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Hamlin Township will be accepting sealed bids for a seawall improvement project at the Long Skinny Park on N. Lakeshore Drive, Hamlin Township. Contact Hamlin Township for a bid specification packet. Hamlin Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids must be in a sealed envelope and have "Long Skinny Park Bid" on the front and are due by 4:30 pm on or before July 12, 2023 Click here for more information.

Robert Normoyle, 24745 Derby Glen Lane, Monee, Il 60449 is seeking relief from certain portions of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance 45, now in effect on the following property:
                Property Number:           53-007-160-005-00
                Property Address:           6088 N. Grace Ave.
                Property Description:     First Addition to Bridge’sResort
Mr. Normoyle would like to build a garage with 1500 square feet.  Zoning Ordinance 45, now in effect, Article 4 § 4.06 ‘A’ allows for a garage not exceeding 960 square feet.
 Variance sought:             Allow a garage with an additional 540 square feet
Should you have comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing, which will be held on:
Wednesday, June 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington.
At that time, you may express your views on the matter in person or by counsel.  Written comments may be submitted to this office prior to the hearing and they will become part of the hearing record.  Written comments must contain a reason for supporting or opposing this request.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (231) 845-7801 ext 5 or e-mail hamlinzoning@gmail.com or hamlintwp@hamlintownship.org
This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Respectfully submitted
Kathryn Genter
Recording Clerk/ZBA

2023 Fireworks

The 2023 Hamlin Township Clean-up day is scheduled for 
Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 8 am - 12:00 Noon.  
Secure required voucher at the Hamlin Township Office prior 
to June 17, 2023.  Please review voucher instructions. 

Please call 1-866-922-2876 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Monday thru Friday or visit www.michigan.gov/burnpermit and apply on-line.

Hamlin Township 5-Year Recreation Plan:  
Hamlin Township has received notice that the Township's 5-year Recreation Plan has been approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources until 12/31/2026.  Hamlin Township is eligible to submit a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, Land and Water Conservation Fund and/or a Recreation Passport Grant Application.

Hamlin Township Planning Commission will meet on May 1, 2023, June 5, 2023 and on August 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431.  This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Auxiliary aids for the disabled will be provided as needed.  

2023 - 2024 Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule
 April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023   
June 15, 2023
July 13, 2023
August 10, 2023  
September 14, 2023   
October 12, 2023
November 16, 2023   
December 14, 2023  
January 11, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 14, 2024
All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM
March 28, 2024 – Settlement Day Meeting @ 4:30 PM
All meetings will be held at:
Hamlin Township Hall
3775 N. Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Approved March 30, 2023

Recycling Decal may be purchased on or after March 1, 2023 at the Township Office for the fiscal year 4-1-2023 to 3-31-2024. $20.00 for residents.
Please recycle correctly. 

2023 Mason County Board of Road Commissioners Meeting Schedule are generally scheduled for the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Meetings are held at 10:00 am on the following scheduled dates at 510 E. State St., Scottville, MI. January 12, 2023 July 13, 2023 January 26, 2023 July 27, 2023 February 9, 2023 August 10, 2023 February 23, 2023 August 24, 2023 March 9, 2023 September 14, 2023 March 23, 2023 September 28, 2023 April 13, 2023 October 12, 2023 April 27, 2023 October 26, 2023 May 11, 2023 November 9, 2023 May 25, 2023 November 22, 2023 (Wednesday) June 8, 2023 December 14, 2023 June 22, 2023 December 28, 2023 Any changes made in the above dates will be posted at the Mason County Road Commission. Anyone needing auxiliary aids or services should contact the MCRC office 24 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes for each meeting are available at 510 E. State St., Scottville, MI and at www.masoncountyroads.com

2023 Mason County Board of Commissioners Work Sessions.  All meetings will be held at the Mason County Airport, 5300 W. US-10, Ludington, MI.  January 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM/Topic:  Senior Services.  May 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM/Topic:  TBD.  July 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM/Topic:  2024 Budget.  September 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM/Topic: 2024 Proposed Final Budget and November 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM/Topic:  TBD.  

