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Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator


Board of Review
Day Park Advisory Committee
Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Bay Nature Preserve
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
TLT Master 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.

Torch Lake Township.

Budget for April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022 to be posted on Monday
March 8, after 12 noon.

Supervisors corner

March is upon us and this month is a busy time for us at the Township office. Key items include:

  • Final review of our 2021-2022 fiscal year budget will occur this Tuesday, March 2nd at 6 PM. We will review the presentation that I will give to the community and take one last look at the numbers. See TLT website for zoom information and agenda as well as the documents that will be reviewed.

  • We have three Board of Review meetings. Zoom information for each meeting is posted on the website under Board of review:

    • The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of receiving and reviewing the assessment roll on March 2, 2021 at 9:00am. March 2nd is also the organization meeting.

    • The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeals from property owners on March 8, 2021 from 3:00PM-9:00PM

    • The Board of Review will again meet for the purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeals from property owners on March 10, 2021 from 9:00AM-3:00PM

We will be adding a new report to our regular board meeting agenda the focus of which is to review the financial results for the Township. This will be a work in progress for the first couple of months but should provide the Board members and public a better look at the financial performance of the Township.

Other updates:

  • Scanning work is underway with initial purging of old documents and hiring of our first support individual for the zoning administration area.

  • Day Park committee is getting active to prepare for the summer of 2021 activities. If you are interested in working as a paid park attendant, please contact Virginia Hawkins at the Township building or

  • As a community, if you become aware of grants that the Township can take advantage of, please email me or the Treasurer so we can work on getting the Township’s application submitted.

  • Check out this months Planning Commission agenda . . . it will be of great interest to the community.

As always, please feel free to contact me either by phone or email.


Phone numbers:

office-231-599-2036 ext 104

My cell number (231-330-8978) is active between 9 AM – 5 PM . . feel free to leave a message.

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

Date: 3.8.21
Meeting type:
Public Meeting

View the agenda

Date: 3.10.21
Meeting type:
Public Meeting

View the agenda

Day Park Advisory Committee

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Planning Commission

Date: 3.9.21 (6 PM)
Meeting type: Regular meeting

View agenda and supporting documents

Torch Lake Township Board

Date: 3.2.21 (6 PM)
Meeting type:
Working session
Meeting subject:
Website content review
(This meeting is open to the public - check agenda for final meeting content)

View the agenda

View the budget

View the budget review

View zoning amendment motion

View Annual Meeting date change motion

View minutes for 2.12 and 2.17 Board meetings

Zoning Board of Appeals

No March ZBA meeting (no appeals).

Next meeting date: 4.14.21
Meeting type: Regular meeting

Other committees, groups and hearings

Torch Bay Nature Preserve
Date: 3.9.21 (9 AM)
Meeting type: Spring meeting

View agenda

2.16.20: Regular Meeting
Click to view. .




Election Results

View the 2020 TLT General Election Results.

Torch Lake Township.

TLT is Seeking an Ordinance Compliance Official

View the job description.

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TLT is Seeking Day Park Applicants

TLT is seeking applicants for seasonal employment in the William K. Good Day Park ($15/hour). If interested please either mail your application (Torch Lake Township Attention:  Day Park Committee; PO Box 713, Eastport, MI 49627 ), fax it to (231) 599-2981 or drop it off at TLT's Community Services Building (address below).

View the job description.
View the employment application.

Torch Lake Township.

New Covid-19 Rules for the TLT Community Services Building

While not fully re-opened for walk-in business during normal hours of operation, TLT now has in place particular rules for both the health of the community and our staff members.

View the release notes and rules.

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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 Community Services Building 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 Bob Cook at supervisorcook@torchlaketownship, cell phone (231) 330-8978 or Treasurer Sharon Schultz at (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.

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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

Click here to view a map too TLT's Community Services Building.

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View the area's community events calendar.

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Regular TLT Board, PC and ZBA Meeting Schedules

View TLT's Zoning Board of Appeals 2021 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Planning Commission 2021 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Board 2021 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Meeting and Meeting Notice Policies.

From the Department of State Passport Services:
Due to public health measures to limit spread of the corona-virus, 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.

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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