3220 Shawnee Rd
P.O. Box 818
Bridgman, MI 49106

Office Hours:

M-TH: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
F: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Phone: (269) 465-6601
Fax: (269) 465-4631


Clerk Position Open - The Township clerk position is open and the Township is accepting applications for appointments to finish the former clerks term. Applicants must be a Lake Township resident. Please submit an application and resume to the Township Hall by September 27th if interested. Inquire at the hall for further information. Applications can be found on the Employment page.

October Board Meeting - October's board meeting has been changed to Wednesday, October 18th.

Township Master Plan - A draft of the Township Master Plan is available at this link. Comment on the plan can be made to the Township Office.

Building Permit Fees Change - The Township has revised our building permit fees to better cover the cost associated with the process and bring them into line with most other neighboring municipalities. The new fees can be found under the Building/Zoning page.

Absentee Voter Letter - There are changes in the law regarding absentee ballots. Please click here to view the changes.

Water Rate Increase - Due to the increasing cost of water processing and infrastructure costs, the Township Board has approved a water rate increase effective February 1st, 2023 of 5%. It will be applied to the first set of monthly bills going out in February and applied to the first set of quarterly bills going out in April. Lake Township prides itself on providing great quality water at very reasonable prices. We continue to do large improvement projects and upgrades to assure we can provide a quality water supply for many years to come. The quarterly cost for an in-Township resident will be $33.08 or $11.02 per month (approximately $.37/day) for the minimum usage of 10,000 gallons. The quarterly cost for an out-of-township resident will be $49.70 or $16.57 per month (approximately $.55/day) for the minimum usage of 10,000 gallons. A rate study was conducted by an independent company and actually recommended a higher increase than the 5% that was approved. We understand these are trying times for many and kept increases to a minimum. Our rates are still at or below most neighboring communities who are also finding it necessary to make increases to water rates.

Trail News - Go to the Park page to see exciting news about a proposed trail to the park to be named after John Gast for his many years of service to Lake Charter Township.

Water Department Testing - We are blessed to have great water at very reasonable prices. Check out the latest testing results on the Water page or by using this link.

Assessment Information - Our online assessment information has been enhanced offering much more information online. See Assessor's page for more information.

Why Lake Charter Township is a great place to call home:

  • Great Schools
  • Located close to Chicago, Grand Rapids, South Bend and Kalamazoo
  • Excellent parks and awesome beaches on Lake Michigan
  • A safe, small town atmosphere
  • Taxes and utility rates are some of the lowest in Southwestern Michigan

Please come and visit during the festivals or just spend a day (and sunset) on beautiful Lake Michigan! Click here for more details.



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