Welcome to the Charter Township of Garfield!



Park Improvement Project Recently Completed at Boardman Valley Nature Preserve

Project enhances recreational opportunities in Garfield Township


A park improvement project has recently been completed at Boardman Valley Nature Preserve including pickleball courts, a canoe and kayak launch, small pavilion, and kiosk.  The pickleball courts are open for the 2020 season for the community to enjoy in a safe and healthy manner!  This project was made possible using Township funding and grants received from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and Rotary Charities.  For the full press release, click here.

Dog Park Closed June 1-5

Silver Lake Recreation Area

The dog park at Silver Lake Recreation Area is tentatively scheduled to be closed May 27 through May 29 due to paving of the parking lot and maintenance of the trails.  These dates may change depending on the weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

  Per Governor Gretchen Whitmer's


  all non-essential offices will be closed starting

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and are due to re-open on

  Monday, June 15, 2020.

 For candidacy filing or any election questions

please call the clerk at 231-941-1620.


A list of staff email addresses is available at:


Thank you for your cooperation and let's all stay safe.

Please read our letter sent to Governor Whitmer regarding hardships for our Township residents.

The Grand Traverse County Health Department wants to keep everyone informed of major developments and specific guidance that affect each sector of the community as COVID-19 spreads in the United States. For up to date information and to sign up for the alert bulletin, visit the Department at: http://gtchd.org/2231/COVID-19-Novel-Coronavirus.   


Grand Traverse County COVID-19 publishes daily community updates.  You may access these updates by visiting http://gtcountycovid19.com.


Also visit the CDC web page at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ for interim guidance.

Garfield Township DOES NOT

have an election in May 2020

Upcoming Election Dates:

August 4, 2020 – Primary Election

November 3, 2020, General Election

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.


 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.


 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 

Have a great day! 





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