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Lawrence Township Board

 Budget Workshops

 Preparing 2024 Budgets


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lawrence Township Board will convene at 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI, 49064


Sat. March 9, 20243 2:00pm-4:00pm

                    LTES Budget and Cemetery Budget

Sat. March 16, 2023 9:00am-4:00pm General                   Fund and other Funds


Board members will be meeting to prepare the budgets for the coming year. This is a Public meeting.

Lawrence Township Board Meetings are open to all without regard to race, national origin, sex, or disability.


Judy Janssen

Lawrence Township Clerk
PO Box 445

411 N. Paw Paw St.,
Lawrence, MI 49064
Option #3

Posted 2-16-24



Board Meeting

Lawrence Township Hall




          The residents and property owners of Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, and any other interested parties.


Please take notice that a Regular Board Meeting of the LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES will be held on March 14, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.  It will be held in-person at the Lawrence Township Hall 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.


Starting with the April 2023 meeting we will no longer be offering internet connection for the public. If you have questions or want a copy of the Agenda the week of the meeting please feel free to contact Clerk Janssen at 269-674-4255 or at


 The public may participate in the meeting via computer or smart phone, through, using the following link.  For best performance, please download the desktop or mobile app for Free Conference Call (FCC). Online meeting ID: clerk060


The public may also participate by calling into the phone numbers below: Non-Toll-Free number (760) 548-9303 or Toll Free (844) 854-2222 and providing access code 475629#



  All meeting will be held in-person at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.


Notice of Public Hearing on

Budget and Annual Meeting of the

Lawrence Township Board of Trustees


On Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 4:00pm the Public Budget Hearing will start followed by the Annual Meeting at 4:30pm. The Board of Trustees (All residents of Lawrence Township) may participate.  The Lawrence Township Board will review the budget year starting April 1, 2024. These 2 meetings will take place at  the Lawrence Township Hall, 411 N Paw Paw St., Lawrence MI 49064.

For full notice please go to Public Notices tab above for full copies of these notices or they are on file in the Clerk’s office at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-4255 option #3.

Commeodities Food Distributions

(Second Tuesdays and extra day usually until noon or when done) at the Township Hall Parking Lot

Lawrence Township/Village

Senior Citizens


At the Township Hall 

"Old Lion's Club Building"

We will be back at the Lawrence Township Hall

411 S. Paw Paw St. for our monthly lunches

Next One March 11, 2024

{ Lunch and BINGO!}

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (except Dec.)

Social at 11am/Lunch at 11:30ish and

we usually play BINGO 12:30 to 1:30pm or have a speaker


Remember to come get your free lunch if you are at least 60 years old

and live in Lawrence Village or Township and Hamilton Township now.

Others joining us can pay our cost of $12


We are always looking for prizes for our Bingo! If you have any new (or like New) items you would like to donate please drop them off at the Township Hall (7am-3pm, Mon.-Thru.) or bring them to the Monday lunches. Thank you


We have Game Wednesdays from 1-3pm in the Township's Hall.


Stretch Yoga for seniors is Mondays 10am at the Township Hall. Thursdays regular yoga is at the Lawrence Library at 5pm


Our calendar for 2024 will be posted under Senior Services Tab on our website soon.

our 2024 calender is being worked on by the committee.

Stretch & Strengthen Classes

Presented by Carol Iverson


Mondays: Senior Stretch & Strength

10:00am - 11:00am

At Township Hall

(Free for our 60+ age community members

Others may make a donation for attending)


Thursdays: REGULAR YOGA - 5:00 to 6:00pm

At the Lawrence Library  SENIORS FREE


See detailed discriptions under our Sr Services Tab above.

Battery Recycling Now Available

The Van Buren Conservation District & local partners are starting lithium-ion battery recycling near you! Stop into our drop-off locations to safely and properly dispose of your batteries. Questions? Contact Kalli at 269-633-9314 or 

* For fire safety, tape the battery ends before transporting them.

Recycle at these Locations:
- Antwerp Sunshine Library
 - Bangor Branch Library
 - Covert Branch Library 
- Hartford Public Library
 - Lawrence Branch Library
 - Paw Paw Public Library
 - South Haven Senior Services Center
 - Van Buren Conservation District Office
 - Webster Memorial Library (Decatur) 

Cannabis Agency Notice


 Paid for with a grant from the State of Michigan, Lawrence Township has secure lock boxes available for residents. These boxes help prevent unwanted consumption of legal drugs and provide a safe means of legal transportation. Please visit the Township Hall at 411 N. Paw Paw St. to request a free lock box.

Lawrence Housing Committee 

Lawrence Housing Committee was created by Matthew Sanborn in January of 2022 and accepted by the Lawrence Township Planning Commission in February of 2022. The Lawrence Housing Committee is a joint township/village open committee that aims to increase the available housing stock in both communities. e-mail:     

See more information under the heading Departments tab above.



 (adopted March 22, 2023)

Meetings for Fiscal Year (April 2023 – March 2024)

Will be Held on the Following Dates at the

Lawrence Township Hall


Note:  Any special meetings or budget workshop notices will be posted at least 18 hours in advance. (Twp. Website, Post Office, Fire Station & Twp. Hall)



(2nd Thursday of each month)

          April 13, 2023                      October 12, 2023

          May 11, 2023                       November 9, 2023

          June 8, 2023                        December 14, 2023

          July 13, 2023                       January 11, 2024

          August 10, 2023                  February 8, 2024

          September 14, 2023            March 14, 2024

Annual Meeting March 23, 2024, 1:00 p.m.




(3rd Tuesday of 1st month of each quarter additonal as needed)

April 25, 2023

July 25, 2023

October 24, 2023

January 25, 2024



(2nd and 4th Monday of every month, as needed)



July/December/March as per statute



3rd Sunday of each month at 6:00p.m.


(Watch for meetings notices in the Harald Palladium/or Decatur Republican)



State Tax Commission's

New Poverty Exemption Procedure

The STC has created a new application. Click Public Notice for related documents that need to be used when one applies.  See the Public Notice for details.


After hours please use our outside secure drop box.


 GENERAL OFFICE HOURS are Monday-Thursday 7am - 3pm.  You may drop off items in the secure drop box located at the office entrance of the Township Hall located at 411 N Paw Paw St, Lawrence outside office hours.


If you have any questions, please contact Our Office at 269-674-4255, Ext 100.


SafeBuilt Represenative

A Represenative from SafeBuilt is in the Township Office Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7am - 11:30am.  to answer questions and assist people.


A SafeBuilt Permit Tech is now in the office daily M-Th 7:30-4:00pm. He will handle all permits that the township offers through SafeBuilt.



The Treasurer's office is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 4pm and Wednesdays 9am - 6pm(8pm during tax season) People needing service may also call the Treasurer's phone line directly at 269-674-3840. If we don't answer please leave a message and we will get back with you.


Cannabis Agency Office is open Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm. They are happy to answer questions and assist individuals in all things Cannabis related.



Lawrence Township has a new mailing address:  PO Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064

Get in Touch

Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now. 

PO Box 445

Office Phone:    269 674-4255

Fax:                 269 674-4502

Treasurer:        269 674-3840


Important Notice!

If you will be burning brush or a large burn pile, don't forget to call the Township offices and get a burn permit from the Fire Department by calling 269-674-8833!


Check out the Events page to find out what is going on in our beautiful community.

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