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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Upcoming Events

  • May 27

    Memorial Day Events

    The Memorial Day Service will be held on May 27 at the Olive Township Cemetery on the corner of Taylor and 116th Avenue at 10:30 am. Please bring lawn chairs. The Memory Walk from the Olive Township Cemetery to the Olive Township Museum (11768 Polk Street) will follow the service. Walkers and bikers are invited […]

  • Jun 2

    Ottawa County Historic School Tour

    Grab your family for a Sunday ride after church and explore six one and two room schoolhouses throughout Ottawa County. Schoolhouses will be open for touring from 11 to 6, on Sunday, June 2nd. Tickets for this FREE event may be picked up at any of the schoolhouses on the day of the tour. One […]

  • Jun 11

    Planning Commission Meeting

    Read the agenda for the current meeting here.

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Recent News

Cemetery Ordinance Reminder


As Memorial Day is getting closer, please note these important reminders from the cemetery ordinance:

• Flower containers must be the traditional green, metal-handled flower container, and no more than one per grave may be present. Please place the containers in a location so as to not be in the way of cemetery maintenance.
• Pre-2017 concrete flowerpots will be allowed to remain as long as they are in good condition.
• Live and silk flowers ONLY are allowed from May 1 to October 1. No plastic flowers are allowed.
• No additional grave decorations are allowed, including pinwheels, statues, stones, benches, woodchips, glass, clay and plastic pots or containers, etc.
• No new gravel, stones or concrete or borders of any kind shall be placed on burial spaces. Pre-2017 stones and concrete borders will be allowed to remain as long as they are maintained in good condition by the family.
• No plants, trees, or shrubs shall be planted without Township Board approval.
• Veteran markers are placed on graves in May by the Cemetery Sexton.

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Has anyone lost a dog? This dog was found on 136th Avenue North of Polk Street. Call the township office 616-786-9996 if you have any questions, or if you have information about the dog. ... See MoreSee Less

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