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.

This is Dorr Township's 150th year, click on the link below
Dorr TWP 1849.pdf

General Information

Access Tax, Assessing and Financial Information click on link below
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

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 the form.

Don't forget to fill out the  2020 Census
Just as the state begins reopening, the U.S. Census field offices are reopening as well. Following a closure due to COVID-19, census workers are now in the field dropping off information “Update/Leave” packets for households that only receive PO Box mail delivery. These responses are considered self-response and will be included in the reported response rates. Self-responses will be collected through Oct. 31, and Census workers will begin visiting households for non-response follow-up beginning on Aug. 11. Additional reminders are also scheduled to be mailed out this month and in July.

Public Notices

DLWA - Sewer Public Meeting November 12th

Notice of Registration for November 3, 2020

2020 November Election Information

Interested in a Dorr Twp Board?

Board Positions Available

Planning Commission (1 position)

Downtown Development Authority (DDA) (1 position)

DDA has an opening available, interested person must work or live within the DDA district.
This is a non-paying position.


Notice Limited Access.pdf

COVID-19 Community Members

COVID-19 Schools, Businesses, & Non-Profits

Michigan Real ID

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter certain federal facilities under federal law. Learn more about obtaining a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or state ID at
Click on the link below to:
Schedule an appointment to get your REAL ID at any Secretary of State office and get in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Please help the Planning Commission by completing the following survey
Dorr Township Master Plan Survey

Preliminary Dorr Twp Community Survey Results

Kent County Public Works Survey and Map.pdf

 Dorr Twp Precinct Map

Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) has additional information such as:
·How do I register to vote?
· Am I already registered?
· Find your clerk
· Absentee ballots
· Work at the Polls
· Voting machine instructions
· Election calendar
· Map to your polling location


Special Meeting Notice


Type of Meeting: 
Day, Date, & Time: 

Upcoming Events

Nov 3, 2020 General Election Sample Ballot - Precinct 1

Nov 3, 2020 General Election Sample Ballot - Precinct 2

Nov 3, 2020 General Election Sample Ballot - Precinct 3

Reminder: Cemetery fall cleanup is here.
All containers must be removed by October 15th. Any containers remaining will be removed by the cemetery personnel without notice after October 15th as time and weather dictate.






             Please check your smoke alarms.