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

Aerial Spraying Locations and Opt-Out Information

Dorr Twp Budget 2019-20 v1.3 Final.pdf

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

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.

2020 Census Jobs
Be Census Takers.pdf

Public Notices

Kent County Public Works Survey and Map.pdf

 2019 Recycling Dates Update.pdf

Dorr Twp Precinct Map

Official Ballot 8-6-19 Percinct 1.pdf
Official Ballot 8-6-19 Percinct 2.pdf
Official Ballot 8-6-19 Percinct 3.pdf

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


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