Benzonia Township, Benzie County, Michigan

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Benzonia Township 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.)

(Posted 6/10/2021)
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SPECIAL NOTICE —

Beginning Tuesday, 6/22/21, the Benzonia Township office has fully reopened. Normal business hours, 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, the following apply:

  • Masks are not required if fully vaccinated.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the door.
  • Appointments are requested to make sure that the person you would like to speak to will be available. (Phone numbers and email addresses are on our Board page as well as our Facebook page.)

These measures are in place to keep all of us safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.
(Updated 7/12/2021)

• Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter certain federal facilities under federal law. Learn more about obtaining a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or state ID from this short article and also at this Web page
(Updated 6/09/2020)
• The dates, times, and details for the March, July, and December 2021 Board of Review meetings have entered; see here for details. (Updated 7/12/2021)
• For the Township Cemetery, we now offer a full map of the cemetery, as well as maps of burials by section.
(Updated 2/16/2017)
• Disabled veterans can get to a tax exempt status. Call our Assessor for details.(Posted 11/02/2015)
UPCOMING EVENTS:
• Summer clean-up day is Saturday, August 7th from 7-11 am at the transfer station behind Trigas. One pickup or trailer load per resident. Please pick up a refuse pass at 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 must be in bags or boxes (that can be) or will not be accepted. Please bring your free refuse pass to the attendant. You will be permitted one pickup load OR equivalent.

(Updated 8/02/2021)
• Benzonia Township Board Meeting, August 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM eastern time (US and Canada).

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(Updated 8/02/2021)
 Property 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.

About us...

Benzonia 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 DON’T 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.

 


    

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