3848 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI  49684
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Welcome to the Charter Township of Garfield!


Township Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019,

in observance of Memorial Day






The Charter Township of Garfield (population 17,436) in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, is currently accepting applications for the position of Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer. The position is for a part-time position to work approximately twenty (20) hours per week. The Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer will work closely with the Zoning Administrator on violations of various adopted ordinances.  Typical job duties include conducting inspections, picking up illegal signs, working with the community on violations, issuing civil infraction citations, and representing the Township in court on infraction violations.  Knowledge of zoning and municipal codes is strongly preferred. The position is open until filled. First interviews will be given to applications submitted by May 30, 2019.  An Application Packet can be found on our website at www.garfield-twp.com.  Please send application to Amy Simon at Charter Township of Garfield, 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City MI, 49684 or to asimon@garfield-twp.com




Valid April 6 through May 30


Soon it will be time to wake up your garden tools from winter hibernation and take a weekend to make your yard spring-ready. To help you with this task, Garfield Township residents can pick up a no charge yard waste pass at the Township Hall during regular business hours. The pass is good for one trip with a load of up to 3 cubic yards of acceptable material brought to the GT County Keystone Brush Drop-off Site located at 2471 N. Keystone Rd.  Acceptable material for this pass includes brush, branches (up to 12 inches in diameter), leaves, and grass clippings.


The 2019 season opens on Saturday, April 6, and the new days and hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - open 10 am – 4:30 pm, and Saturday - open 9 am – 3:30 pm.  You may also visit the GT County Recycle Smart website for more information.




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