Welcome to Hastings Charter Township

Township Hall, 885 River Road, Hastings, Michigan 49058 (Between M-37 and Star School Road). Phone: (269) 948-9690 | Fax: (269) 948-9917

Main Office Hours: Tuesdays 9 am – Noon & 1 pm to 4 pm (*Other hours by appointment) See Treasurer's page for additional days and hours for payment of property taxes.

Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the township hall.   (Exception for 2016 - March and Nov. meetings are 3rd Tuesday)


About Our Charter Township

Hastings Charter Township lies near the center of Barry County and surrounds the city of Hastings on three sides. Back in 1842 the entire northeast quadrant of the county was designated Hastings Township. It was subsequently divided into the present day townships of Hastings, Carlton, Woodland and Castleton. In 1985 the township became chartered.

Hastings Area School system serves most of the township's population. Within the township are three major state highways (M-79, M-37, M-43) offering excellent transportation capabilities. The township is privileged to be home to the beautiful Charlton Park which features a premier museum/vintage re-created pioneer park setting. Barry County’s Thornapple Manor (aka Medical Facility) is located within the township and is just off M-79 by the McKeown Bridge Park. The Hastings Public Library provides the township residents a library card for no fee as the township currently assesses a library millage. The township is divided into two County Commissioner districts, Howard Gibson serving District 1 and Ben Geiger serving district 5.  A seven-member township board governs Hastings Charter Township. The Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and Trustees all work cooperatively with one another to implement their respective statutory responsibilities and to address the non-statutory obligations and opportunities that are integral to effective Township governance

FAQ's and General Information

For general information and the answers to our most common questions, please feel free to download our general FAQ sheet below:

Hastings Township General FAQ sheet