3220 Shawnee Rd
P.O. Box 818
Bridgman, MI 49106

Office Hours:

M-TH: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
F: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Phone: (269) 465-6601
Fax: (269) 465-4631


2024 Budget Hearing - The Lake Charter Township Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on December 12 at 12:00 p.m., at the Township Hall. Click here for more information.

Brownfield Public Hearing - The Lake Charter Township Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on December 19, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at the Township Hall, to consider a Brownfield Redevelopment Plan. Click here for more information.

Clerk - We welcome Miranda Companion as Lake Charter Township Clerk. We are excited to welcome Miranda to the Township.

Deputy Treasurer - Please welcome Jennifer Adams as Lake Charter Township Deputy Treasurer. Jennifer began working with the Township on September 5 and is excited about this new opportunity. Please stop by the office and say Hi and welcome these two new additions to the Lake Township team.

Township Master Plan - A draft of the Township Master Plan is available at this link. You can make your comments regarding the plan can be made to the Township Office.

Building Permit Fees Change - The Township has revised our building permit fees to cover better the cost associated with the process and bring them into line with most other neighboring municipalities. You can find the new prices under the Building/Zoning page.

Absentee Voter Letter - There are changes in the law regarding absentee ballots. Please click here to view the changes.

Trail News - Go to the Park page to see exciting news about a proposed trail to the park to be named after John Gast for his many years of service to Lake Charter Township.

Water Department Testing - We are fortunate to have excellent water quality at very reasonable prices. Check out the latest testing results on the Water page or by using this link.

Assessment Information - Our online assessment information is now updated to offer additional information online. See the Assessor's page for more details.

Why Lake Charter Township is a great place to call home:

Lake Charter Township is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Southwestern Michigan, just 20 miles or so north of the Indiana border. I-94 provides easy access from exit 16 to major metropolitan areas of Chicago (85 miles) or Grand Rapids (100 miles).

The Township is the home of the Cook Nuclear Power Plant and Warren Dunes State Park. Warren Dunes offers 1952 acres of land, three miles of beautiful sugar sand beaches, six miles of trails, 182 modern campsites, and numerous special programs.

The Township is blessed to have a great community park at Snow and Gast Roads in the southern part of the Township, only a few miles from Bridgman. The park underwent a major renovation project of buildings, parking areas, and other improvements in 2015. These amenities attract an estimated 1 ½ million visitors annually, making it the most visited State Park in Michigan! The park offers three pavilions to rent, an 18-hole disc golf course, baseball and softball fields, and soccer fields. It is a great place to relax by the pond or have a family gathering (see more information on the park page). The Township is primarily rural but has many u-pick-fruit farms and other businesses. Local school districts are highly rated, and Lake Charter Township is a great community to call home.

Our taxes and utility rates are some of the lowest in the area. Water and sewer are available nearly everywhere in the Township, as well as natural gas and other utilities. Please come and visit during the festivals or spend a day (and sunset) on beautiful Lake Michigan! Lake Township has many miles of beautiful shoreline, parks, wooded dunes, and fertile farmland. It is truly a beautiful place to live.

Please come and visit during the festivals or just spend a day (and sunset) on beautiful Lake Michigan! Click here for more details.


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