Welcome to Peninsula Township
The Old Mission Peninsula is perhaps Michigan's most unique and scenic township. Unlike the typical six-mile by six-mile-square township, the Old Mission Peninsula is finger-like in shape, projecting approximately 16 miles into Grand Traverse Bay. The township varies from one to three miles in width and encompasses approximately 42 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The 2020 U.S. Census lists a population of 6,068.
Peninsula Township Office Closure
Peninsula Township offices are closed Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Thanksgiving Day.
Zoning Board of Appeals - None at this time
Request for Letters of Interest for the PDR Selection Committee
The Township Board is accepting letters of interest to serve on the Purchase of Development Rights Selection Committee per the PDR Ordinance #23, Amendment #3.
The Township Board shall appoint a five-member Selection Committee.
Members shall serve three-year terms, except that the initial term of two members shall be two years and terms of three members shall be three years.
The Selection Committee shall consist of residents and/or property owners of Peninsula Township chosen to provide equitable representation of geographical and agricultural interests.
Letters of interest should be submitted to the Director of Planning via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 by end of business day November 30, 2022.
13235 Center Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Board of Review
Please take note that the December Board of Review will be meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the assessor’s office at the Peninsula Township Hall- 13235 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686.
The purpose of the meeting is to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact as defined by the General Property Tax Act and all other matters designated by statute or order(s). The board may also consider appeals related to Qualified Agricultural Exemptions, Poverty Exemptions (but not for poverty exemptions denied by the March Board of Review), and Disabled Veteran Exemptions. The meeting is open to the public, as provided in Act 267, P.A. 1976, Open Meetings Act.
Consumers Energy Tree Trimming/Removal
A planner from Consumers Energy's Forestry team will be marking trees in their right-of-way that need trimming with a blue dot and trees that need to be removed with a blue X. If the tree is outside of their right-of-way it may be marked for removal with a blue A.
If a tree is marked, a Consumers Energy planner will attempt to contact the property owner in person. If the property owner is unavailable, a door hanger will be left with the planner's contact information if the property owner would like to discuss the planned work before it proceeds. Property owners will receive a postcard and an additional letter that further outlines this work.
Township Meetings Streaming on YouTube
Most township meetings held at the township hall are streamed live on the township's YouTube channel (website opens in a new tab) and are available for viewing for 30 days after they are held.
Pay property taxes (website opens in new tab)
Grand Traverse County Household Hazardous Waste
(Sign up will be available online one month before each event.) Go to the Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart website (website opens in new tab) to make an appointment. Schedule:
The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will be conducting Scrap Tire Collection Events in 2022.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Resource Recovery Department, 231-995-6075 to schedule your appointment.
Donation of Development Rights
The Township's DDR program may be a great option for you!
Contact the Planner at 231.223.7314 if you are interested in more information.