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 closed until further notice due to COVID-19
Township staff are working remotely and can be reached during our normal business hours. Go to Township Directory and then email the staff member you think will best be able to help you.
None at this time.
Peninsula Township Employee Conference Call Workshop Meetings
These workshop meetings will be held at 3:00 PM and 3:45 PM until further notice.
Fire Station Bid Results
Bluff Road Closed
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.
Grand Traverse County Road Commission
In a letter dated May 20, 2020 to the township they said the following: “After the 4 to 5 inches of rain we have received, some of our gravel roads have taken a substantial hit. Some sections are worse that others. We will plan to blade the really extensive areas. This will more than likely cause a loss of some brine. At our discretion and our cost, we will brine certain areas again, after all the roads have been regraded. As these roads will need to be evaluated and spot repaired, there will be up to a two-week delay for crews to repair all sections of road. Final brining will be completed by June 14, 2020."
Old Mission Peninsula School Returnables Drive Thru
May 29. Click School Returnables for more details. (PDF opens in new window)
Peninsula Township Offices are closed until further notice. Township emails are being monitored remotely. Go to Township Directory and then email the staff member you think will best be able to help you.
Peninsula Township Fire Department has closed all of its fire stations to the public for the foreseeable future. The fire chief is asking that all business, with the exception of emergencies, be done by phone.
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 email@example.com 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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Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste 2020 dates:
(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.
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.