As a service to our township residents we offer free Notary Services.  The secretary and clerk are available to assist you Mon – Fri  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you need an American Flag retired, feel free to drop it off at the office.  We will make sure that it is retired respectfully and properly.

If anyone is interested in being an Election worker for the Township, please call the office or email our Clerk, Jay Olson. Office number: 231-526-7361 and Jay’s email is:

Below is the QR code to the Harbor Springs Recreational Use Survey along with a hyperlink. Please take a moment to complete it.  Thank you.



Board Meetings:

2nd Tuesday of the month (except March) at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.

Township Board Meeting Agenda

Next meeting July 9, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Planning Commission Meetings:

2nd Wednesday of the month (with some exceptions) at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

Next meeting July 10, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

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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.