Otsego Township was formed in 1836 and included the present day Dorr, Hopkins, Watson and Otsego Townships. These townships were legally separated in 1842. Otsego Village was incorporated in 1865 and granted city status in 1918.
Located in the southeastern corner of Allegan County, Otsego Township offers it's residents a rural setting with diverse recreational opportunities. Residents can enjoy access to the Kalamazoo River for fishing and boating, Bittersweet Ski Resort for skiing and the Lynx and Prairiewood Golf courses. Otsego Township also offers a variety of shopping and dining establishments.
Otsego Township is a general law township served by a seven member Board of Trustees which includes a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and four Trustees.