• Port Sheldon Township, Ottawa County Michigan

    Port Sheldon Township is a general law Township established in 1924, consisting of approximately 20 square miles. The township is bordered by New Holland Street on the South, 144th Avenue on the East, Fillmore Street on the North and the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan on the West.

    A five-member board is elected at large to govern the Township, consisting of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and two Trustees. The Township population as of the 2010 Census was 4,240.

    Land use is primarily agricultural and used as residential with a small amount of commercial property along US 31 and Butternut Drive. The only industrial property in the Township is the site of the Consumers Energy Campbell Plant. The Township is also home to six miles of Lake Michigan shore line and 700 acres of open space (140 acres the Township owns coupled with 560 acres Ottawa County owns).

    Two beautiful township beaches and a well groomed county park are presently located in the Township. A new County-owned beach property is currently under construction. The Township also has bike path system of approximately 15 miles.

    16201 Port Sheldon Street
    West Olive, MI 49460


Please note that today (July 1, 2015) our telephone and internet service is down.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

EDIT: Services are now working again.

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Recreation Public Workshop/Open House & Survey




Port Sheldon Township will be hosting a public workshop/open house to gather input regarding Parks and Recreation. The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Port Sheldon Township Hall, 16201 Port Sheldon St. West Olive, Mi.

The Parks and Recreation Plan is a guide to park and recreation development over the next 5 years. It addresses both current park and recreation facilities and future needs within Port Sheldon Township. The plan is required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to allow the participating entities to apply for State and Federal grant funding for recreation improvements.

In order to have a more accurate plan for the township, please participate in the survey below as soon as possible or by July 24. A hard copy of this survey is also available at the township office and will be available at the Summerfest picnic.


If you have any comments or questions please contact Port Sheldon Township at 616-399-6121.


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Summerfest 2015

Summerfest 2015 will be held on Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.
At the Port Sheldon Township Hall

  • Egg Toss
  • Balloons
  • Face Painting
  • Fire Department Activities (at station)
  • Free Hot Dogs & Ice Cream
  • Musical entertainment
  • Donations from area businesses
  • West Ottawa Jazz Band



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Wednesday Evening Trash Service

Beginning on Wednesday June 3, 2015 trash service will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. in addition to Saturday mornings. The Weds. evening service will continue throughout June, July and August. The last Weds. evening will be August 26. Please make a note of this.

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Trash Service Friday July 3

Due to the 4th of July being a Saturday this year Potluck Pickup will be here for trash service on Friday July 3 from 8a.m. to 11a.m. Please make note of this change.

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