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

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. Here are the Election results for Dorr Township

Election Results - Dorr 11-8-16.pdf

2016 Budget.pdf

 Budget 2016 - 2017-Amended Road/Fire

3-31-16 Financial Statement

USDA Full Nondiscrimination Statement.pdf

Employment Opportunities

None at this time

Veteran’s Memorial Bricks

To purchase a brick for the Veteran’s Memorial coming spring/summer of 2016, 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.


Leaf Drop for Dorr Township Residents
Leaf drop site will be opened April 1st to December 1st at the property on 140th Avenue.  Located just west of 18th Street on 140th Avenue in the area with the orange fencing.  Please follow the posted rules as this is leased property.


Public Notices


Please make sure to get all flowers, flower pots, and any other items that maybe on your loved ones cemetery lot.

Maintenance department will be starting to take things out the week of 11/28/16. Thank you. 

Special Meeting Notice

December Board of Review 2016.pdf

Meeting Dates Change Notice - Click Here

Attention, Bridge Card Holders:
Double Up Food Bucks at Area Farmers’ Markets

Click here for Program Info
Farmers Market 2016 English
Farmers Market 2016 Spanish

Upcoming Events

The office will be closed on Thursday, December 22nd and Monday, December 26th, for the Christmas Holiday. Have a happy and safe Holiday.

Smoke detectors save lives so please test monthly and change batteries in spring and fall.

FREE smoke detectors available through Fire Dept. Contact township office to schedule.