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Fireworks in the Township

The use of Consumer Fireworks is restricted in the Township of Dryden to the following dates and times (per Ordinance):

  1. December 31 at 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. on January 1
  2. The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
  3. June 29th to July 4th between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
  4. July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m.
  5. The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor day between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

A person shall not ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property or the property of another without that organization's or person's express permission to use those fireworks on those premises.

There is a civil infraction penalty that carries a civil fine of $1000 for each violation of this ordinance.   Ordinance in Forms & Publications

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

During these challenging times Dryden Township is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and helping our residents to do the same.  Therefore, the office is closed.  At this time, our business can be conducted through email.

The Police and Fire Departments are also taking precautions.
For emergencies please call 911.

Fire Department:  810-796-3050

Police Department:  810-796-2271

Dryden Township:  810-796-2248

Information about taxes: slowney@drydentownship.com

Information about assessing:  tpapineau@drydentownship.com

Information about elections:  kdiefenbach@drydentownship.com

General information:  kdiefenbach@drydentownship.com

About the Township

Dryden Township is located in Lapeer County, Michigan.  Oakland County is at the Township’s southern border.  It is considered a “bedroom community” that is home to 4,786 residents which includes the Village of Dryden.

This site has been created to provide information about the Dryden Township and offer the community easy access to important information.


Stats about Dryden Township

township map

The township is located in Lapeer County, Michigan; 84 miles East of Lansing,  54 miles north of Detroit.  It is a thirty-six square mile rural municipality located in the southeast portion of the county. Other communities in the region include Lapeer, Almont, Hadley and Metamora.  As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the total population of the township is 4,768 residents.

The majority age groups are 40-49 with 18.5% and 50-59 with 18%, followed by 10-19 with 15.4% of the population. There are 1,772 households in the township with 29.8% of those having children under the age of 18 living with them according to the 2010 Census.

The racial makeup of the township is 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian American and 1.5% other races or two or more races.

With the majority of the county rural, a large percentage of residents drive their own vehicle.  Transportation routes include M-53 and 1-69 to the north. The close proximity of Dryden Township to Oakland and Macomb Counties makes it an ideal location for commuters into the greater Detroit area.

The area is predominately flat to gently rolling; current land uses include light commercial, single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, residential, agriculture and civil/institutional.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm



Mailing Address

4849 Dryden Road
Dryden, MI  48428