The 2016 and 2014 Employee Survey is available upon request at the Township Office or by email to
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allendale Lifelong Learners is a group that is growing and changing, but a friendly & social place for anybody aged 55 or older. Kathy Hanes has been the Allendale Lifelong Learners director for the past 7 years and plans events, outings and meetings for over 250 participants each month.
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
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.