Welcome to Our Website

The township website has been up and running for a year now. It was established to provide a way to pass information on to the residents of our township. We need your input for the website. Please give us your ideas of what you would like to see available on the website. Your comments and suggestions are welcome! Email us at Send Your Suggestions.

Budget Meeting

Attention West Branch Township Residents:

A Budget Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27th at the West Branch Township Hall.

Zoning Hearing (Re: Changes to the Zoning Ordinance): Tuesday, March 27 - 6:30 pm
Budget Hearing: Tuesday, March 27 - 6:45pm
Truth N Taxation: Tuesday, March 27th - 6:50pm

Board Meeting Date Changed

Attention West Branch Township Residents:

The date of February’s Board Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 27th instead of Monday, February 26th.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Board of Review

Attention West Branch Township Residents:

The Board of Review Hearings will be held on the following dates at the West Branch Township Town Hall:

Monday, March 12: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 13: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thank you!

Special Planning Commission Meeting

West Branch Township Residents:

There will be a special meeting of the Planning Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 7:00 pm to discuss growing houses.

Taxes Due


The last day that taxes will be accepted at the West Branch Township Office is February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer will be in the office from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to collect taxes. Taxes will not be accepted after this time.

The Office Manager will be available from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm for other Township business.

Thank you!

Ice Rink Open

Attention West Branch Township Residents:
The Ice Rink at the Skandia West Branch Pavilion is now open! Come out and enjoy some hockey or ice skating. Lights are on nightly from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Revised Transfer Facility Hours of Operation

New hours begin at the Skandia / West Branch Township Transfer Facility on August 23rd, 2017. The new hours are:

  • Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

West Branch Township Recreation Committee

We are looking for people who are interested in being members of the West Branch Township Recreation Committee. If you are interested, please send an email or call or stop by the township office.

Thank you!
Have a great day!

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Tipping Fee Increase

This is just a reminder that starting on July 1, 2017 the tipping fee will be increased to $47.50 per ton. This rate increase includes: Type II, Type III, stumps, contaminated soil, lifters, animals, bio-solids, and the asbestos per ton charge.

Thank you,
Amy Stakvel
Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority
600 County Rd. NP
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 249-4125 ext. 301
Fax: (906) 249-9377

New Township Office Hours

WEDNESDAY 2:00-7:00
FRIDAY 12:00-5:00

Load Permits: Townhall Rd / M-94

Applications and permits from the Marquette Co Road Commission are available at the Hall Wednesday and Friday from 12-5. These permits are needed to haul up to a normal legal load on Townhall Road and County Road 545 (from Townhall south to M94) Permit is not valid during period of seasonal weight restrictions. The permit free is $5.00 per business or residence. One permit is valid for all trucks used by that business or residence.

Office Manager's Corner - Up to Date Information About the Township

Trash Card Information
Trash cards for 2017 will go on sale the week of December 19th.
.. The full year cost is $84.00
.. Half year cost is $42.00
.. Quarter year cost is $21.00
As always if you have any questions, please fell free to call the office at 942-7400.

Marquette County Drug and Sharps (Used Syringe) Disposal

Information regarding used sharps disposal can be found here.

An excellent resource regarding drug disposal is http://www.p2d2up.org.

Transfer Station Attendants

There are new attendants at the transfer station, Ryan Harnick and Dan Smyth are our new attendants. David Heykoop is the alternate.

New to recycling? Try it! Recycling cuts down on the amount of trash in the compactor; that results in less being hauled away which keeps the cost of your trash card the same from year to year.

West Branch Township Fire Rating

The fire rating information for West Branch Township is available as a PDF download. To access the fire rating click here. Copies of the fire rating are also available at the Township office.

West Branch Township Board Meeting Dates

The meeting dates for the West Branch Township Board are available here. All meetings are at 7pm unless otherwise stated.

West Branch Township Zoning Ordinance

The West Branch Township Zoning Ordinance is now available on the website. The files may be read and/or downloaded using any PDF reader. The zoning ordinance is available from the menu under Zoning Ordinance or from the naviagation tabs under Zoning. Any questions regarding the ordinance should be directed to the
township office.

Get to Know Your Library

Residents of West Branch Township have access to the services of the Peter White Public Library. The library is a great multi-use community resource. If you don't have a library card yet, stop in at the library to pick one up. As a West Branch Township resident there is no charge for this card, just bring a form of identification with you to obtain your card. The library offers much more than just books!

Township Hall Rental Fee Change

At the June Board Meeting the Board approved changes to the Hall Rental procedure and policy. The changes are as follows: The $50.00 deposit is now required to reserve your date to rent the hall. When you call to reserve the hall the $50.00 ($100.00 deposit for non West Branch Township residents) deposit will need to be paid before the date is reserved for you. Secondly, if you reserve the hall with your deposit and you cannot use it on the day reserved, a 72 hour notice is required in order to for your deposit to be returned.


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