Dorr Township

4196-18th Street, Dorr Michigan, 49323
Fax- 616-681-2411

The Township of Dorr was established in 1847, with Frank Neuman being the first settler on the site of what was to become the village of Dorr. He built the first framed house in 1857. After the first railroad was laid in 1869, Neuman traveled to the county seat of Allegan, surveyed and laid out the original village plat of Dorr. The name of Dorr was selected at the suggestion of a settler from Rhode Island. He proposed the township be named after the principal in Dorr's (Rhode Island) Rebellion.

By the year 1880, Dorr had a population of 200. The village has never been incorporated and continues to be governed by an elected township board.
The prosperity of the town has fluctuated through the years. In its "boom-town" days, Dorr boasted of many businesses and industries. The villagers were very proud of their two hotels, "The National Hotel" and the "Birney House" which was across the street near the location of the present Dorr Industries. The first grocery store was opened by Joseph Neuman and it's believed to have been located in the Frary house directly across the street from the former library and town hall. A general store owned by John DeJonge and George Clouse was once located at the present site of AJ's Bar and Grill.
General Information

Approved Budget 2018-9 v1.5.pdf

100th St Bridge Closed
With the 100th St bridge closed over US 131 please be careful at the Dorr exit and expect more traffic at this exit and the 84th St exit. Don't forget to contact Nathan Schiling at MDOT with any issues. We need stop signs and/or traffic lights at the Dorr exit. MDOT is the only one that can put these in place. So please address your concerns to Nathan.

Michigan Department of Transportation
Traffic & Safety Engineer
Nathan Schilling



Taxpayers Urged to Watch for Phone Scams and Phishing Schemes 2018.pdf

Access Tax, Assessing and Financial Information
BSA Online

Can’t catch up with mortgage
or property tax payments?

Contact Allegan County Treasurer's Office at or (269) 673-0260 or visit
 the Step Forward Michigan website at

In Case of Emergency form - ICE Form for Residents.pdf

Customers who are unable to resolve their video/cable television complaints with their provider to file complaint with MPSC
Michigan Public Service Commission
Attn: Video Franchise
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909
T: 800-292-9555
F: 517-284-8200
Online - Refer to the Video/Cable webpage 

USDA Full Nondiscrimination Statement.pdf

Veteran’s Memorial Bricks

To purchase a brick for the Veteran’s Monument, please fill-out the attached form and return to the Dorr Township office with the appropriate payment. Click here for form.

Dorr Township Ordinance Regulating Solicitation
All solicitors must stop at the Township office to register before going house to house. If they had pre-registered they will have a pictured badge that should be visible. If they don't have a badge that the Township has issued to them, please refer them to the Township office. Click here for Solicitor Ordinance and Form.pdf

Public Notices

State Summer Tax Scams.pdf


With the dry conditions at a dangerous level and no rain predicted until Friday and that only a chance of rain, no burn notifications will be allowed until we receive a substantial rainfall.


18th Road Construction

North bound traffic will be maintained thru the construction site. South bound traffic will be detoured west on 144th Ave., south on 20th St., and east on 142nd Ave.

18th Street Reconstruction Detour Map.pdf

The reconstruction of 18th Street from 142nd to 144th Avenue will being June 18th thru August 31, 2018. During the same period of time the north three miles of 18th Street from 144th to the Kent County Line will be resurfaced.


Road Closed
Allegan County Road Commission shut down 136th Ave between 12th St and 14th St. A hole opened up in the middle of the gravel roadway and the culvert underneath has structurally failed. It is not safe for traffic so they plan to keep it closed until it is replaced. The existing culvert is a 48” high x 72” wide CMP squash pipe. They are proposing to replace it with a 72” concrete pipe @ 56’ length. They still have to get approval on the size from the Drain Commission and the MDEQ.


 Dorr Twp Precinct Map.pdf

Sample Ballots for the August 7th Election

Dorr Precinct 1 8-7-18 Election.pdf

Dorr Precinct 2 8-7-18 Election.pdf

Dorr Precinct 3 8-7-18 Election.pdf

Special Meeting Notice

July 17-18 Special meeting notice.pdf

 Notice of Public Accuracy Test Aug 7th Election.pdf


Board Openings

The Planning Commission has openings. Apply at the township office.

Upcoming Events



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