Community Development Director
Assistant Planner / Zoning Administrator
Code Enforcement Officer / Rental Housing
Mike Van Daele
Code Enforcement Officer (P/T)
Code Enforcement is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Township's Code of Ordinances and adopted codes.
FREQUENT ORDINANCE AND CODE ENFORCEMENT VIOLATIONS
Vehicles must be parked on an improved surface such as concrete, asphalt, or gravel with a clearly defined edge. Commercial vehicle parking is restricted to one heavy-duty pickup truck or van without modifications to its factory storage capacity. Street parking in Holland Township is prohibited and enforced by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.
RV’S, Trailers & Other Recreational Equipment
Recreational equipment may only be parked in the rear or the side yard closest to the garage or driveway. If recreational equipment is parked in the front yard, it must be parked in the driveway 21 feet from the edge of the road. See Zoning Ordinance, Section 10.2 for the number of recreational items permitted for your lot.
Outside storage of unlicensed or inoperable vehicles is strictly prohibited. Such vehicles must be stored in a fully enclosed building.
Personal property shall be stored inside the home, garage, or shed. An accumulation of junk, trash, rubbish or similar materials is prohibited. Please utilize Holland Township’s Clean Up Days.
Residential Accessory Structures
Residential properties containing a dwelling and garage are allowed one detached accessory structure. Detached accessory structures shall be located in the rear yard at least 10 feet from another structure, 5 feet from the rear lot line, 7 feet from the side lot line, and outside of utility easements. The architectural character of all accessory buildings shall be compatible and similar to the principal building. See Zoning Ordinance, Section 8.3 for the area and height limits for your lot. Accessory buildings over 200 sq ft require a permit.
Holland Township requires you to keep your lawn length maintained at 8 inches or below. Vacant lots shall be maintained 25 feet from the edge of the road or bike path. Dead trees shall be removed by the property owner. Leaves shall not be placed into the public right-of-way or burned at any time. Please utilize Holland Township’s Leaves/Yard Waste Recycling Days.
Holland Township does not allow chickens and farm animals on residential zoned properties. Additionally, the maximum number of domestic animals allowed per household is four. Animals shall not create a nuisance to others by loud barking, howling, or yelping. Owners shall clean up after their pets.
Our approach is to inform, educate, and request compliance rather than to penalize. Should a violation not be corrected in a timely fashion Holland Township may issue a civil infraction to the property owner. Such civil infractions may result in financial penalties and mandatory court appearances, along with court orders to comply with the ordinance involved.
Property and Housing Maintenance Fees
Code Enforcement is located at the Holland Charter Township Offices (353 North 120th Avenue). If you have questions or concerns, please call (616) 395-0196 or