Welcome to Decatur Township

Established in 1861, Decatur Township is named after Stephen Decatur, Jr., celebrated as a hero of the War of 1812. Located in scenic Southwest Michigan, Decatur Township produces a variety of agricultural crops and provides ample outdoor recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing and various wintertime activities such as ice-fishing and snowmobiling.

On this website you can contact Decatur Township officials, find agendas and official minutes for board meetings, review zoning and ordinance information.


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🚫🔥 **Burn Ban in Effect** 🔥🚫

Attention, residents:

Due to elevated fire risks, a **burn ban** has been issued effective immediately. This ban includes:

- Open burning of any kind
- Use of fire pits and outdoor fireplaces
- Agricultural burns
- Campfires and bonfires

Propane and charcoal grills are still permitted, but please exercise extreme caution and ensure all embers are completely extinguished.

**Why the Burn Ban?**
Dry conditions and high temperatures increase the risk of wildfires, putting our community and environment at serious risk.

**What You Can Do:**
- Avoid any activities that could start a fire.
- Report any signs of smoke or fire immediately to 911.
- Educate others about the importance of the burn ban.

Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to keeping our community safe. Together, we can prevent wildfires and protect our homes and natural surroundings.

Community Links

Village of Decatur

Decatur Public Schools

Van Buren District Library

Van Buren County