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Helpful links
Annual budgets





Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator


Board of Review
Day Park Advisory Committee
Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Lake Township Board
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)


View a list of all committees


View election information


Full roster


Pay TLT taxes online


View a complete list of forms
and applications


Zoning Ordinance
Police Power Ordinances
Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Land Use Plan


Minutes for past meetings


Miscellaneous documents

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.

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

Date: 4.14.20 CANCELLED
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

Torch Lake Township Board

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Date: 4.08.20 CANCELLED
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

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 Closing Down for Virus

Beginning Monday March 16, 2020, the Torch Lake Township Offices will be closed to the public.  This will continue until the end of the Month and may be extended.  Check the township website for updates.
During this time, persons needing township assistance may call the office during normal business hours at 1-231-599-2036.  During non- business hours, if you have a non-medical or non-fire emergency you may call the supervisor Alan Martel at 1-231-676-4327 or the treasurer Sharon Schultz at 1-231-676-0272.  As you normally would, for medical and fire emergencies, call 911. 

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

Because of legal requirements, the 2020-21 Fiscal Year Budget hearing and the Annual Meeting of the Electors will be held beginning at 6:00 PM on Tuesday March 17, 2020.  The regularly scheduled board meeting for March 17th will begin at 7:00 PM but will be very brief to 1) approve March expenditures, 2) approve previous minutes, 3) consider 2019-20 budget adjustments, and 4) to approve the 2020-21 budget.

The AA group, that normally meets at the township on Tuesday mornings and on Friday evenings will not, until further notice, meet at the township.     

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TLT to hold Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting of Electors

The Budget Hearing for the 2020-21 fiscal year and the Annual Meeting of Electors will be held as scheduled on Tuesday March 17, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM.  Both of these meetings are legal requirements.

The regular board meeting for March will follow beginning at 7:00 PM, but the board will only deal with essential agenda items.  This will be a short meeting. 

Continue to check the township website for updates.

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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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