Little Traverse Township Hall Emmet County Michigan
Little Traverse Township Hall Emmet County Michigan

Little Traverse Township

8288 S. Pleasantview Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone: 231-526-0351
office@littletraversetownship.org

There is a Drop Box to the right of the door for payments and other correspondence. The Drop Box is secure, so please do not hesitate to use it.


Crooked River Lock:

Below is the 2022 operating schedule for the Crooked River Lock.
Rates will remain the same as 2021 at $45 for the annual pass and $10 for the daily.

April 25 – May 15……..9 am – 5 pm

May 16 – June 26…….8 am – 9 pm

June 27 – August 7…….8 am – 10 pm

August 8 – September 5…….8 am – 9 pm

September 6 – October 2…….9 am – 5 pm

October 8 & 9 (weekend)…….9 am – 5 pm

October 15 & 16 (weekend)…….9 am – 5 pm

October 22 & 23 (weekend)…….9 am – 5 pm


Graduations ~ Yard Sales ~ Weddings ~ Showers

Reminder: Sign Regulations

No Signs Are Allowed on Road Right-of-Way (33′ from the center of the road)!

The following regulations apply to the display of signs typically used for garage/yard sale, auction, political, real estate, open houses, and other events.

– Signs may be located off premise but only with permission of the other property owner.

-Signs shall not be placed any closer than 5 feet from the front property line, (i.e. the sign must be at least 5′ away from the road right-of-way, not the pavement).

-Signs shall be removed within 24 hours of an event.

-Signs in the road right-of-way will be removed to the Township Hall at the owner’s expense, and may be retrieved prior to disposal after 30 days.

-Repeat offenders will receive citations.

If you have questions, please call the Township Hall at 526-0351.

Burning Warning

~ Happy Spring! ~
Use care when burning, check the link below to see if it’s legal to burn today!

Visit the DNR website for information on if you are allowed to burn in your area.

DNR Permission to Burn (Burn Permit)

Next Meeting(s):

Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting:  June 8th – 4:00 pm – Township Hall

Planning Commission: June 6th – 7:00 pm – Township Hall

Zoning Board of Appeals:  No Scheduled Meetings

Property Taxes

Your Property Taxes come out twice a year; July and December.

They are always mailed out by the Emmet County Treasurer’s Office on July 1 and then on December 1 of each given year.
If you do not receive a tax bill by the 15th of July for the first tax bill and then by December 15 for the second tax bill you need to call the township hall and ask for one to be mailed to you. We are also able to email the tax bill(s).
The first bill is always due on the 14th of September, unless it falls on a weekend or holiday, if that is the case it will be due by the next business day. The same goes for the second bill which is due by February 14th.

–If you have any questions regarding your taxes please call the township.–

Township Hall – Closed for the Following Holidays

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th, 2022
Independence Day – Monday, July 4th, 2022
Labor Day – Monday, September 5th, 2022
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24th 2021
Day After Christmas – Monday, December 26th, 2022
Day After New Year’s Day – Monday, January 2nd, 2022

Township Hall – Extended Hours for Tax Collections

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 Tax Collection: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 29th, 2022 Tax Collection: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2022 Tax Collection: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – February 28th, 2022 Tax Collection: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A drop box is available to right of main entrance.

Taxes received in the drop box by January 3rd by 8:00 am will be posted as received in the year of 2022.
Anything received after that time will be posted in the year of 2023.

Township Budget, Meetings & Contacts

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Little Traverse Township Cemetery

To speak with someone regarding a cemetery lot or if you have questions, please call the Little Traverse Township Hall at (231) 526-0351.

View Cemetery Rates