2023 Mason County Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule;  All meetings will be held at the Mason County Airport Terminal Conference Room, 5300 W. US-10,  Ludington, MI., February 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM; March 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM; April 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM; May 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM; June 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM; July 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM; August 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM; September 12, 2023 at 9:00 AM; October 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM; November 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM; December 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM and January 9, 2024 at 9:00 AM. 

The Hamlin Township Fire Department ran 303 calls from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Much appreciation to our volunteer Fire Department and First Responder's.

2023 - 2024 RECYLING DECALS will be available for purchase on or after March 1, 2023 at the Hamlin Township Hall.  $20.00 Residents.  Recycling decals are required to use the Hamlin Township Recycling Center.  Decal runs from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.  Please recycle correctly.  No Styrofoam.  Plastic Crush all #1, #2 and #5.

Please recycle correctly. NO Styrofoam.  Plastic Crush all #1, #2 and #5

Point and Pay. Click the link below to pay property taxes for Hamlin Township.

Click Here

Click here for Recreation Plan posted 4/16/2022

Hamlin Township Master Plan Draft

New Short Term Rental Agreement

Amendments to Zoning Ordinance45

""""ATTENTION"""" Any accessory building/shed under 200 square feet will now require a zoning permit. This is a 'no charge' permit but necessary for record keeping.

Hamlin Township Assessor 
Derek C. Eaton, MAAO PPE 
Mr. Eaton can be reached at


May 1st  - September 30th
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
10 AM – 6 PM
Please be courteous to the staff and have your garbage and recycling disposed of by 5:55 PM to give the staff time to close up the bins and gate.

October 1st  - April 30th
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
9 AM – 5 PM
Please be courteous to the staff and have your garbage and recycling disposed of by 4:55 PM to give the staff time to close up the bins and gate.

April 1st – May 31st
$20.00 for Residents
$100.00 for Non-Residents
A new Recycling Voucher is required each year beginning April 1, 2021 to use the
Recycling Center.  
Please recycling correctly; Crush plastics #1, #2 and #5 only.   No Styrofoam please.  
Purchased decal annually from the Hamlin Township Office
Township Garbage Bags:
Can be purchased at the Hamlin Township Hall OR
Hamlin Grocery.
$7.00 for 15-gal. purple bags


$13.00 for 40-gal. green bags
Garbage bags can be purchased from the Hamlin Township Office or Hamlin Grocery

2020 Census Results:
Population 3,711 (Largest residential Township in Mason County)
Population change since 2010:  303 
Percent change since 2010:  8.9 Percent 


Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116, Ludington, MI 49431. The main entrance to the Ludington State Park is at the end of M-116., not along Piney Ridge Road. Please do not use Piney Ridge Road as the road cannot accommodate large vehicles.

Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid has been found in Mason County in 2020. Click HERE for more information.

The Mason County Road Commission

meeting:  December 23, 2020 (Wednesday).   William Schwass, Chairperson; Michael Ingison, Vice-Chairperson; Jeff Conklin, Member; Mary Samuel, Manager/Director. announces the launch of Snowpaths

The Mason County Road Commission (MCRC) is excited to announce the launch of Snowpaths, an online interactive map service that will keep you informed of the snow removal process on roads maintained by MCRC for the 2020-21 winter season.  The official launch date for Snowpaths is Monday November 9, 2020.

MCRC believes that providing Snowpaths will allow residents and public agencies to safely plan their commute by seeing current status of plowing operations.  Additionally, they will be able to isolate a specified location to view the status of that road during a snow and ice event, as well as a complete overview of the entire area to map out their commute.  Residents will also have access to customized alerts to stay informed of critical information during snow and ice events.

MCRC will evaluate Snowpaths at the end of the season for effectiveness, increased snow removal efficiency and public usage and feedback.  If MCRC continues Snowpaths in the future we plan on working with the software engineers to track the brine application processes and showing road closures that are either due to construction or major storm events.

For more information on Snowpaths please visit https://smartplanetsoftware.com/snowpaths/

To view the MCRC Snowpaths service, please visit this page.

Hamlin Lake:  Lowering of the lake level will begin the 4th Monday of October (October 26, 2020). The raising of the water level will start in the spring when there is no floating ice on the lake. 

