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.
American Waste will be closing the Peninsula Township Compactor Station early Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. for their employee Christmas party.
Peninsula Township offices will be closed after 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Board Relations and Responsibilities training.
Peninsula Township offices will be closed December 24 and 25, 2019 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 31, 2019.
The Peninsula Township Compactor Station will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019 but will open Thursday, December 26, 2019 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Peninsula Township offices will be closed December 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve and January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day.
The Peninsula Township Compactor Station will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 but will open Thursday, January 2, 2020 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Township Board - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.:
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (formally known as DEQ) is expediting shoreline erosion permits for homes threatened by high lake levels. Click HERE for more details. Be sure to check in with the Peninsula Township Zoning Administrator Christina Deeren (231-223-7318 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if you need a land use permit before starting your project. Click HERE to view the Minor Project Categories (MP49, page 37) and revised policy and procedure WRD-008 – Part 353 Activities Not Constituting a Use (#13, page 3), related to the use of sand bags along the Great Lakes and Critical Dune Areas, respectively. Both were revised and issued on November 15, 2019, from this point forward, an EGLE permit is required for the placement of sand bags along the Great Lakes shoreline. The policy and procedure will be posted soon; the Minor Project Categories and a new Frequently Asked Questions document are available online via: www.Michigan.gov/HighWater. Click HERE to November 15, 2019 EGLE press release.
Santa will be arriving at the Peninsula Community Library Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5 p.m. Click HERE for more details.
Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste 2020 dates:
(Sign up will be available online one month before each event.) Appointments are required.
Complete the form below if you would like Peninsula Township's Community Police Officer, Virnell France, to check your property while you are away. Include in the comment box the dates you will be gone and any special instructions. You will receive an email confirmation when your email is received. Please contact Virnell at 231-223-4525 with any questions or concerns.:
Fire Prevention Tips:
Ordinance Re-write Information
Peninsula Township is currently working with McKenna Associates, a professional planning firm, to re-write the Zoning Ordinance. Click HERE for more information.
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. The application is available HERE