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Robinson Township Office Closed

As you are aware, the number of individuals in the State of Michigan who are presumed to have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is growing.

We continue to closely monitor recommendations made by county, state and national health officials, including recommendations that discourage travel and attending public events. To ensure the safety of our employees, Robinson Township will be making changes to its regular operations.

Effective immediately: Our office will be CLOSED

We appreciate your patience and hope to resume normal office hours as soon as possible.

Township News & Information

Important Information - May 5, 2020 Special Election

May 5, 2020 Special Election Updates

Governor Whitmer issued an executive order which temporarily changes state voting laws for the May 5, 2020 Special Election due to the coronavirus pandemic.   (For more information on the executive order, click on this link: Executive Order 2020-27 (COVID-19)

The May 5, 2020 Special Election will be held primarily by mail.  Our normal polling location at Robinson Baptist Church will NOT be open for this election.

Every registered voter (who registered to vote prior to March 27, 2020) in the Grand Haven Public Schools district in Robinson Township will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.  (There are no proposals in the Zeeland School District)

Once a voter completes this application and returns it to the township, an absentee ballot will be sent to the voter.  These ballots need to be returned to the township by 8 pm on May 5, 2020 to be counted by our absentee counting board.

The Robinson Township Office will be open on election day.  If you need to vote on that day, you will be issued an absentee ballot which will need to be voted at the office.

Exceptions to the normal absentee process per Governor Whitmer’s executive order:

  • Newly registered voters who registered to vote between March 27 – April 20 will automatically be sent a ballot for the May 5, 2020 election,
  • Newly registered voters who registered to vote between April 21 – May 5 with proof of residency, will be automatically sent a ballot. A list of proof of residency documents can be found here:   SOS – Registering to Vote

We appreciate your patience with this.   We will update our website as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions on absentee voting, please see this website SOS – Absentee Voting  or you can contact us at deputyclerk@robinson-twp.org.

2020 Elections

2020 Election Dates:

March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

May 5, 2020 Special Election

August 4, 2020 Primary Election

November 3, 2020 General Election

Please see the Clerk / Elections Page for more information.

Clerk / Elections Page


On October 29, Robinson Township was informed that the Ottawa County Department of Public Health and Grand Haven Public Schools were notified of elevated levels of PFAS at Grand Haven’s Robinson Elementary School. School leaders immediately restricted access to drinking water in the building; bottled water is being provided to the school. Other than Robinson Elementary, all other schools in the Grand Haven Public School District are served by Northwest Ottawa Water System. This system has been tested and the results were as below health advisory levels.

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH) is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Grand Haven Area Public Schools (GHAPS) and Robinson Township to take appropriate measures and develop an action plan to help ensure the water residents are drinking meets appropriate state and federal standards.

For more information, click here:

Press Release

Ottawa County PFAS Info

Reflective Address Signs

If you would like to order a sign, please see the order form link on the left side of the web page.  Cost is only $15.

These forms need to be submitted to Grand Haven Charter Township:
13300 168th Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 842-5988

Properly displayed house numbers allow emergency personnel to RESPOND MORE QUICKLY to an emergency!

Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue and Robinson Township Fire Departments are encouraging all residents to properly display their address.

To assist the residents, the township has begun processing orders for HIGHLY REFLECTIVE GREEN address signs that can be displayed near the street. The signs may be displayed on a pre-existing mail box or on a post near the end of your driveway, visible from the street. If your mailbox does not sit on the same property as your house (i.e. across the street) or is clustered together with several other mailboxes, it is suggested that your new sign be installed on a post near the end of your driveway, visible from the street.

In an emergency…if we can’t find you…WE CAN’T HELP YOU!!!

  • Endorsed by Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa County Emergency

Services, 911 director and the Ottawa County Fire Chiefs Assoc.

  • Especially effective at night
  • Numbers on both sides (white over green)
  • Rust and weather proof heavy gauge aluminum

Flag Retirement Box

Through a partnership with the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriff’s Association, the National Association of Counties is providing free flag retirement boxes to member counties, including Ottawa.

Flags deposited in the boxes will be collected and respectfully disposed of according to the U.S. Flag Code. Depending upon response, the Ottawa County box will be rotated on a monthly basis among County facilities. To start, it will be placed in the lobby of the Fillmore Administration Building near the boardroom.

For more information, visit miottawa.org.

Robinson Township History Books

Medication Disposal

Medication Disposal

Don’t Flush unwanted meds!…instead, safely dispose of your personal medications at any of the listed sites located in Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Hudsonville during regular business hours.  Call for their latest hours.

  • Grand Haven Township Admin Office:  13300 168th Ave. (616) 842-5988.
  • Grand Haven Police Dept. Admin Office:  525 Washington Ave.  (616) 842-3460.
  • Spring Lake Police Dept. Admin. Office:  102 W. Savidge St. (616) 842-1889.
  • Holland:  12251 James St.  (616) 396-5266.
  • Hudsonville:  3100 Port Sheldon Rd.  (616) 669-0040.

Please remove pills from the pill bottles and place them in a plastic bag before dropping them off at the site of your choosing.  If you have questions about the Ottawa County’s unwanted medication collection program, please call 616-393-5645

Clean-up Our River Environment – www.COREmichigan.org


Events Calendar

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Wed 08

Board Meeting

April 8 @ 7:30 pm
  • Automatic Payments

    Automatic Payments

    To pay your Property Taxes with a credit card (cannot accept American Express) or from your checking/savings account, click here. 3rd Party fees apply- 3% for credit cards and a $0.45 per transaction fee for checking/savings account withdrawel. Please have your tax bill available.  This service is only available on-line. This is not available at the Township Office.

    Credit Cards Have Costs:  Credit card companies charge businesses and government agencies a fee for each transaction paid for with a credit or debit card.  Although private businesses can increase the cost of their goods and services to recover the credit card fee, Robinson Township cannot.  This cost is reflected in the 3rd party fee.

    Payments made after 5:00 p.m. are processed  the next day which will effect the payment due.  On March 1st Robinson Township cannot accept the previous year’s tax payments. Payments must then be made at the Ottawa County Treasurer’s office at 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive.  As of the 2018 summer bill postmarks are not accepted.

Robinson Township, est. 1856