Village Draft Master Plan Update Available for Public Comment
Please be advised that the Village of Paw Paw has prepared an update to its Master Plan consistent with the provisions of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Public Act 33 of 2008, as amended. The Village Council authorized a draft 2017 Village of Paw Paw Master Plan to be distributed for a 63-day public comment period on February 13, 2017. The public comment period will run from February 15, 2017 to May 17, 2017. A hard copy is available for public viewing at Village Hall. During this time your comments and questions can be sent via email to or mailed to: Village of Paw Paw, Attention: Mr. Larry Nielsen, Village Manager, 111 E. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 179, Paw Paw, MI 49079-017. We thank you in advance for your assistance with the Update of the Village of Paw Paw Master Plan.

You can download and view the Master Plan Update by clicking this link:


Village of Paw Paw Wastewater System Improvement Projects

The Village of Paw Paw is currently embarking on improvements to its Wastewater Collection System within the Village.  The projects will greatly improve the handling of storm water runoff, sanitary sewer treatment and water supply service.  We appreciate your patience throughout these projects.  For more information on each project, please visit

Uncork Paw Paw ~ A Village to Discover:  Friendly, Familiar, Nearby

Paw Paw Village was established in 1859. In 1867, the Village and Township were named after the river, so named by the indigenous population from the paw paw fruit that grew thickly along the river's banks.  (Paw Paw Village and Paw Paw Township).  Paw Paw is located in the heart of Michigan’s wine country. This full service community is home 3,534 and is the county seat for Van Buren County. Paw Paw is home to St. Julian Winery, Michigan’s oldest, largest and most awarded winery. Many other great businesses and restaurants call Paw Paw home. (Business List and Map)   Residents and visitors alike enjoy a full-service community with its own electric, water and sanitary sewer utilities, full-time police department, a joint fire department, and over 100 acres of park land; all situated around picturesque Maple Lake.  Paw Paw meets the new economy needs by providing broadband fiber optic service to each property.  Wireless service is also available. Located on the I-94 route connecting Detroit and Chicago, Paw Paw is only minutes away from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids.  A large consumer demand of more than 114,300 households within 30 minutes of Paw Paw makes Paw Paw attractive for entrepreneurs.  Terrific schools, great festivals and lakeside concerts, and unique ‘third-places’ makes Paw Paw a great place to live or visit.  There are several great annual events in Paw Paw, but the Wine and Harvest Festival is the premier 3-day event for the whole family.  Paw Paw’s an ideal setting for millennials, those raising a family, or those relaxing through retirement.

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Financial data on the Village of Paw Paw is available online. To view the data please click on the link at the end of this paragraph. Once you are on that page, click on the word "municipalities" in the top bar. When that page comes up, type in "Village of Paw Paw" in the search bar and click on search. That will bring you to the Village of Paw Paw data page. Thank you for taking the time to review this information. To access this data, click here.
Request for Proposal

The Village of Paw Paw is accepting sealed proposals for waste disposal service for its downtown dumpster enclosures until 10:00am on Friday, June 16, 2017. The Notice to Bidders can be found here.

2015-2016 Annual Report
Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report 2015
Final 2017-2021 Parks & Rec Plan
Village 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget

Village 2017-2018 FY Budget

Paw Paw’s Non Discrimination & English Language Proficiency Plan:

Paw Paw compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 including Executive Order 13166: Improving Access to Service for Persons with Limited English Proficiency[i], prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, in any program, service or activity that receives federal assistance. Specifically, Title VI assures that, “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.” The Executive Order assures access to language assistance for individuals who do not speak English well and who have a limited ability to read, write and speak, or understand English. (click here) to view Paw Paw’s Plan.

The executive order verbatim can be found online (click here)

pdf of "verbatim" (click here)

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