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Branch County, Michigan Angola Road, Coldwater, MI 49036 Ovid Township, 381 S.

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Welcome to Ovid Township

Ovid Township is located in south-central Branch County in the south-central region of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Ovid Township is bordered on the north by Coldwater Township, on the west by Bethel Township, on the south by Kinderhook Township, and on the east by Algansee Township. The township is primarily rural and agricultural in character. Interstate 69 bisects the township connecting it to the cities of Coldwater and Lansing to the north and Angola and Fort Wayne, Indiana to the south.

Samuel Baker established the first settlement in Ovid in July 1836. In the spring of 1837, the legislature officially organized the township.

Lakes are a dominant feature of Ovid Township. They are scattered throughout the 36 square miles. However, one lake, in particular, Coldwater Lake, has a significant impact on the township. Coldwater Lake has a surface area of 1,610 acres, 1,292 of which are located in Ovid Township. It is the largest of many lakes in the township, it is at the southern end of a chain of lakes that stretch across Branch County.

Special Announcements

The Lakeland Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking volunteer firefighters.  Training is available.  If interested, please contact Chief Dave Smith at


Notice of Retail Marihuana License Applications

Pursuant to Ovid Township Ordinance # 29 and 30, Ovid Township will be accepting applications for Retail Marihuana Licenses.

These ordinances provide for two (2) Retail Marihuana establishments in the Ovid Township Enterprise Zone, located in the area of Fenn Road and I-69.

The application acceptance period will run from September 1, 2023, through September 30, 2023.  The application and ordinances can be found on the Ovid Township website,  There will be no cap on the number of applications available.

Any questions can be directed to the Ovid Township Clerk or the Zoning Administrator.

Amy Havasy – Ovid Township Clerk

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