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. 


Township Manager

Garfield Township will be transitioning to a Township Manager form of government and is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced municipal leader to fill this position. Applications due by August 11click here for details.

Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Garfield Township is seeking a dedicated Building Inspector/Plan Review to join our team.  Applications due by August 19 - click here for details.



The Township is looking to contract with a landscaping firm to design a landscaping plan for two median areas, one on South Airport Rd at Logan's Landing and the other on Woodmere Avenue, between Premier and Boon Streets.  Please see the RFP for details - proposals due by July 25, 2024. 


Introducing our "Township Survey on Community Perception", please click the following link for full Press Release information, survey link located at the bottom of the release.

Go directly to the survey and you can enter a random drawing for a $100 gift certificate.


 With the passage 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 regularly seeks area residents interested in serving on boards and commissions. If you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, 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, or email to ckorn@garfield-twp.com.

Water Rates and Water Saving Tips

Please click here for more information on rates and money saving tips.

Have a great day! 



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