Welcome to Dryden Township
Fireworks in the Township
The use of Consumer Fireworks is restricted in the Township of Dryden to the following dates and times (per Ordinance):
- December 31 at 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. on January 1
- The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
- June 29th to July 4th between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
- July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m.
- 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
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 4,799 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
Stats About Dryden
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 2020 U.S. Census, the total population of the township is 4,799 residents.
The majority age groups are 60-69 with 16.6%, 50-59 with 16.1%, 40-49 with 14.3%, followed by 20-29 with 11.2% of the population. There are 1,819 households in the township with 27.4% of those having children under the age of 18 living with them according to the 2020 Census.
The racial makeup of the township is 93.9% White, 0.25% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.24% Asian American and 5.4% 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.