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.

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


Please take notice Banks Township will be holding July Board of Review at the Banks Township Hall, 6520 Center Street (Basement),
Ellsworth MI on July 16, 2024, at 4:00 pm        24 JBOR PUBLIC NOTICE

I regret to inform you that the ballots for the August 6, 2024, Primary Election are not available yet.  We expect to have them delivered to us on Monday, July 8, 2024, and will begin preparing them for mailing immediately upon receipt.  Please realize that this is as inconvenient for your township clerk’s office staff as it is for you.

Ballot Delay Notice

Banks Township is in the process of updating its Master Plan. The Master Plan guides future land use and zoning decisions throughout the community. The
following questions are designed to gather public input on several key issues. The community’s responses to the following questions will help to form the updated
Master Plan’s goals and objectives. Please help shape the future of Banks Township. Thank you for taking the time to provide input through this survey. Link Below

Public Survey – Banks Township Master Plan Update Survey 2024

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FEMA has redesignated the flood map. An open house was held June 11 to inform residents of the new flood risk areas and insurance programs. The FEMA Flood Map Service Center lets you look up flood risk by address at http://msc.fema.gov/fmcv


Get all your Election & Candidate information Here: https://www.bankstownship.net/election-information-announcements/

Chain of Lakes Water Trail

Read about the Chain of Lakes Water Trail that begins right here in Banks Township!


Read the Latest Article on the Breezeway!

Breezy & Beautiful

Take this 26-mile road trip Up North.


Burn Permits

Township residents wishing to burn fall 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.




Don’t delay. When the federal REAL ID law goes into effect, you’ll need a REAL ID document to board domestic flights. Make an appointment now at a Secretary of State office to turn your standard driver’s license or ID into a REAL ID. Learn more at Michigan.gov/REALID

Banks Township Board & Planning Commission Information


Established in 1898