Welcome to Olive Township, a community of thriving agriculture, business and residential neighborhoods cultivated from generations of families in the heart of Ottawa County, Michigan.

Founded through the first election of officers on April 6, 1857, Olive Township selected its first Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer through the vote of 57 attendees. Today, Olive Township has approximately 2,700 registered voters and the ninth Supervisor of record since its founding. Originally named Eastman Township and extending all the way to Lake Michigan as the western border, Olive Township split in 1915, creating current day Port Sheldon Township.

Read More

Upcoming Events

See All Events

Recent News

There's no getting around it, winter has arrived! Time to put the plow on the truck, find the snow brush and boots, and remind everyone about fire prevention. While our firefighters are always on call we prefer to not be called to a house fire. So here are some tips to avoid having a fire caused by burning wood for heat:

• Use only dry, seasoned wood in your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
• Don’t burn trash or large pieces of cardboard in your fireplace.
• Inspect your chimney for holes or cracks where sparks or embers can escape.
• Install a carbon monoxide detector near your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
• Install a working smoke detector on every level of your home.
• Use a fireguard in front of your fireplace to protect against hot embers popping into the room.
• Don’t go to bed before properly extinguishing all hot embers.
• Don’t scoop out hot ashes from your fireplace.
• Keep ashes in a metal container at least 10 feet from the home, and never leave them on a wooden deck.
• Make sure your fireplace or stove gets sufficient air to allow proper burning.
• Inspect and clean your chimney before you start your fireplace or wood stove.
... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Olive Township's cover photo ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Read the November 12, 2019 Planning Commission meeting agenda here: www.olivetownship.com/events/planning-commission-meeting-11/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

View on Facebook

We will begin issuing burn permits again this Friday, November 1. Please call 786-9996 or come to the office during normal office hours 8 am - 4 pm; or get the burn permit application off our website www.olivetownship.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Burn_Permit.pdf and email it to info@olivetownship.com. You must have a signed permit in order to burn. Only wood and brush may be burned. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

View on Facebook