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•   Treasurer

Alice Jansma
284 N. Briggs Road
Middleville, Michigan 49333
Fax: 269-795-2388
·        Summer tax bills are mailed out the first week in July and are due September 14th. Summer taxes are charged 1% interest on September 15th, and the 1st of every month thereafter until paid. 
·        Winter tax bills are mailed out the first week of December, and the due date is either February 14th or the last day of February, which is determined by an annual resolution of the Yankee Springs Township Board of Trustees. If winter taxes are determined late after February 14th by the Township Board, a 3% penalty will be applied to taxes paid after February 14th thru the last day of February. These due dates will be extended to the next business day when they occur on either a Saturday or Sunday.

        Property Taxes may be paid in the township office during business hours (Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM, Friday. 9 AM to Noon), by mail, or placed in the secure lock box next to the Township Office North entry door.  Please call the township office at 269-795-9091 if it is necessary for you to pay your taxes at another time, and we will try to accomodate you.
·    ·   Please mail early if paying your property tax by mail. The Township can not recognize “POST MARKS” AS THE DATE TAX PAYMENTS ARE RECEIVED.
·        If it is past the second week of July, or the second week of December, and you haven’t received your respective season tax bill, please call or contact the Township office at 269-795-9091 as soon as possible to receive a duplicate copy. 
·       Even If your tax bill is paid by your mortgage company, it is still the  responsibility of the property owner to make sure the taxes due are paid on time.
·        The Township Treasurer cannot accept payment of real estate property taxes, after midnight, the last day of February. The delinquent roll is then sent to the  Barry County Treasurer on March 1.
·        Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits must be filed with the Township Assessor. Homeowners must own and occupy their home as their primary residence by June 1 in order to be eligible for the exemption from the local school operating tax if collected on the summer bill, or by November 1 if collected on the winter bill. If on the line of your tax bill “% Declared as Homestead”, is followed by 100.0000, you are receiving the maximum Homestead Exemption.
·        The Taxable Value of your property is set by a state mandated formula.  The Township Assessor reports the assessed and taxable values of your property annually to you on the Assessment Change Notice which is mailed to you in February. If you do not agree with your assessment, you will need to make an appointment and appeal the value to the Board of Review. The Board of Review convenes annually early in March to hear such requests.  Contact the Assessor with questions concerning your valuation.
 ** Summer deferment forms can be found by clicking on this link.  Summer deferment.