Public Notices

The Open Meetings Act (OMA) of Michigan requires notice to be given before a meeting is held and requires minutes to be prepared as a record of actions taken at the meeting.  Perhaps most importantly, the OMA is the source of requirement that all votes of a public body must be made public.


Lawrence Township complies with the OMA by posting notices of meetings at three locations:  Lawrence Community Services Building (Fire Station), Lawrence Post Office, Lawrence Township Hall (near the Business Office door).  In addition, public notices are posted to this website.



Meeting Dates April 2021 - March 2022
Meeting Notice FY 2021-2022 may revision[...]
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State Tax Commission's

New Poverty Exemption Procedure

The STC has created a new application. Click below for related documents that need to be used when one applies.  


2021 State Property Exemption Application
New for 2021 - How to apply for Property Exemptions
2021 State poverty application.pdf
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The Lawrence Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall located at 411 N. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064.


The purpose of the hearing will be to hear a variance request to the required minimum front yard and side yard setbacks listed in schedule A of the Lawrence Township Zoning Ordinance.  The Address is 63410 Shafer Lake Rd. Parcel ID #80-13-230-006-00.


Those unable to attend the public hearing are invited to submit written comments to the attention of the Chairperson of the Zoning Board Appeals by emailing the Township Clerk at the email address below or by mail: PO Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064.


Meeting information may be found on the Township’s homepage at before the meeting. A copy of the application and this notice will be on file at the Township Hall. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call first to confirm hours of operation.


Note: This meeting may be held by video conference if COVID-19 gathering restrictions are continued. Confirmation of the meeting format will be provided on the Township’s website.


For additional questions, please call the number below. 


Judy Janssen, Township Clerk  

411 N. Paw Paw St.

Lawrence, MI 49064

Phone (269) 674-4255




Board Meeting






To:       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 Nov. 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  When the Internet is working we will also offer electronic remote access and participation of the meeting, it will be held in-person at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.


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#


Members of the public will only be able to speak at the meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to two minutes per person. To provide for orderly public comment, a person wishing to speak during public comment must state their name and request to be recognized by the Moderator. The Moderator will recognize all persons 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 Clerk at the email address below or by mailing to PO BOX 445, Lawrence, MI 49064. A copy of the meeting  agenda may be picked up at the Township Hall the day before the meeting or emailed to you upon request.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, (MCL 41.72a(2)(3)) and the Americans With Disabilities Act.  The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon reasonable advance notice by contacting the Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below.


Judy Janssen


411 N. Paw Paw St.

Lawrence, MI 49064

(269) 674-4255

Marijuana 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.


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Van Buren County Brush and Invasive Species Spray Program

Notice of Brush and Invasive Species Spray Programs
See attached letter from Van Buren County Road Commission on Brush and Invasive Species Spray Program for this year.
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Road Commission Launches New

Service Request App


Recently the Van Buren County launched SeeClickFix, a new app allowing citizens to report non-emergency road issues.  Residents and the motoring public can take a photo of a road issue, such as a pothole, give the location, add a description, and click “submit” to send requests directly to the Van Buren County Road Commission through SeeClickFix.  


Road Commission Interim Managing Director/Operations Director, Greg Brucks, states, “SeeClickFix makes it easier for staff at the Van Buren County Road Commission to identify and address road-related issues in a timely fashion.  SeeClickFix is a mobile app that lets citizens report issues on-the-go, and receive real time notifications when the service request has been updated.  This will not only serve to increase civic engagement by involving citizens in community dialogue, but will also improve the efficiency in which service requests are addressed.”


SeeClickFix is available immediately for citizen use as follows:


On Facebook at

On the Van Buren County Road Commission’s website at

Download on the App Store or on Google Play

On line at


For answers to any questions about SeeClickFix, please contact the Van Buren County Road Commission at 269-674-8011, Extension 0.  The Road Commission urges you to, “Get Connected.  Get Involved.  Get Results.”



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!


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