3848 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI  49684
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Welcome to the Charter Township of Garfield!

Employment Opening-Charter Township of Garfield

Appraiser, MCAO/2

The Charter Township of Garfield (Grand Traverse County) located adjacent to the City of Traverse City, is accepting applications for the position of Appraiser, a full-time, bargaining unit position. Applicants must possess and maintain State certification as a Michigan Certified Assessing Office and a Michigan Driver's License, preference to those with a Personal Property Examiner Certification.

Garfield Township is made up of 5523 Residential, 1008 Commercial, 75 Industrial and 175 Exempt real property parcels, and 1686 Personal property accounts. The 2017 Ad Valorem SEV is $983,362,600.

Click here for a complete packet and send the application along with a resume to Judy Battle, Administrative Assistant, Garfield Township, 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 941-1920. Applications will be accepted through July 7, 2017. EOE

Road work
begins Monday April 17, 2017 until work is completed  (six weeks) to repair Oak Terrace Drive from Garfield Road to the top of the hill. Plan ahead or use alternate routes as delays will occur.


Wondering what's going on in your community?  Just click on the The 2016 Planning Commission Annual Report.  

Garfield Township is always looking for residents to serve on various Boards and Commissions.  If this is something that interests you, please download our Board Appointment Policy and send a completed copy to Garfield Township. Attention: Supervisor, Chuck Korn at 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City Mi 49684.


For a list of dates and times for Household Hazardous Waste disposal, click hereTo access the Grand Traverse County website regarding disposal of branches and grass clippings click on Resource Recovery 2017 ,

 The Building Department utilizes the 2015 Residential Code when reviewing residential plans.  Effective April 20, 2017 the Building Department will switch from the 2012 Michigan Building Code to the 2015 Michigan Building Code for all commercial reviews.

Our Building Department is here to assist you if you have any questions.  Please feel  free to contact the Building Department at 231.941.1620.


Wondering if your child is in the right car seat? Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are not installed correctly? Have your child's seat inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians for: recalls, proper installation, appropriateness for child size and other safety concerns. 

2nd Friday of every month:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm 

GT Sheriff's Office Correctional Facility Garage
320 Washington

4th Friday of every month:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

GT Metro Fire Department, Garfield Station 11
3000 Albany

Call for an appointment: (231) 922-4843 

 Check out these links to other safety pages:




Have a great day! 



3848 Veterans Drive | Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-941-1620 | fax: 231-941-1588