Chippewa Township is located in the county of Mecosta, in the Central Michigan area of the Lower Peninsula. It is roughly an hour north of Grand Rapids and 45 minutes west of Mount Pleasant. The township is both a rural agricultural and recreational community. Chippewa Township is the home of Chippewa Lake, the largest natural lake in Mecosta County. From boating to swimming to fishing to snowmobiling, all-sport Chippewa Lake has plenty to offer locals and visitors, year ‘round. If you are a fan of small lakeside towns and lots of open country, Chippewa Township is waiting for you!
Chippewa Township is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the nation. We are working with health officials to determine what actions are appropriate for the current situation. This is a fluid situation that changes by the day. The most current information can be obtained from the links below.
UPDATE March 23, 2020
The health and safety of our community is Chippewa Township’s top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously. Though no confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in Mecosta County, there have been cases in our neighboring Counties. Township leaders are following the advice and recommendations of state and federal officials to take action now.
As of today, March 23, 2020, the Chippewa Township Offices will be working on limited hours to perform only essential duties. We will be open from 9 a.m. – noon Monday through Thursday, with NO person to person contact. We ask that if you are making a payment, that you use the drop box located to the right of the entry door, and we will mail you a receipt.
As always, if you have a Sewer emergency please call the Sewer Department at 231-867-3616.
The Chippewa Township Officials are always available via email Kristin@Chippewatwp.org and Julie@Chippewatwp.org. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns and please feel free to leave us a message on the answering machine if we are not in the office. We are hoping to resume normal business hours on April 13, 2020. Updates can be found on the Township website; www.chippewatwp.org. If it is an emergency and you feel you need to speak to someone, you may call Julie at 231-250-8425 or Kristin @ 231-679-4529, during normal business hours.
Township officials believe taking these precautionary steps are the responsible steps a government must take to ensure the safety and well-being of the community and its employees.
The Chippewa Township Board
The Chippewa Branch Library and Barryton Branch Library will be closed to the public. If you would like a book, the Barryton Branch is offering a drive-up service. Chippewa Branch is happy to assist you if your looking for a book please call the office during the above stated hours. Please follow Barryton Public Library on Facebook for the most current library information. Wi-Fi will continue to be available close to both libraries.
Please use these links to find area post office hours:
19171 4th Street
P.O. Box 26
Chippewa Lake, MI 49320
Supervisor Office Hours
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 am to Noon
* Additional hours by appointment
Treasurer/ Clerk Office Hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Unless otherwise noted
*** OFFICES ARE CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS ***