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

DRAFT Garfield Township Zoning Ordinance

The Draft Garfield Township Zoning Ordinance is now available for review. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to take comment on the proposed zoning ordinance on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, beginning at 7:00PM at the Garfield Township Hall.

Table of Contents
Draft Zoning Map

Article 1 - General Provisions
Article 2 - Definitions
Article 3 - Zoning
Article 4 - Procedures
Article 5 - Development Standards
Article 6 - General Use Regulations
Article 7 - Supplemental Use Regulations
Article 8 - Nonconformity / Vested Rights
Article 9 - Specifications for Documents to be Submitted
Article 10 - Administration
Article 11 - Legal Status


bag_of_leaves_2.jpgFrom May 19 thru June 9, 2015, Garfield Township residents can pick up a no charge yard waste pass at the Township Hall during regular business hours.  A valid ID is required to verify Garfield Township residence status.  The pass is good for one trip and load not to exceed up to three (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 no charge yard waste pass includes: brush, branches (up to 12 inches in diameter) leaves and grass clippings.  The no charge pass is only valid for dropping off acceptable material at the Brush Drop-Off site on the following dates:  May 26, May 28, May 30, June 2, June 4, June 6, and June 9, 2015.  

Brush site hours are:  Tuesdays: Noon—7 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays:
9 am -3pm. (2015 Season opening, Tues., April 7)


For information contact the Township Office at (231) 941-1620.

A reminder for dog walkers:

When using our beautiful Township parks, please pick up after your dog. Dog waste bags are often available at trail heads, or just bring your own bag. Help keep our park walkways and trails clean for all to enjoy!


Garfield Township wants to bring to your attention that there have been reports of telephone scams in the area involving property taxes. The scam involves a caller claiming to work for a company called Diversified Consultants, calling to verify your personal information, including your social security number, and is attempting to collect delinquent property taxes. Please do not give them any personal information and contact police authorities at their non-emergency number (231) 922-4550.

Please note that if you are delinquent on your taxes you would be contacted directly by Garfield Township or Grand Traverse County, not by an outside firm, and we would not ask for personal information— such as your social security number.  

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

The Grand Traverse Conservation District has several seasonal positions available. If you enjoy hands-on activities and working in the great outdoors,

click here to find out how to apply. 

May 5th Election Reminder

To vote in the upcoming election, you must be registered to vote by April 6th. Not sure if you're registered or not? Please call the Garfield Township Clerk's Office for more information and find out where to cast your vote on May 5th.

Click here to view a precinct map.

Flood Hazard Information

FEMA has published a notice in the Record Eagle regarding proposed flood hazard determinations. These proposed flood plain determinations, if finalized, will become the basis for the floodplain management measures that the Township must adopt in order for landowners to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. A map of preliminary flood insurance rates is available by clicking here, and is also posted at the Garfield Town Hall for viewing.


Have a great day! 



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