Grass Lake Charter Township

373 Lakeside Dr •PO BOX 216

Grass Lake, MI 49240


517.522.8464 - phone   517.522.4955 - fax

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm


June 15, 2020

The Grass Lake Charter Township is still closed to the public, the staff is working to answer phone calls and take care of day to day business.  We are currently working on making things safe for re-opening to the public according to the CDC guidelines and from Governor Whitmer.  We hope to re-open in the next few weeks.

If you need to drop off:

a payment for a sewer bill,

an application for building permit,

an absent voter ballot application,

any papers for the assessor

it can be put in the Township drop box located on the North end of building to the right of the door that faces the lake.

Any questions please contact:

Jim Stormont –, 517-522-8464 x 124

Tom Loveland –, 517-522-8464 x 134

Cathy Zenz –, 517-522-8464 x 121

Diane DeBoe –, 517-522-8464 x 128

All public Township meetings (Township Board, Planning Commission, ZBA) are currently being held as Zoom meetings.


Covid-19 Statement


To Our Township & Village Residents,


Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.  For Grass Lake, that means understanding how it affects our municipal staffs, our business owners and their staff and our community at large, and then making whatever adjustments to our work and operations as deemed necessary.  We have one simple objective that guides us; keeping everyone safe.  This has been, and continues to be at the center of our conversations as we work through plans for this unprecedented, global threat. We are a small community and small communities bind together in times of uncertainty and crisis.  If/when decisions are made that you don’t understand or might not agree with, you can trust that these decisions are not being made lightly and there may be significant, personal impacts or information that you are not aware of going into these decisions.  Again, some of these decisions are not easy to make.



Jim Stormont, Supervisor                                                                   Joe DeBoe, President

Grass Lake Charter Township Board                                                  Grass Lake Village Council


Due to an uprising in Larceny From Automobiles in the Grass Lake area, please be extra vigilant in making sure your vehicles and homes are locked and secure prior to turning in for the night. Please also report any suspicious activity to 911 so a deputy or state trooper can be dispatched to the area. Several vehicles were gone through last night in the Wolf Lake Highlands subdivision. Anyone wanting to submit any additional video surveillance that lives in Wolf Lake Highlands or surrounding area can contact myself or Trooper Bilbrey with the Michigan State Police.

Deputy Darren Shackelford #5613

Jackson County Office of the Sheriff

(517) 768-7972 – Voicemail

Planning Commission Meeting Cancellation
 Supervisor Jim Stormont Clerk Cathy Zenz Treasurer Tom Loveland
Trustees: Scott Bray,  Tom Brennan,  Barry Butterfield,  Tina Bednarski-Lynch
Grass Lake Photos
Public Service Announcement

Treasury:  All Ages Eligible to Open MiABLE Accounts,4679,7-121-1755_1963-475653--,00.html


Grass Lake is Jackson county's fastest growing community. Located between the cities of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan, it is strategically placed with easy access to the Detroit area businesses and Metropolitan airport, the University of Michigan, Michigan State university, Spring Arbor University and several other colleges and community colleges. Nearby are numerous golf courses, Michigan International Speedway and hospitals and health care centers. Grass Lake is home of the Michigan Center for the Photographic Arts and is designated as a "Cool City Neighborhood." Township residents live amidst farmlands, woodlands and lakes, thus making it a desirable community to raise a family or enjoy life in a rural setting.  Recently, the township has experienced a rapid growth of residential developments.  It recently completed the building of a new high school facility with state of the art classrooms and technology, along with an entire new athletic complex to support the influx of new families.

Township Hall

The township hall houses all department staff, except for the fire department. It is located at 373 Lakeside Drive, a street running along the south end of the lake. 
Township Fire Station

The newly constructed fire station is centrally located within the township. It is  a state of the art facility for providing excellent fire/rescue services for township residents and businesses. The department has a well trained staff of volunteer firefighters. The fire department team is headed by Fire Chief, Greg Jones
Grass Lake Community Sports & Trails Park

The Community Sports & Trails Park located on Willis Rd is home to the American Youth Soccer Organization and the Grass Lake Summer Youth League baseball. The park contains numerous soccer fields, baseball and softball fields as well as miles of walking trails.