If you have a large item that doesn't fit in your blue bin that you can call Republic at (800) 578-2664 to see if they will pick up a large item such as a couch, shower enclosure, etc...


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

Nov 12: 7pm Board Meeting

Nov 14: 10am ZBA Hearing

Nov 19: 5pm Planning Commission Meeting

flat $3.00 fee for an electronic check or 3% for a credit card

Residents looking for a compost dumping or recycling site, can contact Roscommon Township for a permit sticker. Those are $75 for 2019.

Roscommon Website


OR contact Denton Township $25 for 2019. 

Denton Website

Denton guidelines

During the Aug 13 board meeting, the board agreed to permanently stop the recycling effort we had instituted at the Fire Hall. The decision was made due to rampant abuse of the bin for trash purposes. This decision was not made lightly, we tried several things over the years to help curb abuse. We appreciate the honest efforts of our residents to use this bin properly. We have explored other recycling options, and we are working to provide alternate recycling options for our residents.

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


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


Deputy Clerk: Pam Surprenant

Phone (989) 202-4684


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


Planning Commission: George Mika 

Phone: (989) 202-2421 


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Lake Township is closed for the following 2019 Holidays:

                  January 1
                  January 21
                  February 19

                  April 19
                  May 27
                  July 4
                  September 2
                  November 11
                  November 28 and 29
                  December 24 and 25

                  December 31

2019-20 Lake Township board meeting dates

7pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month

Apr 9

May 14

Jun 11

Jul 9


Sept 10

Oct 8

Nov 12

Dec 10

Jan 14, 2020

Feb 11, 2020

Mar 10, 2020