The MI DNR Fisheries completed a fish survey on Hamlin Lake to determine the current status of the fishery. 
The 2019 survey is complete.  Click Here for the five-page report/results.  The Hamlin Lake Preservation Society will be hosting a meeting on May 6, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the results.  This meeting is open to the public.  The meeting will be held at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431. MEETING CANCELLED.

2019 Fish Report Click Here

Volunteers - Much Thanks!
Thank you to Township Trustee Larry Rees, Shane Sniegowski, Brad Sniegowski, and Joe McLain for repairing the hole in the wall at the Transfer Site.

Styro-foam is not an accepted recycling item at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site. 
Styro-foam is accepted at the Oceana County Transfer Station on M-20 in Oceana County
(about 7 miles east of US 31) at minimal or no charge (see link to web site). 

CodeRED is a FREE community notification system available to Mason County residents & visitors that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media.  (missing persons/children, evacuation notices, natural disasters, boil water advisories, inclement weather warnings, criminal activities, road closures/traffic alerts, shelter in place/lockdowns).
Visit https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF51277A87DA to enroll OR download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app available in the App Store or Google Play.

MI DNR Burn Permits visit: 
OR 1-866-922-2876 

LEAF CORRAL:  Leaves and grass clippings Only.  Leaves and grass clippings should be taken back as far as possible.  Please respect this policy or corral may need to be closed.  (No concrete, lumber, large stumps, etc.)   

Hamlin Township received a $2,500.00 grant from the Great Lakes Energy Peoples Fund. The grant money was used towards the parking lot on Duneview Drive.  Members of Great Lakes Energy support the People Fund by voluntarily rounding up their bills to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.  Contact Great Lakes Energy at 888-GT-LAKES or visit gtlakes.com for more information. 

Parking Lot


FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA has recently updated their FEMA Flood Plain Maps in Hamlin Township. Visit FEMA.gov | Federal Emergency Management Agency or Susan A. Conradson at 231-876-4443 or conradsons2michigan.gov for additional information.
Your property may be in a Flood Plain Area on or near Hamlin Lake.

Per State of Michigan guidelines,
an ORV sticker is required when
riding on a public road.

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Hamlin Township Fire Department has received a $1,799.99 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. 

The grant will be used to purchase a Honda 5,000 Watt Generator.  The generator will be located in Hamlin Township’s Command Rehabilitation Trailer/Center.  The Command Rehabilitation will house the Department’s ice rescue equipment, search and rescue packs, radios/pagers for inter communication with department personnel and other agencies.  The on-scene Command Rehabilitation Trailer is designed to provide firefighters and other emergency personnel with a safe, clean and reliable rehabilitation facility. 

Members of the Great Lakes Energy support the People Fund by voluntarily rounding up their bills to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.  Visit gtlakes.com for details.

Thanks to the Great Lakes Energy People Fund

New Law Bans Certain Open Burning

Michigan is the last great Lakes state that allows rural residents to incinerate household waste in burn barrels. However, a new law rules out burning some materials.

In April, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed HB 4207, banning the uncontrolled burning of plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals and hazardous materials. The bill became Public Act 102 of 2012. Rural residents still can burn yard waste such as brush and leaves, and household waste such as cardboard and paper products.

888-STOP-CRIME --- 1-888-786-7274
www.lsotip.com (Email) OR
TEXT “LSOTIP”ťand your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)

A safe and anonymous way of reporting crime by telephone, e-mail or text message.

Sponsored by SSCENT, Mason/Oceana Central Dispatch, Manistee Central Dispatch, and a public safety granted awarded by the Manistee County Local Revenue Sharing Board.

If you are working within the road right-of-way, please remember that a permit from the Mason County Road Commission is needed. Mason County Road Commission is located in Scottville. # 231-757-2882.

More Info

3775 North Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI  49431
Phone: (231) 845-7801Fax: (231) 843-1471
E-Mail: hamlintwp@hamlintownship.org

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The office is closed from 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch daily.
Thank you

The Township Office may be closed on Tuesday’s AND Thursday’s from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM as the Office Manager/Zoning Administrator could be in the field.  Thank you

September 6, 2022; New Playground Equipment at Wilson Hill Park in memory of Richard and Alison Puffer. Thank you to the Hamlin Lake Preservation Society, the volunteers and Lowe's for their donation.

