Hastings Township

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Welcome to Hastings 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 aserved by County Commissioner Robert Tuenessen.  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.




Hastings Township

About 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 under Departments for additional days and hours for payment of property taxes.  See current property tax bill for excluded/additional days & times.  The Assessor does not have set office hours.  In person meetings with Assessor by appointment only.  See Assessor's page for contact information. 

Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the township hall. 


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: Hastings Township General FAQ sheet

Planning & Zoning for Hastings Charter Township is under the jurisdiction of Barry County Planning & Zoning - (269)945-1290 or barrycounty.org

Permits for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing are issued by Professional Code Inspections of Michigan, Inc. (PCI) - (269)948-4088

Burn Permits  - You must now obtain an actual permit by calling (269)945-5384 Ext. #1 during business hours of 7am - 4pm Monday thru Friday


Please find below your currently elected township officials. All terms expire November, 2024.

Supervisor: Jim Brown

Cell: 269-580-0021
Member Since 2000

Clerk: Anita Mennell

Cell: 269-953-6026
Member Since 2011

Treasurer: Jenee Phillips

Office: 269-948-9690
Member Since 2008

Trustee: Scott Savage

Phone: 616-485-8579

*A member of the board since 2020

Trustee: James Partridge

Phone: 269-998-3762

*A township resident for over 20 years and a member of the board since 2008

Trustee: David Olson

Phone: 517-852-4581

*A member of the board since 2023

Trustee: William Wetzel

Phone: 269-945-9943

*A township resident for over 40 years and a member of the board since 2008

Be sure to stay on top of special events and elections

Township Calendar