearing November 27, 2023

A representative from Congressman John Molenaar’s office will be at the township offices on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. to meet with residents of Chester Township to hear concerns and answer questions.

There will be a Board of Review meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 @ 5;00 P.M.  Please see notice below.

Notice of Board of Review Meeting December 12, 2023

Chester Township currently has two moratoriums in place.  Please see the notices below:

Lake Residential Zoning District Accessory Buildings Moratorium

Energy Storage Systems Moratorium


2023 Master Plan

Map 1 Elevation Contours

Map 2 Floodplain

Map 3 Prime Agricultural Soils

Map 4 National Wetlands Inventory

Map 5 Watershed

Map 6 Land Cover

Map 7 Conklin

Map 8 Crockery Lake


Chester Township  Senior Service Millage

2023 Upcoming FOREVER YOUNG “Brief glimpse of Events”.  More detailed information on the Senior Services Resource Page & the Township Calendar


November 1st
     9:00-12:00 Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling 
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 2nd
     9:00-1:30 Senior Foot Care
November 6th
     1:00-4:00 Forever Young Open Hall
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 8th
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 13th
     1:00-4:00 Forever Young Open Hall
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 15th
     10:00-11:00 Moolenaar Representative
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 16th
     9:00-1:30 Senior Foot Care
November 20th 
     1:00-4:00 Forever Young Open Hall
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 22nd
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 23rd
     Office Closed-Holiday
November 27th
     1:00-4:00 Forever Young Open Hall
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 29th
     9:00-12:00 Medicare Enrollment Counseling 
     1:30-2:30 Arthritis Therapy Stretching
November 30th
     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
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

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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.