Hamlin Township was established on February 28, 1861 by the Michigan State Legislatures. It is named after Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President from 1860 to 1864 under President Abraham Lincoln. The first settlement in Hamlin Township was made by Charley Mears, in 1858 in Section Two. The next settlers were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sladick in Section 12. A railroad traveled from Ludington to the North Bayou, it was called the Dummy Line. When the first people settled in the Township, there were woods all around. As years went past and the population grew, more timber was cut and now there are very little woods standing. At one point, there were 84 farms in Hamlin Township. Hamlin Lake hotels and large resorts added much interest to Hamlin Township.

Today, Hamlin Township is the largest Residential Township in Mason County with a population of 3711 per the 2020 US Census. Hamlin Township provides some of the very best summer and winter recreational activities, with new and older homes blending for a delightful community with very little industry. Hamlin Township can truly boast "one-of-a-kind" status and is home to beautiful Hamlin Lake. Hamlin Lake, a man-made lake, is more than 12 miles long and 5,000 acres large that originated during the logging hey-day when lumbermen dammed the Big Sable River to make an enormous holding pond for trees that were felled upstream.

Thank you for visiting our new website. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor
231-845-7801 Ext 2 OR 231-510-0076

Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday

2022 Hamlin Township Parcel Count: 
Number of Real & Personal Properties:  3,293
Number of Agricultural Real Properties:  5
Number of Commerical Real Properties: 59
Number of Industrial Real Properties: 24
Number of Residential Real Properties: 3,128
Total Real Properties:  3,216
Total Personal Properties:  77

Updated 6-08-2022

February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017

Please note that our Township has regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Usually, you will find someone at the Township Hall earlier, later, and throughout the lunch hour. We are always happy to answer questions. The Township Hall is closed for holidays and occasionally during the week due to short staff times.

2012 Clean-Up Day

Hamlin Township
Sesquicentennial Celebration
1861 - 2011

Celebrating the past, present and future.

February 28, 2011 Anniversary Open House Photos

Left to Right:
Gail Hanna, Carol Parkinson, Janet Gaghen, Judy Thorp, Mike Nagle, Nancy Vandervest

August 6, 2011 and August 7, 2011 (Boat Regetta)
Boat Regetta Results
1st Place: Larry & Barb Scherer & Crew
2nd Place: Jim & Marilyn Pinkerton & Crew
3rd Place: Joe & Janet Gaghen & Grew
Thanks to the Judges:
Johnaiine Gurzynski
Wayne Disegna
Hank Wykretowicz

Click below for more photos of the:

150th Celebration


4th of July Float

Hamlin Township Celebrating 150 Years in 2011



Hamlin Township recognizes its responsibilities to each of its constituents and Township officials make this pledge as a statement of the Township’s values and purpose as we conduct Township business.
*Hamlin Township will strive to serve its Township constituents with dependable and efficient service.  The highest standards and lawfully executed service will be our goal.
*Hamlin Township will strive to be a place where employees are encouraged to expand their knowledge and fulfill their individual potentials.  One of the Township’s premier goals is to be considered an invaluable work place by each of our employees.

 *Hamlin Township will strive to conduct its affairs in a socially responsible, lawful manner while maintaining a kind and courteous workplace.
We will always strive to utilize ethical practices and compassion for the needs of those around us and to reflect those ideals in our Township decisions.
Adopted in Hamlin Township’s General Policy Manual 10-13-2011.

Hamlin Township Parcel Count: 
Number of Real & Personal Properties:  3,310
Number of Agricultural Real Properties:  5
Number of Commerical Real Properties: 63
Number of Industrial Real Properties: 24
Number of Residential Real Properties: 3,139
Total Real Properties:  3,231
Total Personal Properties:  79

The information provided on the Hamlin Township web site is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice. Although the information in these pages is updated frequently, it is NOT as up-to-date as the information available at the Hamlin Township offices. While it is our goal to provide useful information, we do NOT warrant the information to be authoritative, complete, final, factual, timely or accurate. Hamlin Township is NOT responsible for the content of any off-site pages referenced or linked to.
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