Benzonia Township, Benzie County, Michigan

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Saturday, August 10, 2024

Benzonia Township Summer Clean-Up Day from 7:30 AM until 11:00 AM. The location is to be determined (it will no longer be Tri-gas).

  • A free refuse pass is required for entry — these are available at the township offce.
  • Please note: proof of residency, such as a voter registration or driver’s license, is required to get a refuse 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!
  • 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 it will not be accepted.
  • Please bring your free refuse pass to the attendant. You will be permitted one pick-up load OR equivalent.

(Updated 6/18/2024)

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 – there are links to those in our Links page. Also, for delinquent taxes, please check with Benzie County.)

(Posted 6/20/2024)
• The dates, times, and details for the March, 2024 Board of Review meetings have entered; see here for details. (Updated 3/07/2024)
• 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 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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