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The Home of Grand Valley State University

Allendale is home to GVSU, ranked as one of the top universities in the midwest regional area by US News and World Reports. Learn more...

 

Building and Zoning

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Allendale Charter Township Assessing Department

The Allendale Charter Township Assessing Department is dedicated to the establishment of fair, accurate and equitable property assessments for township residents and businesses.  We are committed to providing accurate property information to the various township departments, property owners, realtors, and private appraisers.  Additionally, this department is responsible for identifying the taxable status of each property within the township.  Each year, we prepare and submit reports to the State and County in accordance with Michigan's General Property Tax Law.

 

Forms: 

Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence

Principle Residence Exemption Form

Property Transfer Affidavit

Small Business Personal Property Form

Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property

Personal Property Statement Form

Principal Residence Exemption

If you own and occupy a property that is considered your principal residence, you can file an affidavit that allows you to claim an exemption from some school operating taxes. You must own and occupy the property as of June 1 of the year to qualify, and must be filed with the Township Assessor.

Transfer of Ownership Information (Click for link)

Assessed Value Determinations

The yearly determination of a property’s assessed value is done by the local township assessing department. The Assessor is required by state statute to assess all real and personal property in the township at fifty (50) percent of market value as of December 31″ of each year. Market Value is defined as the most likely price that a property would sell for in an arm’s length transaction with no undue influence suffered by either the buyer or seller. An individual selling price does not establish the assessed value of any property, rather an analysis of all sales is done to establish uniform values for all properties in Allendale Charter Township. Various factors are taken into consideration when establishing the assessment, including, but not limited to location, size and utilization, age, style, surrounding properties, and land and improvement values.

Taxable Value

With the advent of Proposal A (P.A. 415 of 1994), the value upon which property owners pay tax on is called the Taxable Value. This value is used to calculate one’s property taxes, and has been set at the 1994 assessed value and multiplied by the rate of inflation for every year that it has been owned by the same entity. As long as the property has not transferred ownership and not been added to, the annual increase in taxes is limited (or capped) by the rate of inflation. The previous year’s inflation rate was 1.7%.

Fore more information or to answer anymore of your questions please visit: Michigan Taxes (Property Taxes) 

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KEEP YOUR SELF SAFE
There are a few things that residents can do to protect themselves and their neighborhoods from crime. 
 
1. Please be vigilant in locking all vehicles that are left outside.  Very rarely do we see any type of forced entry during these thefts.
 
2. Do not leave valuables in a vehicle overnight.  Simply taking wallets, purses, electronic devices, etc. out of the car will keep a thief from trying to get into your car.
 
3. If you see something or somebody suspicious, please call 9-1-1 to report that activity immediately.  
 
4. If you are a victim of theft, however minor, please call 1-800-249-0911 to report the theft.  Also, please try not to disturb any physical evidence that may have been left in or around the car
 
 
 To report Street Lighting outages, go to https://www.consumersenergy.com
CONCERTS IN THE PARK SCHEDULE
MOVIES IN THE PARK SCHEDULE
 

Click here for Application

When submitting an Application, please include a cover letter, resume, professional references and proof of Degree (if applicable).

Applications are now being accepted for a part-time, approximately 24 hrs per week Assistant Operator for the Water/Sewer Department.  For more information on the position, click hereJob Description is attached here.  Feel free to contact Adam Elenbaas, Allendale Township Supervisor at 616 895-6295 ext 12 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications are now being accepted for 2 positions on the Library Board.  If interested in serving, please fill out an application.  For more information, feel free to contact Rob Bristow, Head Librarian, at (616) 895-4178 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications are now being accepted for a Zoning Board of Appeals Full Member and one Alternate Member.  If interested, please fill out an application.  For more information, feel free to contact Adam Elenbaas, Allendale Township Supervisor at 616-895-6295 ext 12 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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In 2002, a Liquor License Ordinance and a Liquor Control Ordinance was adopted. These ordinances spell out the steps that must be taken for a business to secure a liquor license. For a packet of information for a liquor license, please contact Laurie Richards, Clerk, at 616-895-6295, ext. 6.
 
For more information regarding liquor licenses, please contact:
 
7150 Harris Drive, P O Box 30005 
Lansing MI 48909 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Allendale Charter Twp Fire Dept

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. 
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2016 ANNUAL REPORT

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Allendale Charter Twp Police Department

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.
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LIBRARY

Allendale Township Library

Contact us
Phone: 616-895-4178
fax: 616-895-5178
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           
Library Director: Rob Bristow - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: 6175 Library Lane, Allendale MI 49401

Hours:    
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm
Wednesday 1pm-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday closed
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CEMETERY

Allendale Cemetery

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.

For cemetery information, contact Laurie Richards, Township Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 616-895-6295, ext.

 

Click here for a layout/map of the cemetery


Click here for birth and death records

 

COMMUNITY PARKS

Allendale Community Parks

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.

SENIOR CITIZENS

       ***Monthly Newsletter***


 

Senior Living

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.
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WATER & SEWER

Water & Sewer Departments

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

Click Here for the 2015 Water Quality Report
Water and Sewer Departments

 

ALLENDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    

ELECTION INFORMATION

 

 

 

Click Here for Information on

   1. Absentee Voting Procedures

   2. Voter Registration Procedures

   3.  Election Day Procedures

Hours of Operation

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.

Need to pay your bills?

 
Pay your tax and your water/sewer bills electronically....click here to pay by electronic checking or click here to pay by credit card

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Our Address:
6676 Lake Michigan Drive
PO Box 539
Allendale, MI, 49401
Hours of Operation:
The Township office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am through 5 pm.  Find more information about how to contact us and where we are located by clicking here

Can't Find Something?

If there is any information that you would like to see added to the Township website, please contact Laurie Richards at 895-6295,ext. 6 or you can contact the clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.