Holland Charter Township is now in the early stages of the Comprehensive Master Plan Update process. The new Plan will not only address the many changes that the community has experienced since the last Plan was completed in 2014, but it will also focus on what’s likely to happen in the coming years, and how best to address those changes. Among other topics, the Plan will review the following:

• What areas of the Township would be best to accommodate residential, commercial, and industrial growth?

• In what ways can the Township manage future growth while best handling vehicular traffic and the other impacts from that growth?

• Should the Township focus on “infill” development, which utilizes vacant sites in existing developed areas, or on development at the fringes?

• What kinds of development layouts and patterns should be utilized in the future?

• What types of future residential development should the Township consider? What future trends will emerge with single-family homes, townhomes, multi-family, and other types of housing?

• How will the changes in retail shopping impact commercial areas of the community, such as the US-31 corridor? What future opportunities exist in these areas?

• How can natural resources best be preserved and enhanced to support the local environment?

• What opportunities exist for expansion of recreational opportunities and open spaces?

In addition to addressing the issues noted above with the new Plan, the Township will be adhering to the State requirement for communities in Michigan to adopt comprehensive plans as land use policy documents, with reviews or updates every 5 years.

As part of this process, the Township invites residents and businesses to participate in the Comprehensive Master Plan process. The Township website – and future newsletter editions – will have occasional updates and opportunities for public participation identified. For any questions concerning the Comprehensive Master Plan, please contact Mr. John D. Said, Director of Community Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (616) 796-9118.

Please note that burning permits for brush and branches will start being issued on Monday, September 2 weather permitting. Burning permits are not issued between May - August. Campfires are permitted given that they are not a nuisance and are 50 feet from any residence not located on the same property. To view the full open burning ordinance, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Building at (616) 395-0196.

Holland Charter Township residents may also bring their leaves and yard waste to the Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling days. These days start back up on September 20 and continue through November 16. A full schedule can be found here. If you have questions about these recycling days, please call (616) 396-2345.

The deadline to pay summer property taxes without penalty is Monday, September 16. Tax payments may be mailed, submitted online by credit card (extra charge applies) or brought to the Treasurer's office Monday through Friday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm). After business hours, you may use the drop box located between the double doors at the front entrance of the Township Offices.

Summer Tax Deferment
If your annual household income is $40,000 or less and you are 62 years of age or older, a veteran, a farmer or are disabled, you may be eligible for a deferment (postponement) of payment of your summer property taxes. Deadline to apply is Monday, September 16, 2019. Complete the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes form and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

HCT Treasurer's Office
353 N. 120th Avenue
Holland, MI 49424

Please contact the Treasurer's office at (616) 395-0042 if you have any questions.