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

Township Board Notices 

The April 24, 2018 Township Board Meeting has been cancelled.


Appraiser II, MCAO/2

The Charter Township of Garfield (Grand Traverse County) located adjacent to the City of Traverse City, is accepting applications for the position of Appraiser, a full-time, bargaining unit position. Applicants must possess and maintain State certification as a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer - with the goal of attaining a Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer Certification, a Personal Property Examiner Certification and a Michigan Driver's License. Preference given to those with a Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer Certification. Salary DOQ.

Garfield Township is made up of 5567 Residential, 1018 Commercial, 76 Industrial and 184 Exempt real property parcels, and 1476 Personal property accounts. The tentative 2018 Ad Valorem SEV is $1,065,814,500.

An application packet can be found on our website at Garfield-twp.com, or contact Judy Battle, Administrative Assistant, Garfield Township, 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 941-1620. Applications will be accepted until filled. EOE


On October 26, 2017 the Garfield Township Board of Trustees voted to Opt Out of PA 281 of 2016 as it relates to Medical Marijuana.  For a copy of the Resolution, click here.

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


Wondering what's going on in your community?  Just click on the The 2016 Planning Commission Annual Report.  

Read the latest Recycle Smart newsletter.  For a list of dates and times for Household Hazardous Waste disposal, click here. Wondering how to recycle items?  Click here and enter your item and Recycle Smart will tell you!

 The Building Department utilizes the 2015 Residential Code when reviewing residential plans.  Effective April 20, 2017 the Building Department will switch from the 2012 Michigan Building Code to the 2015 Michigan Building Code for all commercial reviews.

Our Building Department is here to assist you if you have any questions.  Please feel  free to contact the Building Department at 231.941.1620.


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