Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Olive Township office will be closed to the public. Feel free to conduct business by email (info@olivetownship.com) or phone (616-786-9996) during normal business hours. A mailbox Is located right outside the front door if you need to drop something off.

Also effective immediately, the Michigan DNR has placed a ban on opening burning in the State of Michigan. No burn permits will be issued until further notice.

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.

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Spring has arrived, but unfortunately our Olive Township Annual Spring Cleanup has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We will likely schedule a Cleanup for this Fall. ... See MoreSee Less

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Both West Ottawa and Zeeland Schools have withdrawn their millage questions from the May 5 ballot. Because of this, there will be NO ELECTION held on May 5 in Olive Township. (Other townships and school districts may still hold elections, but not Olive Township.) Because of the timing of this decision, many of you in the West Ottawa School district have already received your application to vote by absentee ballot.

Please save yourself a stamp, and throw that application away. There just isn't a reason at all to mail it in! Don't worry--if you are ON the permanent absent voter list, you'll stay on the list.

Help us spread the word! Share this post with other West Ottawa voters and tell your friends and family members, especially if you know they typically vote by mail.
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The Michigan DNR has placed a ban on opening burning in the State of Michigan. Because of this, no burn permits will be issued by the township until further notice. ... See MoreSee Less

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