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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
Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Police Power Ordinances
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.

Supervisors corner

We had a very productive March as we passed the 2021-2022 budget, had our annual meeting and our normal Township Board meeting. Key items are as follows:

The Township is in very good shape financially. We have $2.5 MM in the bank at 3/31/2021, but with no further tax collections expected between now and December 2021, our estimated negative cash flow for the period between April 2021 and November 2021 is roughly -$900,000. Therefore, our estimated cash balance at the end of November is $1.6 MM, distributed between our four key funds (General Fund $.9MM, Fire fund $.3MM, Ambulance Fund .3MM, Road Fund $.1MM).

We approved the 2021/2022 fiscal year budget. You can find the details under “Annual Budgets” to the left of this newsletter. We also approved the salaries of the elected officials and increases for the employees of our township.

Any questions feel free to call me.

Of your total tax dollars paid each year, only 14% goes to the Township. I wanted people to know that for every dollar you pay, Torch Lake Township only receives $.14.

Deb Graber has submitted her resignation and her last day will be April 27, 2021. She will be on vacation the balance of this month. The current information will remain the same for communicating with the Zoning Administrators office. Phone is 231-599-2035 ext 105 and email is

We wish Deb the best in her future endeavors.

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


Phone numbers:

Office: 231-599-2036, ext 104

Cell: 231-330-8978 between 9 AM and 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

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Day Park Advisory Committee

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Planning Commission

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Torch Lake Township Board

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Next meeting date: 4.14.21 (7 PM)
Meeting type: Regular meeting
/ hearing

View the agenda

View the notice

ZBA 2021-01 – Livingstone

ZBA 2021-02 – Torchlake LLC

Other committees, groups and hearings

Nothing scheduled at this time.

None available at this time.




Election Results

View the 2020 TLT General Election Results.

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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 ($13-15/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 contact 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.

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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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