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Oakfield Township, Kent County

Welcome! We want to continue to offer our residents more ways to access information. Contact us with any questions or suggestions. Thank you!

Oakfield Township Master Plan
 Please take a few minutes to do an easy survey that will help Oakfield Township update the Master Plan.
Click here to access the survey.
Reminder to Oakfield Township residents
Grattan Township was hit hard with car larcenies this past Sunday, April 7, 2024. All the targets were unlocked vehicles.
Kent County Deputy Krystal Stuart is reminding all residents of Oakfield Township to keep doors locked on both your house and cars. Also, make sure you are removing valuables, like purses, cash, credit cards, or firearms, from your vehicle. Don't be complacent because of where you live.
Finally, please make sure to notify law enforcement of any suspicious activity in your area. Chances are you will notice something out of place before a patrolling police officer.
The Kent County Sheriff non-emergency phone number is 616-632-6100 and the phone number for the North Office Substation is 616-632-6020.

Fire Danger Level

Today's fire danger is VERY HIGH

Regardless of the fire danger level, you MUST obtain a burn permit.

Burn Permits

To obtain a burn permit, do one of the following:

  • Call the fire department at 616-754-5122. If no one answers, leave your name, phone number, address, and what/when you're burning.

  • Text the fire chief at 616-318-3405 with your name, phone number, address, and what/when you're burning.

  • Click here to fill out the online form.


The Township Fire Department is in need
of people to become volunteer Paid-on-Call firefighters.

Click here for an application, which can be submitted in person or emailed to

Call Fire Chief Sam Peterson at 616-754-5122

with any questions.

Participate in Michigan's Broadband Map Challenge To Improve Internet Access

Do you have slow internet? No internet? Help us help you!


Kent County is partnering with the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) to prepare for a federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) grant that will be awarded to Michigan. It's crucial to accurately identify areas marked as "unserved" by high-speed internet on the MIHI broadband map, as only these locations will qualify for BEAD funds. Let's ensure the map is correct!


Residents, businesses, and institutions are asked to:

  1. Visit the Challenge website:

  2. Look up their address, and

  3. Confirm that the broadband service designation is correct

If the map has incorrect services or speeds listed, users will be guided through steps to challenge the incorrect information.

Beyond updating and confirming your address, we need your help to spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors, and customers. 


The BEAD State Challenge Process will run until April 23. We appreciate your assistance in taking the challenge and encouraging your network to do the same. 

If you have any questions, contact 616-632-7597 or

Question of the Month:

Who do I need to speak to about zoning or building permits?

Oakfield Township uses Professional Code Inspections (PCI) to handle all of our zoning and permits. If you would like to meet with the building inspector (Mike Ford) in person,

he is in the Oakfield Township office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30.

General questions can be directed to PCI at 616-877-2000.

Current Office Hours:
Monday & Thursday 

8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00 a.m. 
12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Friday

2024 Holiday Hours

Clerk's Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
*Occasionally the clerk is out of the office during hours due to meetings. Please call ahead to confirm.

Treasurer's Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

*Or call for an appointment

Assessor's Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday

8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Building Inspector's Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Schedule:

Township Board of Trustees

6:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday each month

Planning Commission
7:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday (as called)

Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00 pm, 4th Tuesday (as called)

Historical Commission

10:00 am, 3rd Thursday (April, June, August, October)

*at Oakfield Township Museum, 11009 Podunk Rd.

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