Township Staff Limited to Essential Workers Only

Township Staff limited to essential workers, only

Pursuant to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-21,  beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all non-essential Township employees have been asked to stay home.  Even though all Plainfield Township facilities will be closed to the general public through April 13, (unless this is extended by the Governor) during this time most Township voice mail and email will be monitored.  We will make every effort to reply within 2 business days when possible.  You may send general messages by email to, or phone (main line: 616.364.8466), or you can find department-specific contact information below. Residents may drop payments in one of the two drop boxes located outside of Township Hall.

The Township will postpone other non-emergency work that requires person to person contact or entering resident's homes including replacing water meters.  Essential services provided by our Fire Department and Water Department will continue as normal, and residents should not expect any interruption in these essential services.

  • For Assessing, call (616) 726-8880, or email
  • For Community Development (Building Services, Planning & Zoning, Ordinance Enforcement), call (616) 364-1190, or email
                Building Permit Applications: The Township will only accept applications and plans for new residential and/or commercial development
in digital   format. Paper copies of applications and plans will not be accepted at this time. Applications, plans, and other documents may be submitted via  email to: Applications can be found here:

                 Building Inspections:  
Building Inspections:   Building inspections will be suspended during this time. 

  • For the Clerk's Department call (616) 364-6588, or email
  • For the Treasurer's Department (tax payments), call (616) 726-8891, or email
  • For Utility Billing, call (616) 726-8885, or email   (You can sign up for  online bill payment HERE.) at 
  • Main number:  (616) 364-8466, or email
  • For a complete department directory scroll to the bottom of the page.

All public meeting schedules including cancellations will be posted on the Township's website, and can be found at

Plainfield Township will continue to follow advice from health experts at the Kent County Health Department and the State of Michigan, and further changes to public services may result. Plainfield Township will continue to inform residents of changes through the website, e-newsletter, and Facebook page.