Benzonia Township, Benzie County, Michigan

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 The West Benzie Joint Planning Commission is asking that you please join us from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for a public meeting and open house. We are seeking your feedback to help guide the West Benzie Joint Master Plan for Benzonia and Platte Lake Townships, update the Park and Recreation Plan, and in general, help form the vision, goals, and objectives. Please see this flyer for more details.
(Posted 5/18/2022)
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 second Wednesday).
(Posted 12/14/2021)


Benzonia Township Hall and Fire Station: RFP for Design-Build Services – Contractors interested in bidding on the new construction project of our Township Offices and Fire Department building can find the RFP here. Bids are due by 4 pm on March 14th and there is a pre-bid meeting at 10 am on March 4th in the Township Boardroom.

Jason Barnard, Supervisor, Benzonia Township
Zoning Administrator, WBJPC
1020 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, Mi. 49616
(231) 882-4411 ext. 15

(Posted 3/01/2022)

• The dates, times, and details for the March, July, and December 2022 Board of Review meetings have entered; see here for details. (Updated 2/10/2022)
• UPDATE — 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.
(Updated 12/02/2021)
• Your input is needed. Benzie County is working with Merit to conduct a Broadband Data Collection Survey to gauge the need for broadband Internet in Benzie County. In order to improve the Internet in the county, please take this survey, especially if you are in a rural area of the county and/or have poor Internet service. This will allow the collection of accurate information of connectivity in our area and to know where improvements need to be made. They would like as much participation as possible to get the most accurate information. This article from the 11/17/21 Benzie County Record Patriot provides more information.
(Posted 11/18/2021)
• 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 this Web page
(Updated 5/12/2022)
• 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)

 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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