6520 Center Street, PO Box 68
Ellsworth, Michigan 49729
Phone: 231-588-6126
Email: bankstownship@bankstownship.net


Welcome to Banks Township…

a place of community and a township working to combine its agricultural tradition with the growing tourism of Northern Michigan.

Banks Township’s natural resources make it a recreational paradise for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Its hardworking, friendly people make it a great place to live or visit.

Ellsworth Community Housing Survey

The Ellsworth Community Housing Solutions Committee invites you to share your thoughts about your current and future housing needs.

The purpose of this survey is to provide the Committee with a clear assessment of the housing needs for single adults, families and seniors living, or wishing to live in Ellsworth. The information gathered will be used to plan for housing options in our community. If you have questions about this survey contact the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce at 231-536-7351.

We greatly appreciate your participation in this study and look forward to receiving your completed survey. Thank you!

This survey is anonymous. The answers to these questions will be used to help determine size, price range, type and number of units needed.


Township Clean-up Day 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 Social distancing Concerns. Rescheduled for May 8, 2021.

Township residents wishing to burn falls leaves generally need a burn permit. For the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, residents can visit Michigan.gov/BurnPermit or call 866-922-BURN to find out whether burning is currently allowed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  For responsible burning information, contact Paul Rogers at 616-260-8406.

Orange colored fall leaves on trees bordering road in Banks Township, Michigan

Established in 1898