If you have a large item that doesn't fit in your blue bin that you can call Republic at (800) 578-2664. 

Lake Township DOES NOT have a dump site.  The closest one is Harrison.

**ALERT - If you need to meet with the Lake Township Clerk at her home office, it is by Appointment only. The office is not open for walk in's. The clerk can be reached by email: laketownshipclerk@gmail.com or by phone: 989-202-4684


The township board has waived all 2020 fee and permitting requirements for garage sales. No need for a permit.

Aug 11: 7pm Board meeting

Aug 13: 6pm Bebee Island Special Assessment Public Hearing

Aug 18: 7pm Planning Commission meeting

Aug 20: 6pm and 6:30pm  ZBA Hearing (1) and Hearing (2)

**ALERT - Short-Term Rentals: Please take notice that the use of dwellings for short-term rentals, such as rentals facilitated through Airbnb or similar services, is prohibited in any residential zoning district within Lake Township pursuant to the Township Zoning Ordinance.  

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Lake Twp.

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake, MI 48629-0536

Phone: (989) 202-4684


Supervisor: Dave Emmons

279 Long Point Dr.

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 422-2321 laketownshipsupervisor@gmail.com


Clerk: Tonya Clare

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 202-4684 laketownshipclerk@gmail.com


Deputy Clerk: Pam Surprenant

Phone: (989) 202-4684


Treasurer: Harry Trier

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 422-6628 laketownshiptreasurer@gmail.com

Board Meetings are conducted the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Lake Township Hall 1380 N. Michelson Rd., Houghton Lake

Lake Township Fire Dept: 13473 W Shore Dr

Phone: (989) 422-5315 (the station is not manned, for emergencies call 911, if you want to talk with the chief, call him directly)


LTFD Fire Chief: Scott Wrzesinski

Phone: (989) 233-4437


Zoning Board of Appeals: Dean Hull,


Phone: (517) 749-1788


Planning Commission: George Mika, 


Phone: (989) 202-2421 


Trustee: Tony Farhat

12374 W Shore Dr.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (616) 485-2987



Trustee: Chris Lukatch

1140 Long Point Dr.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (619) 415-1950 


Ordinance Enforcement Officer:

Kevin Rose

Phone: (989) 202-4736


12400 W Shore Dr

Assessor: Mike Houserman

Phone: (989) 302-0848 houserman.assessing@yahoo.com


If you wish to join our email list, for monthly board meeting reminders, please email tonyf1841@gmail.com with the following information:

Subject line: Request to be added for Lake Township emails.


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Lake Township is closed for the following 2020 Holidays:

                  January 1
                  January 20
                  February 17

                  April 10
                  May 25
                  July 3
                  September 7
                  November 11
                  November 26/27
                  December 24/27

                  December 31

2020-21 Lake Township board meeting dates

7pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month

Apr 14

May 12

Jun 9

Jul 14

Aug 11

Sept 8

Oct 13

Nov 10

Dec 8

Jan 12, 2021

Feb 9, 2021

Mar 9, 2021