Benzonia Township, Benzie County, Michigan

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• The CENTRAL BARK dog park will be dedicated in the summer of 2016. Watch for notifications for this celebration. (Posted 11/02/15)
• Disabled veterans can get to a tax exempt status. Call our Assessor for details.(Posted 11/02/15)
• The Township Board is discussing a fireworks ordinance.(Posted 11/02/15)
UPCOMING EVENTS:
• Clean-up day for 2016 will be 8/13/2016 from 7 to 11:30 am. The location is behind Antolin (formerly Magna) on US-31 south of Benzonia. Please stop at the township hall to get a pass, which is available a month before the date. You need to be a property owner in the township. You will be permitted one pickup load or equivalent.

Please note that we will not accept the following: appliances containing Freon, auto batteries, tires, any chemicals or hazardous waste, motor oil, paint or thinners, or any yard waste, including clippings, brush, grass, etc.
 Property Tax Services and Information 
• Click on the button to the left to access your property tax information, print a receipt, and more – once you create a free account.

• Also see the
Assessor's Page for making Appeals to the Board of Review and Property Tax Assessment Information.

About us...

Benzonia Township is a rural area in the western part of Benzie County in the lower peninsula of Michigan. It has two quaint villages within its parameter, Beulah and Benzonia. The Village of Beulah is located on the eastern shore of beautiful Crystal Lake with restaurants, shopping and a beautiful public beach. The Village of Benzonia is located just to the south on US-31 and also offers restaurants, shopping, banking and resorts.

Crystal Lake is one of the largest lakes in Michigan. Nine miles long and three miles wide, this lake boasts 9,711 acres in size and up to 175 feet deep. Great fishing and boating are enjoyed on this fresh, clean lake.

Benzonia Township, whose name is from Latin and Greek words meaning “good air” or “good area (zone)”, offers a many, many outdoor areas of entertainment. Hunting, fishing, skiing, boating, hiking, snowmobiling and the list goes on.

Benzonia Township is located seven miles from the harbor-town of Frankfort and Lake Michigan. Drive around the shore of Crystal Lake to visit Point Betsie Lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan. This lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country.

The Betsie River meanders through Benzonia Township offering canoeing and great fishing. Big and Little Platte Lakes have shoreline in Benzonia Township as well. Great recreational waterways to visit.

Memorial Park, located on South Street and Grace Roads in Benzonia Township, offers ball fields for practice and games, soccer fields, a large picnic area with playground, and a dog park for our furry friends. This 30-acre park has become very popular during our spring, summer and fall seasons. Please make reservations for large groups. WHILE WE CURRENTLY DON’T CHARGE FOR USE OF THE PARK, WE GLADLY ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR YOUR LARGE GROUPS. See here for more about Memorial Park.

We hope you will stop by and enjoy our area and return again and again.

 


    

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