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Village of Paw Paw
11 E. Michigan Ave.
P.O. Box 179
Paw Paw, MI 49079-0179
Phone: (269) 657-3148
Fax: (269) 657-7544

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

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. Great Lakes Belting, Knouse Foods, Bronson Lakeview Hospital, Coca Cola North America, and Van Buren County, along with St. Julian Winery, are the Village's largest employers. Making Paw Paw a unique place are a number of inviting and friendly smaller shops and restaurants. Shops and attractions such as St. Julian Winery, Warner Vineyards, Paw Paw Brewing Company, Lori's Hallmark & Boutique, Joyce Webster's Found Things, Jane Kesteloot's Plain Jane's Antiques, Jean Wing's Fat Cat Books, Edgin Creations (handcrafted jewelry), Grace’s Place (antiques and gifts) and others make for a terrific shopping experience. La Cantina Ristorante Italiano, Bistro 129, Sabo's Café, and The Sugar Bear feature culinary trained and certified chefs owning and operating their own dining establishments.  Needless to say the food is great, the service is terrific, the ambience is outstanding, and the experiences are memorable.  St. Julian Winery is a family-owned winery, founded by Mariano Meconi in 1921, known for its wines, brandies, vodkas and more.  Their tasting room and Warner Vineyards' tasting room are worth the stop.  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.  Choice motels, B & B's and lakeside rustic cottages provide lodging choices for everyone.  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 Paw Paw 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.

Why Locate Your Family or Your Business In the Village?
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Paw Paw Wins State and National Water Award
The Village of Paw Paw won a 2010 national award recognizing the Village's effort to educate its citizens about the need to protect their drinking water which comes from ground wells. The Village won for its "Exemplary Efforts in Environmental Protection". The National Rural Water Association selected the Village of Paw Paw for the award over its other 28,000 members nationally. The Village had won the 2009 Michigan Rural Water Association's award for similar efforts. Read the nomination by clicking here. Read the local press story by clicking here.

Paw Paw's Dashboard and & Citizen's Guide
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.

The Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS)
The Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS) offers traffic crash reports, provided by all Michigan law enforccd in a traffic crash, to obtain a copy of the crash report for claims processing. TCPS provides a convenient way to obtain the crash report, without leaving home.
Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS)

Community Policing Detailed
The Village of Paw Paw has implemented a Community Policing program in the Village of Paw Paw. See the presentation made by Police Chief Eric Marshall and Village Manager Larry Nielsen by clicking here.

Consumer Confidence Report 2013

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