Monday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office entry is in the rear of the building.
||Lake Township is in the northwest
corner of Benzie County, in the
northwestern portion of Lower
The Lake Township Hall (see red
star on map at left) is located on
M-22 just east of the bridge
crossing the Platte River. We're
roughly 35 miles north of Manistee,
and 40 miles west of Traverse City.
Scenic Hwy (M-22)
||Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at
10:00 am at the Lake Twonship Hall, there well be a special meeting to discuss/vote
on road funding agreement for Crystal Highlands area.
ATTENTION LAKE TOWNSHIP VOTERS
– Beginning July 1, 2016, absentee ballot applications will be available during the
Monday: 9 am to noon
Tuesday: Noon to 3 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 3 pm
Thursday: 11 am to 3 pm
Friday: 10 am to 1 pm
NOTE: once state-required testing
has been successfully completed, ballots will be available.
||Meeting dates for the Planning Commission:
> June 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
> September 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
> January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Other meetings will be at the call of the Chair. (Posted 5/19/16)
||We are currently looking for alternates
for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested
parties should contact the Township office for more information.(Updated 12/30/15)
||ZONING REMINDER – It has come
to the attention of the Township that persons anticipating building small structures
such as storage sheds, well houses, etc. are assuming that no permits are required
for these structures because the State Construction Code does not require a Building
Permit for structures less than 200 square feet. (This standard was recently increased
from the previous 100 square feet.)
The change in Building Permit requirements has no relationship to Township Zoning
Ordinance requirements. ALL STRUCTURES OF WHATEVER SIZE require a Land Use Permit
from the Township Zoning Administrator. The Land Use Permit is necessary to determine
and assure that the placement of any structure meet all zoning requirements, particularly
||There is a new "Land Use Permit
and Fee Schedule" which can be found on the Documents and Forms page (near the bottom).
|AT THIS SITE:
||Clean-up days for 2016 have
been determined — see the Upcoming
Events page for information.
||Monthly meetings dates for 2016
are now on the Meetings page. Posted 12/23/15)
||A Planning Commission Meetings section
has been added to the Meetings page.
||The Lake Township Zoning Ordinance
is now on the Documents
and Forms page.
||For details about our monthly and
budget adoption meetings and the minutes from these, please see our new Meetings page.
||See our new Documents and Forms page for common forms or documents you
may need as a visitor or resident of the Township.
||Keep an eye on the Park
Events pages for updated
As one of the least populated but heavily visited areas of Lower Michigan, we
greatly value our many natural resources. When you visit our area you are in a true
"year-round playground," Enjoy...
- skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing in the winter,
- mushroom hunting and trilliums in the spring,
- many miles of shoreline and waterways in the summer for swimming, kayaking, and
- and salmon fishing, color tours, and hunting in the fall.
We work hard to maintain our undeveloped "up north" feel and preserve
the natural beauty of the area while striving to provide a stable economy and maintain
a high quality of life for all citizens.
Lake Township is also the gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 10,865
acres of the Lakeshore and approximately 9.1 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline are
located within the boundaries of our Township. Within the Lakeshore there are many
hiking trails and other attractions. Purchase of a Lakeshore pass allows you to recreate
anywhere in this National Lakeshore.
When we talk about the Park on this site, we're referring
to our Lake Township Park – the pride of the township, located
at the mouth of the Platte River at Lake Michigan. See the Park
page for more details.