SPECIAL NOTICE Beginning
Tuesday, 1/19/21, the Benzonia Township office will be open to the public
during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM,
and closed on Friday. To assure the comfort and safety of the office staff as well
as the public, the following are required:
- Masks must be worn.
- Hand sanitizer will be available
at the door.
- Rules of social distancing will
be adhered to.
- If possible, please call ahead
to make sure that the person you would like to speak to will be available. (Phone
numbers and email addresses are on our Board
Web page as well as our Facebook page.)
- Only two people will be allowed
in the office at a time.
These measures are in place to
keep all of us safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.
||Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, Michigan residents
will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter
certain federal facilities under federal law. Learn more about obtaining a REAL ID-compliant
driver's license or state ID from this short article and also at this Web page
||The dates, times, and details for
the March 2021 Board of Review meetings have entered; see here for details. (Updated 3/01/2021)
||For the Township Cemetery, we now offer a full map of the cemetery, as well
as maps of
burials by section.
||Disabled veterans can get to a tax
exempt status. Call our Assessor for details.(Posted 11/02/2015)
||Benzonia Township Board Meeting
Time: March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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||Winterfest for this year has
unfortunately been cancelled due to the uncertainty of future MDHHS gathering
requirements. Stay tuned for future event updates.
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.
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 DONT 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.