|May 13, 2023
||The Benzonia Township Spring Clean-up Day is scheduled
for Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Transfer Station behind Tri-Gas. The drop off will
be from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
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 tp 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Proof of residency:
voter registration, and/or driver’s license will be 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 Offices!
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.
||There will be no May, 2023 election.
||The dates, times, and details for
the March, July, and December 2023 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. (Updated 5/23/2022)
||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
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.
||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 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.