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Thanks for stopping by to learn more about LAWRENCE. You can find information on our site about ongoing projects and events in LAWRENCE, community news and contacts for various public service departments.

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Public Notice

Please take Notice that the Lawrence Township July Board of Review will convene at the Township Office located at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064 on July 17, 2024 at 10am. The purpose of the meeting is to correct any clerical error or mutual mistake of fact relative to the 2023-2024 Assessment Roll. 

If you have an item for the Board of Review agenda, please contact the assessor:

Ben Brousseau, Assessor

Lawrence Township


Lawrence Township Board of Review meetings are open to all without regard to race, color, national orgin, sex or disability.


Lawrence Township Board

Special Meeting on July 17, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

At 411 N. Paw Paw Street

Lawrence, MI 49064

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


We will discuss:



  • Employee Status Hearing for two employees
  • Discussion with the township attorney and a possible closed session
  • Any other items of immediate concern


Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comments will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized. The Board will recognize all people wishing to speak during public comment. If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Board members through Judy Janssen, Township Clerk, by email to, or by mail at P.O. Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064.


Date Posted: 7/13/24


 Lawrence Township Clerk 

  411 N. Paw Paw St

P.O. Box 445

Lawrence, MI  49064




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 Aug. 8, at 6:00 p.m.(New Time) 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.


corrected date 7-9-24


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the August 6, 2024 Primary Election has been scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:30 am. in the Lawrence Township Hall at 411 North Paw Paw St., Lawrence, Michigan.

The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to determine that the program and the computer being used to tabulate the results of the election counts the votes in the manner prescribed by law.


Judy Janssen

Lawrence Township Clerk

411 N. Paw Paw St.

Lawrence, MI 49064

Phone (269) 674-4255 Ext. 102


Commeodities Food Distributions

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

Lawrence Township/Village

Senior Citizens


At the Lawrence Township Hall 

"Old Lion's Club Building"

411 S. Paw Paw St. for our monthly lunches

Next One is July  22, 2024


{Lunch and BINGO!}

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (except Dec.23 and Veteran's Day)

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

we usually play BINGO 12:30 to 1:30pm sometimes we 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.


Our calendar for 2024 is posted under Senior Services Tab on top of this website.


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.



 (Adopted March 28, 2024)

Meetings for Fiscal Year (April 2024 – March 2025)

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)


TOWNSHIP BOARD 6:00 p.m. (Note new time)

(2nd Thursday of each month)

          April 11, 2024                                      October 10, 2024

          May 9, 2024                                          November 14, 2024

          June 13, 2024                                       December 12, 2024

          July 11, 2024                                        January 9, 2025

          August 8, 2024                                     February 13, 2025

          September 12, 2024                             March 13, 2025

Annual Budget Hearing end of March, 2025 TBA


Planning Commission Meeting 5:00p.m.

(4th Tuesday of 1st month of each quarter, additional meetings as needed)

April 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

October 22, 2024

January 28, 2025



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



July/December/March as per statute




3rd Sunday of each month at 6pm


Watch for meetings notices in the Harald Palladium

and at 

Also posted at the Lawrence: Post Office, Fire Station, and Township Hall Display Boards. 



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 - Fridays 9am - 4pm and Wednesdays 9am - 6pm(during tax season only) 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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