Chester Township operates on a fiscal year beginning April 1 and ending March 31. Each year a General Appropriations Act is passed by the Township Board and filed with the Ottawa County Clerk for review. Included with the GAA is a budget for that year. Prior to the adoption of a budget, a public hearing is held, usually around the middle of March. Budgets are reviewed quarterly and amended if necessary.
An annual audit is prepared and filed with the State of Michigan. These reports are available on at