Big Rapids Charter Township

A great place to live, work, and play!

Big Rapids Charter Township

A great place to live, work, and play!

Big Rapids Charter Township

A great place to live, work, and play!

About Big
Rapids

The township was organized in 1858, under the name of Leonard. Luther Cobb was the first Supervisor (*note – other sources have listed that on April 5, 1858 the first township elections were held and Jesse Shaw was elected Supervisor of Leonard Township).

In 1865, by act of the Legislature, the name was changed to Big Rapids.

Township Board

Location Information

14212 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone: (231) 796-3603
Fax: (231) 796-2533

Summer Office Hours are
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Building Department closes Friday at noon

COVID-19

At Big Rapids Charter Township we are monitoring the coronavirus very carefully. We will continue to be open to serve people, but we are taking many precautions to help eliminate the spread of this virus.   We will continue to operate our water plant and the sewer...

Lift Station Bid

Big Rapids Township is currently taking Bids for Sheridan Street Lift Station Improvements. Replacement of a 150 gpm Municipal Sanitary Sewer Lift Station Construction of a submersible duplex sanitary lift station (owner-supplied, factory built) with 8 foot diameter...

2020 State of the Township – January 14, 2020

2020 STATE OF THE TOWNSHIP January 14, 2020 Good evening, board members, planning commission members, residents and guests. Welcome to the fifth annual state of the township address. It is hard to believe it is 2020 already, and we are in the last year of this term of...

Big Rapids Township is seeking input for the Master Plan

The Big Rapids Charter Township Planning Commission is in the process of reviewing the Master Plan to determine if significant changes are needed.  This review process will occur over the next several months and will culminate with a Public Hearing for the draft...

2015 Master Plan

BIG RAPIDS CHARTER TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN 2015

Adopted Ordinance No 94 Prohibition of Recreational Marihuana Establishments

Ordinance No 94 Prohibition Of Recreational Marihuana Establishments Adopted

2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan

2020 2025 Capital Improvement Plan  

2019 Big Rapids Township Budget

2019 Big Rapids Township Budget

Cemetery Building Project

Help us save this historic building. With your donation, this building will be restored and a place of serene reflection.  No donation is too small and all proceeds are tax deductable.  

Information Center

Looking for forms, permits, reports, and publications? All of this and more can be found by browsing the links in the "Information Center" located in the top navigation menu.

Burn Permit Information

Only the DNR is authorized to grant burn permits. For permits: www.michigan.gov/burnpermit BURNING VIOLATIONS CAN RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL FINES

Online Services

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Online Property Tax Payments

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Meet the Staff

Wonderful people live and work in Big Rapids Township. Here are a few of the folks that help make Big Rapids Township a great place! Click on any image to find out more about what they do!

Bill Stanek

Bill Stanek

Supervisor

Hannah Saez

Hannah Saez

Clerk

David Kirwin

David Kirwin

Assessor

Penny Currie

Penny Currie

Treasurer

Address

14212 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Call or Fax

(231)796-3603
Fax: (231) 796-2533