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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.

If you notice a streetlight burned out or flickering, please report it to Consumers:

The Lake Township Clerk's office is located within the Lake Township hall at 1380 N. Michelson Road.  The public office hours vary. Please call first to ensure we can meet your needs before you arrive. The clerk can be reached by email: or by phone: 989-202-4684.

The board has suspended the need to purchase a garage sale permit for the remainder of 2024. The township offices are closed July 4th and 5th.

​July 22, 12pm P.A.T. Testing, notice

July 22, 3:30pm ZBA Special Meeting, notice

Aug 15, 7pm Monthly Board Meeting - THURSDAY

Aug 20, 6pm Planning Commission Meeting

As of July 10th, we still have open positions for ZBA, Parks and PC, please apply with the clerk if you re interested.

**ALERT - Short-Term Rentals: Please take notice that the use of dwellings for short-term rentals is prohibited in all zoning districts within Lake Township pursuant to the Township Zoning Ordinance. 

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

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


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Representing the beautiful Western Shore of Houghton Lake

Our Vision

To provide our citizens and visitors a safe, pleasant and fun environment to live, work and enjoy. As stewards of the Western shore of Houghton Lake, we understand what it takes to keep our waterways clean, safe and accessible to the general public.

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: Pat Riss,


Phone: (586) 484-3737 

Planning Commission: Pat Riss, 


Phone:  (586) 484-3737

Lake Twp.

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake, MI 48629-0536

Phone: (989) 202-4684


Supervisor: Tony Farhat

12374 W Shore Dr.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (989) 202-5102


Clerk: Andrea Grabowski

1380 N. Michelson Rd

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 202-4684


Treasurer: Harry Trier

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 422-6628

Trustee: Tony Olson

1380 N. Michelson Rd.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (989) 370-0675

Trustee: Pam Surprenant

1145 Long Point Dr

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (810) 623-4535

Ordinance Enforcement Officer:

Kevin Rose

Phone: (989) 202-4736

PO Box 536 Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Assessor: Mike Houserman

Phone: (989) 302-0848




Lake Township is closed for Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Holidays:                 
                  May 27
                  July 4 & 5
                  September 2

                  October 14
                  November 11
                  November 28/29
                  December 23/24/25

                  December 30/31

                  January 1, 2025

                  January 20, 2025

                  February 17, 2025



  • To obtain a garage sale permit, please call the Lake Township Clerk at (989) 202-4684. In person by Appt only. Or request by email

  • Republic trash service is every Tuesday. Large item's, call for pick up: (800) 578-2664

  • Hazardous Waste Collection for Spring 2024 (Jun 1). FLYER

  • Leaf Pickup: Spring 2024: (May 6, May 28)morning pickups (bio-degradable bags only, set out the night before, leaves only, no brush or other yard waste)

  • Burning Permits: (866) 922-2876, Flyer click here.

  • Houghton Lake Cemetery: 1476 Michelson Rd

  • Houghton Lake Building Agency (989) 422-3687

  • Houghton Lake Sewer Authority (989) 422-5811

2024-25 Lake Township board meeting dates

7pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month

Apr 9

May 14

Jun 11

Jul 9

Aug 15 (Thursday)

Sept 10

Oct 8

Nov 14 (Thursday)

Dec 10

Jan 14, 2025

Feb 11, 2025

Mar 11, 2025

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