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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.  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 public office hours are: Mon/Tues: 11a-2p, Wed-Fri 12p-5p.

April 16, 6pm Planning Commission Meeting

May 14, 7pm Monthly Board Meeting

**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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Click here, for Marihuana Ordinance, zoning and application

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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: David Russo Jr

13293 W Shore Dr.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (989) 302-2988

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 the following 2023 Holidays:

                  January 2
                  January 16
                  February 20

                  April 7
                  May 29
                  July 4
                  September 4

                  October 9
                  November 10
                  November 23/24
                  December 25/26


  • 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 2023 (Jun 3).

  • Leaf Pickup: Fall 2023: (Oct 23, Nov 13)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

2023-24 Lake Township board meeting dates

7pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month

Apr 11

May 9

Jun 13

Jul 11

Aug 8

Sept 12

Oct 10

Nov 14

Dec 12

Jan 9, 2024

Feb 13, 2024

Mar 12, 2024 

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