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for non-emergencies call 269-445-1560 (Cass County Dispatch) 

for Emergencies call 911


911 - Cass County now can accept texts so "CALL IF YOU CAN - TEXT IF YOU CAN'T"

Cass County 911 is also RapidSOS ready, meaning they receive better location information to find callers.

Are you prepared in case of emergency? Click here for

Address Signs - Please install a green address sign for your home that is clearly visible from both directions.

It is not expensive and helps first responders save precious time when responding to your or your love ones.

Blight - click here . 

Burning in the Roadway - is not allowed per ordinance § 91.03  BURNING ON PUBLIC ROADS.

No person shall burn any trash, garbage, or other refuse on the public roads maintained in the township, or burning the same in any manner that may menace the public health, cause a nuisance of smoke, ash, or offensive odors on the roads maintained in the township.

(Ord. 12-05, passed 8-8-2012)  Penalty, see § 91.99

Dogs - Dog law enforcement ordinance of Cass County, MI

Fire Departments

     Indian Lake Fire Department

ILVFD- Chief Andrew Hartman

Update: We recently have contracted to purchase our new tanker/pumper to replace the current 37 year old tanker. Due to the supply chain issues, we will not see this truck until the middle of next year.

We have also started a cadet program which accepts volunteers at the age of 16. These new young volunteers will be allowed to respond to calls with us and assist, but not be put in direct danger. All of your Indian Lake Firefighters have been hard at work, putting in extra hours at events and trainings and I am very proud of all of them. Our next pancake breakfast is on July 3rd from 0700-noon and we hope to see everyone there. Stay Safe!

     Sister Lakes Fire Department

​SLVFD Chief Anthony Lozada

Update: Station 2 is really starting to take shape. The supply chain issues have substantially slowed things down for us, but we are finally beginning to make progress. In the next few weeks, the contractors will begin work inside the building, followed by the plumbers, electricians and mechanical contractors. The outside drives will begin to take shape soon and we hope to be in the building by late summer.

       Sister Lakes Fire Department webcam

Fire Extinguishers - SLVFD is working with the Dowagiac City Fire Department to provide a place for residents to discard out of date fire extinguishers. There is a bin outside of the Dowagiac Fire Department located at 302 Wolf St Dowagiac Mi, 49047 where you can dispose of your old fire extinguishers. This collection will only be available for the months of June and July 2022. They will then be collected by a local fire extinguisher service company for proper disposal.

Fireworks - for Info, Click Here  - Flyer

Golf Carts - are not allowed on roadways in Silver Creek Township. This law is enforced.  For more information click here.

Parking - Please do not block any portion of the roadway with your vehicles at any time. Far too often people park their vehicles blocking a portion of the roadway, making it difficult to impossible for emergency vehicles and first responders get to those in need. For example: Firetruck Cabs are 100 inches wide!


Pay a Citation or Ticket - for questions all 4th District Court at 445-4424 Option 1

Property Check - Would you like your property checked when you're on vacation? If so, click  here.

Walking in the roadway  - where sidewalks are provided, pedestrians shall not walk upon the main traveled portion of the road. If a sidewalk is not provided, they shall walk on the side of the road, against the flow of traffic (MCL 257.655) Walking against the flow of traffic allows the pedestrian to better see oncoming traffic and remain out of the roadway. Pedestrians do not have the right to block or detour the regular flow of traffic. So please practice safety for yourself and others while enjoying our beautiful area!

Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee is made up of volunteers who make recommendations to the Township Board regarding police, fire and ambulance services. Public Safety Committee members are:

John Joossens

Jean Rowe

Joe Moore

William Crawford

Public Safety Committee Minutes  1-15-2020


CVBESA Minutes - April 19, 2021

CVBESA Minutes - July 19, 2021

CVBESA 2nd Quarter Report - 2021

CVBESA 4th Quarter Report - 2021

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