West Traverse Township

The West Traverse Township Hall is closed to the public until further notice due to Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order 2020-21, issued Monday March 23, 2020, in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Your Township officials and staff will continue working to perform necessary government activities.  For ways to contact officials and staff, please click on the "Public Hearing and Special Meeting Notices" tab at the left.   

Please click on the "Election Information" tab at the left for important information on the Special Election to be held on May 5, 2020.


West Traverse Township Hall
8001 M -119
PO Box 528
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone:  (231) 526-7361
Fax:      (231) 526-0028
E-Mail:  secretary@westtraversetownship.com
Township Hall Office Hours:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Board Meetings held:
2nd Tuesday of the month (except March) at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall.
Next Regular Meeting:   April 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm.     

Planning Commission Meetings held:
2nd Wednesday of the month (with some exceptions) at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.
Next Regular Meeting:   April 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm. CANCELED
                                          May 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm.


West Traverse Township is located on the north side of Little Traverse Bay, in the western part of Emmet County, which is situated in the northwest region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  West Traverse Township is one of the smallest townships in the State comprising approximately 13 square miles of the County's 468 square miles of land area.  The Township's irregular size and shape is due to the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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Township '80' Park Maps

There are two maps, a location map and a detail map showing the trails.