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This is to let you know that starting Friday, April 3, you can enroll in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Payment Protection Program (PPP). MTA is working with the Small Business Association of Michigan to help get the word out to Michigan communities and businesses about the program, which authorizes up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. The program is first-come, first-served.  By April 3, a Michigan-specific website dedicated to the program will be live to provide information on the program, a checklist and documents needed to apply, instructions on how to connect with a bank and/or finding a lender, and a budget tool to track and ensure the loan is forgiven. A sample PPP loan application has been released by the U.S. Treasury Department.


  • Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses, sole proprietorships and nonprofits can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing Small Business Association (SBA) lenders. 


  • Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.









Partisan candidates running for elected office in the Charter Township of Lansing must file with the Township Clerk by April 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  Petition Forms and Affidavit of Identity are available from the Clerk’s office by emailing or phoning your request to the following:, 517-485-4063.  Forms will be mailed out upon request, until such time that the office is open to the public.    


The following offices are to be elected for a 4 year term:

                Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and 4 Trustee positions


Susan L. Aten, Clerk

Charter Township of Lansing

3209 W. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI  48917




"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order


In accordance with the Governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order,  Lansing Township will extend the temporary closure of the Township administration building to the public through Monday, April 13th.  The Township will continue to provide essential public services, such as police, fire and water.  Services such as water bill payment and permit applications can be completed by mail or by utilizing the drop box outside of the entrance to the administration building. 


To view the Governor's Executive Order, click here.  




Lansing Township Declares State of Emergency

and Closing Building to Non-Essential Traffic


Supervisor Dion'trae Hayes has declared a State of Emergency in Lansing Township.  The Township's Administration Building is closed to non-essential traffic in an effort to protect residents and staff from COVID-19.  "Lansing Township is taking the necessary precautions to protect our residents and staff.  COVID-19 is a very serious ailment and we are taking bold steps to help prevent transmission," said Supervisor Hayes.  "In addition to practicing social distancing, we are allowing employees to work remotely and have created staggering shifts for those in the office.  All essential services including police, fire, emergency services and water will continue."


The Township will resume full operations on Monday,  April 6, 2020.  Until then, staff will be monitoring their voicemail and email on a regular basis.


For more specific information, please click the appropriate department below:


Supervisor's Office/Assessing/Building - (517) 485-2272

Clerk's Office - (517) 485-4063

Treasurer's Office - (517) 485-7115

Police - (517) 485-1700

Fire - (517) 485-5443

Code Compliance - (517) 485-3510

Westside Water - (517) 485-5470    After 5:00 p.m. (517) 485-5470, Option #2








Click here for application

Please submit application and resume to: 

Lansing Township Clerk's Office
ATTN:  Fire Chief
3209 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing MI  48917

Deadline for submission is Friday, April 3, 2020




Adult School Crossing Guard - Click here for the job description and application

Police Officer - Click here for the job description and application  

Please submit application and resume to:  Lansing Township Police Department, Attn:  Cortney Lightheart, 3209 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing MI  48917




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Township and City residents are experiencing flooding and water in basements due to the massive amount of rain that fell within a short period of time.  Please see below for information of whom to call:


If you need someone to come out and check your sewer main, please call Operations and Management at 517-483-4455 or 517-483-4161.  This number is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may need to leave a message, so please include your name, address, phone number and describe the problem.

If you feel that you have a damage claim due to a sewer failure (sewer must be a tributary to City of Lansing sewer), you may call the same number and ask for a claim form to be mailed to you, or call the receptionist at 517-483-4818 for a form to be mailed to you. Or you may click here for a form.

The City offers a Basement Backup Protection Program that you may be interested in.  Click the following link for more information:


Please call the Ingham County Drain Office for issues related to storm sewers at 517-676-8395.  Listen carefully to the options if you are calling after normal business hours.




DEQ Grants Granger Landfill Expansion Application

(click here to see letter of approval)




West Side Water 2019 Annual Water Quality Report



Residential Rental Property Registration

 On July 1, 2014, the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Trustees adopted an ordinance requiring the registration and inspection of residential rental property once every three (3) years.  This ordinance was effective beginning August 6, 2014.  Information has been sent to all properties currently in the rental database informing of the need to register again.  You can also download the forms here:  Property Rental Application or Property Rental Disclaimer.  If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at (517) 485-3510



 Section 21-7.2          Clearing Snow, Ice and Debris

     Whenever any snow of an accumulation of two inches or more, or any accumulation of ice or debris, shall accumulate, form, fall or drift on or across any sidewalk, the owner of the lot or premises will remove or cause to be removed such snow, ice or debris within 24 hours after the snow, ice or debris has accumulated, formed, fall or drifted on the sidewalk.  




Election Inspectors Needed

Are you detail oriented, with enough stamina to work A 15 hour day?

Election Inspectors are a vital part of the election process.  The Township will employ approximately 50 Inspectors to run the August and November elections.  If you like to get up early, enjoy working with people, are comfortable using a laptop and are willing to attend a 3 hour training class, you might be just the person I am looking for.  Please contact my office for an application or go to and print an application and return it to the Clerk’s Office.  Election Inspectors currently earn $195.00 per election (open to close). 



The Charter Township of Lansing Township DDA Development and TIF Plan (as adopted) is available for review.  Click here to view the plan.