284 N. Briggs Road
· 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, depending on the Township Board's yearly direction. 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 Offices' 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 sent to the Barry County Treasurer in Hastings on March 1.
· Homestead Exemption Affidavits must be filed with the Township Assessor by May 1st. Homeowners must occupy their home by May 1st in order to be eligible for the Homestead Exemption for that entire calendar year. 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 formula and the Township Assessor, and is reported 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 a request to the Board of Review to change it. Contact the Township Supervisor/Assessor as soon as possible, the Board of Review convenes early in March to hear such requests.