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Welcome to beautiful Burt Township. Every effort has been made to provide you with information about our area. Please browse our site and contact us if there is anything we can help you with.


Get information regarding
the Burt Lake Trail. The creation of non-motorized bike trails along East and West Burt Lake Roads.

Protecting the Water Quality in Burt Lake with Natural Vegatation along the Lake Shore
(PDF File)

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Notice
The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Public Hearing upon 5 days notice. Please contact Clerk Donna McDougall for assistance.


Burt Township Dangerous Buildings,
Structures and facilities.
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Transfer Station Permits: As of April 1, 2017 all residents who wish to use the east or west transfer stations will need to obtain a new waste permit for a fee of $50.00. You may purchase this card at the same time you pay your taxes by writing a SEPARATE check payable to “Burt Township Transfer Station”. Your numbered card will be returned by first class mail. If you elect not to purchase a card at this time, you may do so through the year (after March 1st) by contacting the BURT TOWNSHIP CLERK – 231-529-6590. The card will be recorded in your name and IS NOT transferable to anyone else. The card is valid for one year and will extend to you unlimited usage for disposal of your household garbage, which should be properly bagged or boxed. NOTE: We are not licensed to accept any other items such as used furnishings, appliances, tires, chemicals or miscellaneous trash at these sites. For items that we cannot accept we suggest you contact Republic Waste Services @ 866-733-6796. Don’t forget to RECYCLE whenever possible!

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On July 7, 2016, the Burt Township Board of Trustees adopted the following 3 Zoning Ordinance Amendments which will take effect on July 22, 2016.

1. Alter the number of hard copies and add the requirement to include a digital PDF copy of all files for Site Plan Review Applications, Special Use Permit Applications, PUD Applications and Zoning Board of Appeals submittals.

2. Add a definition for the "Ordinary High Water Mark" in Section 2.02.

3. Amend Section 6.04.3 (3), Additional Permitted Accessory Structures by eliminating the present regulations for fire area/fire pits and replacing them with regulations that differentiate between waterfront and non-waterfront lots.

Further information or a complete copy of the amendments is available on the Township website ( or upon request by contacting either the Township Planner Randy Frykberg (phone 231.330.1249 or e-mail or Planning Commission Chair Chris Kindsvatter (phone 517.202.9926 or e-mail

Board of Review Schedule
Ordinance Summary
Board Minutes 3/2/17
PC Minutes 1/16/17
ZBA Minutes 12/7/16
Commercial Timber Cut Plan

The Burt Lake Trail Committee scheduled for March 27, 2017 has been changed to March 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at the Burt Township Hall, 7029 Birchwood Rd., Cheboygan, Michigan.

The Burt Township Planning Commission will meet on March 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Burt Township Hall.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for February 3, 2017 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items

The Burt Township Board of Review Hearing for 2017 will be held at the Burt Township Hall, 7029 Birchwood Road, Cheboygan, Michigan
on the following dates:
Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 pm - ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Tuesday, March 14, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Appeal Hearing
Wednesday, March 15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Appeal Hearing
The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2017 assessments.   Residents may protest by letter, provided protest letters are received prior to March 14, 2017.  Protest letters should be mailed to:  Harold Koviak, 4271 E. Burt Lake Rd., Cheboygan, MI 49721.



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