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 2010 U.S. Census lists a population of 5,433.
Peninsula Township Offices are Open
Township staff will be working at the office during our normal business hours. We are asking that you make an appointment to see staff and use the drop box out in front of the office to help limit person to person contact. Go to Township Directory and then email the staff member you think will best be able to help you. Masks are required. You will use the intercom system to be buzzed in if you have an appointment.
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Lighthouse Shop Volunteers Needed
While the keeper quarters are still under construction, we are in need of local volunteers to help out in the gift shop at Mission Point Lighthouse (north end of M-37, Old Mission Peninsula). If you can help for a 3 hour shift on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, please contact me by phone or text 231-645-0759, Ginger Schultz. Volunteers receive a t-shirt, 30% off purchases and included in any volunteer parties.
Grand Traverse County Road Commission
Bluff Road is closed north of Blue Water Road until further notice. Contact the Grand Traverse County Road Commission with any questions at 231-922-4848.
All Peninsula Township parks and natural areas remain open. If you visit them, please keep the required social distance from other people, and please remember to pick up after your pet! Also, please be aware that the hand sanitizer and toilet paper have disappeared, so bring your own! Finally, all play structures are closed until further notice as we are unable to disinfect them.
Make your vote count without going to the polls: vote absentee! With August and November elections right around the proverbial corner and the global pandemic continuing to spread, Peninsula Township is urging all registered voters who aren't already on the permanent absentee voter (AV) list to email Becky Chown at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask to be placed on this list. All registered voters who are on this list will receive an application and ballot by mail.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information - By now you've received a great deal of information about COVID-19, and with the situation changing very rapidly at times, we recommend that you consider the following four sources for your primary sources of information:
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Property Tax Payment
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Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste 2020 date:
(Sign up will be available online one month before each event.) Go to the Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart website (website opens in a new tab) to make an appointment.
The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will be conducting Scrap Tire Collection Events in 2020. There is a limit to how many tires we can accept per event so you must call the RecycleSmart Hotline, 231-941-5555, to schedule your appointment. The event is for Grand Traverse County Residents only. No businesses allowed.
Event Date: September 26th - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Donation of Development Rights
The Township's DDR program may be a great option for you!
Contact Randy Mielnik, Planner, at 231-223-7314 if you are interested in more information.