Department Offices

Department Offices


The Township has several departments to service it's community. To view the organizational structure and staff for all departments, click on this link: Organizational Chart. In order to provide information necessary to determine which department to contact for specific business needs, the following department descriptions are provided.

Clerk Office


Duties & Responsibilities:

Voter Registration - Maintain the state provided Qualified Voter Registration file for township residents; Assist elections office; Print Master ID and Voter Registration cards.

Elections - Voting machine setup and ballot testing; Generate precincts lists.

Accounting - Responsible for Payroll, General Ledger, Accounts Payable (invoices) and Purchase order processing.

Cemetery - There are two cemeteries maintained by the township; Oakwood cemetery located on E. Michigan Ave. and Maple Grove cemetery located on Wolf Lake road. The clerk's office manages all plots, schedules burials (inground and cremations) and ordering foundations or monuments. All summer decorations shall be removed by November 1st and all winter decorations shall be removed by April 1st, or they may be removed by the Sexton.

Transfer Station Tickets - Tickets for waste disposal are provided to township property owners. Four tickets per year are free of charge to owners.

Record Keeping - This office maintains township meeting minute records for the township Board, Planning commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.


 Treasurer Office


Duties & Responsibilities:

Taxes - This office maintains all township tax systems and records. Tax billing and collection  is conducted twice per year; summer and winter. Contact the treasurer for any individual tax information, copies of tax bills, etc.

Receivables- The Treasury staff collect all payments brought to the office.

Dog Licenses - Dog licenses will only be sold at the Jackson County Treasurers office or online through their website beginning November 1, 2016.  Grass Lake Charter Township will no longer be selling dog licenses due to a change in the County's sales format.  Contact the Jackson County Treasurers office at 517-788-4418 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Sewers & Water - Applications for sewer and water hookups are handled by this office. Usage billings and payments collection are also the treasurer's responsibilities.

General Fiscal Management - Township budgets are maintained and all cash receipting is managed by this office.

Assessor Office


Duties & Responsibilities:

Township Parcel Administration
  • Land
  • Structures
  • Business Personal Property
  • Land Divisions
    - Splits
    - Combinations
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Building Dept.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Building Permits - administration for all Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits. All permits issued and managed by this department through inspections and certificates of occupancy.

New Property Address generation - A location map for the new building site is required for new address assignment.

 Zoning Administrator

Contact:  Doug Lammers   517-522-8464 ext 130

Duties & Responsibilities

Inspections - Various building, site plans and signs inspection duties.

Ordinance compliance and enforcement

Site Plan Administration

Supervisor Office          


Ordinance Enforcement