East Bay Charter Township is located in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula nestled among many inland lakes inside Grand Traverse County. Our township is a mix of rolling farmland, forests and Lake Michigan beach front. East Bay is an exciting and growing community with a unique blend of commercial and residential development.
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR COMMUNITY PAGE FOR THINGS OF LOCAL INTEREST AND LINKS TO POPULAR WEBSITES!!
Where can I pay my taxes?
-You can pay your taxes at the Treasurer's office in the township hall (7:00am-5:30pm) Monday through Thursday and you can also mail your payment to the township hall. If you would like to pay them after business hours, you may put them in the drop box that is located by the front door of the township hall.
-You can use a debit card or credit card at the Township office with a convenience fee of 2.5% and a e-check fee of $2.50.
If you would like to make an online payment using a credit card or e-check please visit, http://www.certifiedpayments.net/. If you want to pay by phone, please call 1-866-549-1010. You will need to use Bureau Code: 7274184 for both internet and phone payments.
THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING THE TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE AS MUCH INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION TO COUNT PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO FILL OUT A SURVEY. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EBTMasterPlan
The State of Michigan regulates fireworks which CAN be discharged the day preceding, the day of, and the day after legal holidays. On these three days fireworks can NOT be discharged from 1:00 am to 8:00 am. If you wish to submit a complaint on days that fireworks are NOT allowed, please call the Grand Traverse Sherriff's non-emergency number at 922-4550.
***IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION***
To better serve our voters, we have relocated precincts #2 and #3 to East Bay Ambulance and Fire Station #9 located at: 110 High Lake Road, Traverse City, MI. New Voter ID cards went out earlier this Spring.
Permanent Absentee Voters: If you are age 60 or older, or otherwise qualify, and would like to be placed on the list to receive an Absentee Ballot Application for every election please notify the clerk's office. If you are already on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, there is no need to sign up again for upcoming elections.
To see a sample ballot for the August 5 election, click here.
Please add .69 postage when mailing your ballot back to the Township Clerk's office.
DNR INVITES PUBLIC INPUT ON FOREST PLANS FOR BENZIE, GRAND TRAVERSE, KALKASKA AND MANISTEE COUNTIES
JULY 22 AND 23
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We need your help keeping our roadsides clean!
Groups enroll for a two-year membership and perform three trash pickups per year along a two-mile section of county road
An annual safety meeting among volunteers is required
The Road Commission provides two recognition signs, trash bags, vests and trash pickup when your route is complete
Best of all…there is no charge for groups to participate in this program! Visit the Grand Traverse County Road Commission website for more information or to view routes open in your township,http://www.gtcrc.org/General/Adopt-A-Road.htm.
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SIGN UP FOR GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY EMERGENCY ALERTS TODAY! Click here for more information.
ARE YOU READY FOR AN EMERGENCY? Grand Traverse County is now participating with "SMART 9-1-1". Click here for more information.
TOWNSHIP HOURS: We are open Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm. Closed Fridays. We will remain open over the lunch period and hope that the extended hours will allow residents to take care of Township business before and/or after the regular 8:00 to 5:00 business day.