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 at the office during our normal business hours and are seeing resident by appointment. If you do not need to see a staff member, feel free to use the after-hours drop box out in front of the office to drop off anything you want to get to a staff member or use the Township Directory and then email the staff member you think will best be able to help you. Note: please contact the treasurer's office for all property tax-related inquiries and the clerk's office for election and cemetery inquiries.
Planning Commission - Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
The proposed draft of the Peninsula Township Zoning Ordinance, draft zoning map and additional zoning ordinance revisions are available for review. While these .pdf documents are not ADA compliant, anyone may have special arrangements made to review these document in another format, by contacting Randy Mielnik at: email@example.com.
Grand Traverse County Road Commission
All Peninsula Township parks and natural areas remain open. If you visit them, please keep the required social distance from other people, and don't forget to pick up after your pet. Also, the hand sanitizer and toilet paper keep disappearing, so bring your own. Finally, all play structures are closed until further notice, as we are unable to disinfect them.
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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Halloween Message from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
State of Michigan COVID 19 Website Michigan.gov/Coronavirus (website open in new tab) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Halloween Guidance: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html (website open in new tab) Partnership for a Safe Halloween: Halloween2020.org (website open in new tab)
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Property Tax Payment
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Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste & Scrap Tire Collection:
(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.
Thursday April 15 - 1pm - 7pm
Thursday May 13 - 1pm - 7pm
Thursday June 17 - 1pm - 7pm
Thursday August 12 - 1pm - 7pm
Thursday Sept. 16 - 1pm - 7pm
Saturday October 16 - 1pm - 7pm
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.
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.