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Planning Commission
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View a complete list of forms
and applications


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Land Use Plan


Minutes for past meetings


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Welcome to
Torch Lake Township

Nestled between Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay and Torch Lake, Torch Lake Township is a community of about 1,200 full time locals - coupled with additional summer residents and vacationers.

Thoughts from TLT Supervisor Alan Martel to our summer residents: Read his note.

From the Department of State Passport Services:
Due to public health measures to limit spread of the coronavirus, all passport agencies are closed to the public until further notice and appointments will not be accepted. Customers may continue to apply for their renewals through the mail. Customers may go to for the latest information.

View the MDHHS Emergency Order

View the Emergency Order Press Release

View the April 6 Update

The Following Lists discuss both Both Regular and Special / Unscheduled meeting Announcements and Agendas for Both Ongoing Committees and Temporary Committees. Meeting Announcements and Agendas are Listed when Available.

Board of Review

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Day Park Advisory Committee

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Planning Commission

Meeting Date: 6.9.20
Meeting Type: Regular meeting & hearing
View the Agenda

View the Notice
View the Application

Torch Lake Township Board

Meeting Date: 5.29.20
Meeting Type: Special meeting
View the Agenda

Zoning Board of Appeals

Meeting Date: 6.10.20
Meeting Type: Regular meeting & hearing
View the Agenda

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Other committees, groups and hearings

EMS Human Resources Committee
Mondays until further notice
Meeting type:
Ongoing temporary committee - open to the public
The TLT Board’s EMS Human Resources Committee meets with the Township Ambulance Authority's (TAA) management team each Monday at 11:00 AM in the Community Services Building. 

The purpose of these meetings is to coordinate the transition of TLT's ambulance service from TLT's to TAA's management.





TLT Day Park Closed Until Further Notice

The William K. Good Day Park on Torch Lake is CLOSED.  This includes the rest rooms, swimming area, picnic area, playground and volley ball facilities.  The boat launch is open for the launching of boats with the customary fee of $10 for persons without a township resident launching pass.  By ordinance, Kayaks are not allowed.  Note that the park is under 24/7 camera surveillance.     

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TLT Secures Advanced Life Support (ALS) Services

As of March 20, 2020, advanced life support (ALS) services are now available for Township
residents through our EMS department.

Read the announcement.

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TLT Offices Closed

Torch Lake Township closed its offices to the public on Monday March 16, 2020 - and until further notice.

Meanwhile, if you need township assistance, please call 1-231-599-2036 during normal business hours. You may also call Supervisor Alan Martel at 1-231-676-4327 or Treasurer Sharon Schultz at 1-231-676-0272. 

As always, call 911 for medical or fire emergencies.

The Drop Box inside the front door at the township office is available 24/7.

AA group meetings, normally held Tuesday mornings and Friday evenings are also cancelled until further notice.     

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TLT Boat Launch Application

We have revised TLT's boat launch permits. If you use TLT's boat launches you need a new permit.

View details
Open the application

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Do You Know That TLT Has A Notary Public?

TLT Treasurer Sharon Schultz offers Notary services to TLT residents. Call Sharon at (231) 599-2036 or email her at

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Map and Directions to TLT's
Community Services Building

Below is an "aerial view" map to the Torch Lake Township Community Services Building. You can obtain driving directions to us by selecting "Get Directions".

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View the area's community events calendar.

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2020 Regular Community TLT Board, PC and ZBA Meeting Schedules

View TLT's Zoning Board of Appeals 2020 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Planning Commission 2020 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Board 2020 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Meeting and Meeting Notice Policies.

Torch Lake Township.

Street address: 2355 N US-31 | Kewadin, MI 49648
Mailing address: Post Office Box 713 | Eastport, MI 49627
Phone (231) 599-2036 | Fax (231) 599-2981
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