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.

Click on the link below for the history of the Dorr Depot
Dorr Depot, Lake Shor & Michigan Southern Railroad

This is Dorr Township's 150th year, click on the link below
Dorr TWP 1849.pdf

Dorr Twp 150 Years Certificate

General Information

Access Tax, Assessing and Financial Information click on link below
Pay Taxes Here

Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF). You are encouraged to apply for assistance if you feel you are eligible. If you have any questions or need guidance please call MIHAF at (844) 7456-4436 or go to the website

Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) Flyer

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 

USDA Full Nondiscrimination Statement

US Census - Dorr Township, Allegan County MI Quick Facts

An updated National Broadband Map, released this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), includes availability data reported through Dec. 31, 2022, as well as challenges made to that data more recently. 

National Broadband Map

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 the form.


Remote Meeting Information

DDA Meeting 

Planning Commission Meeting 


Dorr Township Meeting 




Park Commission Meeting 





Public Notices

Notice of Election Aug 6 2024

Notice of Registration for Aug 6 2024

Allegan Cty Residents Home Repair Flier

Board Positions Available 

2 Board of Review Positions Available

Fire Ordinance & Burn Notification Application

Do you see a streetlight out or not working correctly?
Here is a link to report it

Consumers Energy Streetlight Outage

2024 Summer Newsletter

June 5 2024 Allegan County Resident Letter Re 123.Net

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Allegan County Broadband Access Project | Facebook

Golf Carts & ORV/ATV on Local Streets

There is a quick link on Allegan County Road Cmmission's home page to the ORV Information page which is found here


ORV Rules

2024 Welcome Packet

Interested in a Dorr Twp Board?

Kent County Public Works Survey and Map.pdf

Kent County Sustainable Business Park
(This will be located in Dorr Twp)

 Dorr Twp Precinct Map

Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) has additional information such as:
·How do I register to vote?
· Am I already registered?
· Find your clerk
· Absentee ballots
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· Voting machine instructions
· Election calendar
· Map to your polling location


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