Welcome to the Village of Lakeview

Montcalm County, Michigan


Spring clean-up has been rescheduled for Saturday May 30th!!

Due to Covid-19, we ask that all residents stay in their cars until it is your time to empty your contents. Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks.

If you have any questions please call Village Hall at (989) 352-6322.



LANSING, MICH. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order
2020-69 which extends her previous order that temporarily closes certain places of public accommodation such as theaters, bars, casinos, and more. In order to maintain social distancing the order also limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders.

“Although we are beginning to see the curve flatten, we are not out of the woods yet. We must all continue to be diligent, observe social distancing and limit in-person interactions and services to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said GOVERNOR WHITMER. “Michigan now has more than 40,000 cases of COVID-19. The virus has killed more Michiganders than we lost during the Vietnam war. Extending this order is vital to the health and safety of every Michigander. If we work together and do our part, we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”

This order does not restrict a place of business from offering food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service. Places of public accommodation are encouraged to offer food and beverage service in one or more of those ways and use precautions to mitigate potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing and wearing as face covering. Restaurants may allow five people inside at a time to pick up orders, so long as they stay six feet apart from each other.

These restrictions do not apply to the following locations: office buildings, grocery stores, markets, food pantries, pharmacies, drug stores, and providers of medical equipment and supplies, health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Executive Order 2020-69 is effective immediately and extends until May 28, 2020. To view the order click the link below.

Leaf & Brush Pickup UPDATE!!

Governor Whitmer has loosened restrictions on certain activities. Therefore, the DPW will have the leaf vac out the week of April 27th to do some much needed clean-up. Just a reminder that we will vacuum up only leaves. Any brush/limbs need to be in a separate pile. There is no more bag pick up either. Residents with bagged leaves need to dispose of them at the airport location using the biodegradable lawn/leaf bags. We have the brush and limb chipping already scheduled for the week of May 4th. However, we share the chipping equipment with Howard City so if for any reason this needs to be rescheduled we will let you know.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Village Hall at (989) 352-6322.
Stay safe & stay healthy.

Lakeview's History

Historic LakeviewTake a look at the Village Historic Downtown page to see long-ago photos of Lakeview and learn more about our community's history.

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The recycling center on North Street will re-open on Tuesday, May 5th.
We understand that you have all been waiting patiently, and we appreciate that. However, we do ask that you continue to be patient and only leave recyclables if room allows.
Thank you for your cooperation!


The MACP has created two Public Service Announcements (PSA) on COVID-19 safety. One is geared towards children and the other for adults.

This link is for children. We show you how you can help your family stay healthy during this crazy time! https://youtu.be/-P8H-MIZrtg

This link is for adults. We provide some simple steps to help keep your family safe during this pandemic.https://youtu.be/J-4CHl2j-_g

Attention Lakeview Businesses

The Village and the community are very concerned about your welfare during this time of crisis with Covid-19. Below are a couple of links for some potential help to keep your businesses going in this time of need.

Let me know if I can be of assistance.

Darin K. Dood, Lakeview Village Manager & Chief of Police.


ORVMontcalm County adopted an Ordinance regulating the operation of Off Road Vehicles (ORVs) on roads in Montcalm County. This includes the Village of Lakeview. Please follow the link below for more detailed information regarding ORV use in our Village.

Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Village of Lakeview provides a Safe Prescription Drug Drop-Off program for our community. Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions into a secure box at the Village Offices located at 315 S. Lincoln Ave.

The Lakeview Police Department will collect the contents and prepare them for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with federal and State Laws.  If you have any additional questions please contact our Lakeview Police  Department at 989-352-6211.

Municipal Water System PFAS Information

The State of Michigan performed testing of Wells #3 & #4 on July 9, 2018. The water testing is related to the State of Michigan effort to test for PFAS/PFOS contamination throughout water systems in Michigan. Test results determined the Village has a non-detect for PFAS, PFOA, PFBS and related chemicals the State tested for. The Village has made the letter and sample results available at the links below. For more information regarding PFAS, please visit www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/.

Need a Ride?

LIBERTY LINE provides rides!
Liberty Line is a non profit Christian ministry providing a ride service to any person, IN THE CENTRAL MONTCALM OR LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AREAS, either physically or financially unable to drive. Donations are requested but fees are not charged.  Rides are not guaranteed but every effort will be made to find you a ride.  Requests must be made 72 hours in advance.  Please call between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to the dispatcher.  989-352-0033