|Tuesday, July 5, 2022
||Public Meeting and Open House
4 PM to 6 PM at the Platte Township Hall, 11935 Fowler Road, Honor, MI 49640. The
West Benzie Joint Planning Commission is looking for your feedback to help guide
the Master Plan for Benzonia and Platte Tonships. Help form the vision, goals, and
objectives, as well as help us update the Park and Recreation Plan. For more details,
please see this
|Saturday, August 6, 2022
||Benzonia Township Summer Clean-up
Day. Drop-off will be from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Transfer Station
behind Tri-Gas. You must pick up your free refuse pass at
the Township Offices at 1020 Michigan Ave. in Benzonia. The office is open from 9:00
am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Proof of residency, such as voter registration
and/or drivers license, is required to get a pass.
Assistance will be provided by volunteers if possible but not guaranteed, so please
do not bring anything that you cannot offload yourself! If you would like to volunteer,
please contact the Township Office!
ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: appliances containing Freon, tires, auto batteries,
chemicals, hazardous waste, motor oil, paints or thinners, construction site waste,
and/or yard waste including clippings, brush, grass, etc. Everything that
can be must be in bags or boxes or it will not be accepted. Please bring your
free refuse pass to the attendant. You will be permitted one pickup load OR
|Monthly township board meetings
||New meeting time Please note
that starting with the January 12, 2022 meeting, monthly township board meetings
now meet at 3 pm instead of 7 pm. The day of the month stays the same (the
residents pay your taxes now, online! (Note: Benzonia Township accepts only
current taxes due and only for Benzonia Township. If
you are in another township, please check that township's Web site. Also, for delinquent
taxes, please check with Benzie County.)
Master Plan Public Survey
We want to hear from you! Please help the West Benzie Joint Planning Commission
in the creation of the Master Plan for Benzonia and Platte Townships. We will use
your feedback to help guide the vision, goals, and implementation plan. Your opinions
will also help form the futureland use and zoning plans for both Townships. If you
live, work or play in PLATTE or BENZONIA Townships, we want to hear your thoughts,
concerns and ideas!
We have three ways in which you can take the survey:
- Online by clicking on this link:
Master Plan Public Survey.
- Scan the QR Code at the right
with the camera on your smart phone or tablet.
- Or, if you would rather fill out
a hard copy of the survey, they are available at the Benzonia Township office. Please
contact Jason Barnard for more information at 231-882-4411.
||The dates, times, and details for
the March, July, and December 2022 Board of Review meetings have entered;
here for details. (Updated
||Our normal business hours
are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and closed on Friday. To ensure
the continued safety of the office staff as well as the public, we will continue
to have masks and hand sanitizer available inside the door for your convenience.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
||Beginning May. 3, 2023, under federal law,
Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly
in the U.S. as well as enter a military base, nuclear power plant, and certain federal
facilities. Learn more about obtaining a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or state
ID from this short article (which shows the OLD deadline date) and also at
||For the Township Cemetery, we now offer a full map of the cemetery, as well
as maps of
burials by section.
||Disabled veterans can get to a tax
exempt status. Call our Assessor for details.(Posted 11/02/2015)
Tax Services and Information
|| Click on the button to the left
to access your property tax information, print a receipt, and more once you create
a free account.
Also see the Assessor's
Page for making Appeals
to the Board of Review and Property Tax Assessment Information.
Township is a rural area in the western part of Benzie County in the lower peninsula
of Michigan. It has two quaint villages within its parameter, Beulah and Benzonia.
The Village of Beulah is located on the eastern shore of beautiful Crystal Lake with
restaurants, shopping and a beautiful public beach. The Village of Benzonia is located
just to the south on US-31 and also offers restaurants, shopping, banking and resorts.
Crystal Lake is one of the largest lakes in Michigan. Nine miles long and three miles
wide, this lake boasts 9,711 acres in size and up to 175 feet deep. Great fishing
and boating are enjoyed on this fresh, clean lake.
Benzonia Township, whose name is from Latin and Greek words meaning good air or
good area (zone), offers a many, many outdoor areas of entertainment. Hunting,
fishing, skiing, boating, hiking, snowmobiling and the list goes on.
Benzonia Township is located seven miles from the harbor-town of Frankfort and Lake
Michigan. Drive around the shore of Crystal Lake to visit Point Betsie Lighthouse
on the shores of Lake Michigan. This lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses
in the country.
The Betsie River meanders through Benzonia Township offering canoeing and great fishing.
Big and Little Platte Lakes have shoreline in Benzonia Township as well. Great recreational
waterways to visit.
Memorial Park, located on South Street and Grace Roads in Benzonia Township, offers
ball fields for practice and games, soccer fields, a large picnic area with playground,
and a dog park for our furry friends. This 30-acre park has become very popular during
our spring, summer and fall seasons. Please make reservations for large groups. WHILE
WE CURRENTLY DONT CHARGE FOR USE OF THE PARK, WE GLADLY ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR YOUR
LARGE GROUPS. See here for more about Memorial Park.
We hope you will stop by and enjoy our area and return again and again.