Torch Lake Township is seated in northern Michigan between Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.

Below are links to Torch Lake Township departments,  officials, forms and documents.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Township facts
Helpful links
Annual budgets

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Supervisor
Treasurer
Clerk

Trustees

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Assessor
Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
AND DEPARTMENTS

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

COMMITTEES

View a list of all committees

ELECTIONS

View election information

STAFF

Full roster

TAXES

Pay TLT taxes online

FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

View a complete list of forms
and applications

ORDINANCES / ETC.

Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Police Power Ordinances
Land Use Plan

MINUTES

Minutes for past meetings

FOIA

Miscellaneous documents


Torch Lake Township Forms and Applications

Following is a comprehensive list of forms and applications associated with Torch Lake Township. For help in determining which form or application you need, please contact the Torch Lake Township Clerk.

These forms and applications are in Adobe Acrobat ".PDF" format. If you don't already have it, you can obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking here.

Please select a form or application:

Amendment Application
Please review the Zoning Ordinance Chapter 21 – Amendments.  Any resident or land owner of the Township may bring before the Planning Commission a proposed text amendment or map amendment by filing an application signed by all persons known to have a specific interest in such premises to be acted upon requesting the adoption of any specified amendment under the Zoning Ordinance.  The Township Clerk shall file the application with the Secretary of the Planning Commission within ten (10) days of the date the application was filed with the Clerk.

The Planning Commission Secretary will review for completeness and confirm fee has been paid before forwarding on for review by the Planning Commissioners.  Said complete application shall be considered by the Planning Commission at its meeting following the receipt thereof by its Secretary; at which there exists sufficient time for giving any public notices required by law.  The Planning Commission may recommend to the Township Board, modification, rejection or the adoption of said proposal either in its original or changed form.

Application for Absentee Ballot
This form requires a signature so, after entering all your information, submit it to Torch Lake Township through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.

Boat Launch Application

Burn Permit

Burn Permit Explanation

Citizen Complaint Form
This form, after entering all your information, may be submitted to the Torch Lake Township Supervisor through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building. It may also be emailed to supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org. Supporting documentation and/or photographs are helpful.

Community Service Building rental

Day Park Pavilion Rental Form
This form is interactive. You can enter all the information right on your computer, then submit it to Torch Lake Township electronically through your computer's email program. After completing all fields, please save a copy to your computer - then select the "submit" button.

Dog License Application

This form is interactive. You can enter all the information right on your computer, then submit it to Torch Lake Township electronically through your computer's email program. After completing all fields, please save a copy to your computer - then select the "submit" button.

Employment Application
This form is interactive.
You can enter all the information right on your computer. This form requires a signature so, after entering all your information, please save a copy to your computer, print it, then submit your signed document to Torch Lake Township through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.

Fee and Permit Schedule

U.S. Passports

Land Division Application
This form is interactive.
You can enter all the information right on your computer. This form requires a signature so, after entering all your information, please save a copy to your computer, print it, then submit your signed document to Torch Lake Township through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.

Principle Residence Exemption Form

This form is interactive. You can enter all the information right on your computer. This form requires a signature so, after entering all your information, please save a copy to your computer, print it, then submit your signed document to Torch Lake Township through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.

Property Transfer Affidavit
This form is interactive. You can enter all the information right on your computer. This form requires a signature so, after entering all your information, please save a copy to your computer, print it, then submit your signed document to Torch Lake Township through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.

Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption
This form is interactive.
You can enter all the information right on your computer. This form requires a signature so, after entering all your information, please save a copy to your computer, print it, then submit your signed document to Torch Lake Township through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.

Sign Permit Application

Special Use Permit Application
Please review the Zoning Ordinances for your parcel number; Chapter 17 – Special Uses and Chapter 18.04 – Site Plan Review.  This form requires a signature so, after completing and including all the information, submit it to Torch Lake Township Zoning Administrator, along with the payment of $450, through standard mail or by dropping it off at Torch Lake Township's Community Services Building.  The Zoning Administrator will review for completeness and confirm fee has been paid before forwarding on to the Planning Commissioners. 

Summer Tax Deferment Application

Under MCL 211.51, property taxpayers may defer summer taxes without penalty or interest until the end of February’s collections, and before they are turned over to the County Treasurer as delinquent. Applicants qualify by meeting deferment requirements.

Zoning Permit Application
Please submit the completed zoning permit application along with a drawing, showing the actual lines, angles and dimensions of the lot to be built upon or used, and the exact size and location on the lot of all existing and proposed structures and uses, together with specifications along with payment.  Mailing address is PO Box 713, Eastport, Michigan 49627. 

Application must be submitted with a drawing, showing actual lines, angles and dimensions of the lot to be built upon or used, and the exact size and location on the lot of all existing and proposed structures and uses, together with specifications. Construction will agree with permit, plan, and the township zoning ordinance, and will comply with local, state and federal laws. Owner and applicant agree to halt construction if conflict arises. Contact zoning administrator for staking inspection prior to construction. Permit expires in 12 months if work not started and 18 months from date of issuance. If extension is needed contact zoning administrator. Setbacks are measured from farthest protrusion of structure such as eaves or balconies, but not gutters. Permission granted to Zoning Administrator to access property. Attach 8 1/2 x 11 Site Plan. Copy of permit to be posted on site.

The zoning administrator can be reached at zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org or 231.599.2036 x105.

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Guidelines - Appeal Application

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Notice of Appeal Form

Zoning Map: Torch Lake Township

Zoning Map: Eastport

 
       
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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