Township Staff Limited to Essential Workers Only                          Building Services Updates

Township Staff limited to essential workers, only


Pursuant to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-21, all non-essential Township employees have been asked to stay home and all Plainfield Township facilities will be closed to the general public according to the Governor's order.

During this time most Township voicemail and email will be monitored.  We will make every effort to reply within two 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
  • 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.