Welcome to the Charter Township of Garfield!

Our Mission

As neighbors, we work together to create a community where our residents and businesses thrive, our natural resources are protected and enjoyed, our visitors are welcomed and appreciated, and our high quality of life is promoted.


The first full draft of the Barlow Garfield Neighborhood is available for viewing on the project website: http://www.garfield-twp.com/barlowgarfield.asp and will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at their next meeting.  Members of the public are invited to attend the next Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM at Garfield Township Hall to review and comment on the full draft of the plan.


Over the next few months, the draft plan will be finalized and posted online for public comment, and a final public hearing will be held before the plan is adopted by the Township Board. The plan is tentatively scheduled to be brought before the Township Board in late spring 2020.


The Charter Township of Garfield is requesting bids for grounds maintenance and various landscaping services for projects located at the Garfield Township Hall, Silver Lake Recreation Area, Logan's Landing Median along South Airport and Woodmere Traffic Islands.  Contractors may bid on all or part of the proposal.  Bid due date is February 28, 2020 by 2:00 pm.  Bids are to remain open for 30 days.  If you are interested in submitting a bid, you may access the bid package online or pick up a printed copy of the bid package at the Garfield Township Hall, 3848 Veterans Drive.  If you have any questions, please call Derek Morton at 231-941-1620.


 Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam that's making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

 Taxpayers receive what appears to be a government-looking letter about an overdue tax bill, asking individuals to contact a toll-free number to resolve a state tax debt.  The correspondence appears credible because it uses specific personal facts about their real outstanding debt that's pulled from publicly available information.

 Taxpayers who receive a letter from a scammer or have questions about their state debts should call Treasury Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265. A customer service representative can log the scam, verify outstanding state debts and provide flexible payment options.

 To learn more about Michigan's taxes and the collections process, go to www.michigan.gov/taxes or follow the state Treasury Department on Twitter at @MITreasury.

    Our office will be closed on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 for the Presidential Primary.


 With the passage of of Proposal 3 in November 2018, all registered voters are eligible to receive an Absentee Ballot.  Contact the Clerk's office for an application.

 Absentee Ballot Application (click here for information on obtaining an Absentee Voter Ballot)


Garfield Township is looking for residents to serve on various Boards and Commissions.  If this is something that interests you, please download our Board Appointment Policy and Application and send a completed copy to Garfield Township.  Attention: Supervisor, Chuck Korn at 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City MI 49684


Wondering if your child is in the right car seat? Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are not installed correctly? Have your child's seat inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians for: recalls, proper installation, appropriateness for child size and other safety concerns. 

2nd Friday of every month:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm 

GT Sheriff's Office Correctional Facility Garage
320 Washington

4th Friday of every month:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

GT Metro Fire Department, Garfield Station 11
3000 Albany

Call for an appointment: (231) 922-4843 

 Check out these links to other safety pages:




Have a great day! 



3848 Veterans Drive | Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-941-1620 | fax: 231-941-1588