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.

The Public Accuracy Test of voting equipment is scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at 2PM.

The Township Hall will have a clerk on staff to take care of all of your last minute election needs on Saturday, October 31 from 9AM-5PM.

Applications and ballots will be available at the Banks Township Office. Requests for Absentee Ballot Applications can be made by calling 231-588-6126 or by emailing clerk@bankstownship.net. You may also submit one of the many applications you have received from the Secretary of State and numerous party organizations in the mail.

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

DNR reminds those burning leaves to get burn permit

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