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


Check out these links about this year’s fireworks!!      doc01494920240603082814 doc01495020240603082837 doc01495120240603082901

FEMA will host the in-person Open House meeting on June 11, 2024, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM ET to introduce Antrim County residents to their updated flood maps.  click link below for details.

Antrim County Open House Flyer      Antrim Outreach Toolkit (1)Antrim Outreach Toolkit


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

Friends of the Antrim Creek Natural Area

doc01139420230517092736 Antrim County Committee Vacancies…Also, see Information Page


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