Dorr Township

4196-18th Street, Dorr Michigan, 49323
Phone-616-681-9874
Fax- 616-681-2411

FROM THE VAULTS - A LOOK AT THE PAST
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

 

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 treasurer@allegancounty.org or (269) 673-0260 or visit
 the Step Forward Michigan website at www.StepForwardMichigan.org

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

 http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc 

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

US 131 and 142nd Ave
The three way stop signs are back up
(same as it was before they removed them). Please be careful and watch for vehicles that don't pay attention to the stop signs.

 

State Summer Tax Scams.pdf

                                                              

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.

 

 

 Dorr Twp Precinct Map.pdf

 

Special Meeting Notice

 

Upcoming Events

Tire Recycling Event.pdf

 

Tire Disposal.pdf

     E Waste Recycling.pdf              

                          

             Please check your smoke alarms.