Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday
Want to view your assessing information directly from the Assessing Department? Trying to find out your tax bill? Want to see how much taxes are on a parcel of land? Tax and assessing information is a click away simply by searching with your address or parcel number.
Principal Residence Exemption: Check your tax bill to make sure you are receiving the Principal Residence Exemption if you qualify. To qualify for this year, you must own and occupy your residence before June 1st for Summer and November 1st for Winter.
1) To avoid late fees, please allow extra time when paying by mail.
2) Post marks are not accepted.
3) Drop box located by front door. Checked regularly.
4) For a receipt, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope and your entire tax bill with your payment.
5) Summer Tax Deferments are available for qualifying seniors, agricultural or disabled residents. Call for a copy of the guidelines for deferment qualifications or an application. You must file prior to 09/14.
6) Those who qualify for a Tax Deferment will not be charged interest and have until February 14 to pay their Summer Taxes.
7) We do not accept credit cards for payment. We do accept cash (exact change), however, IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO PAY WITH CASH! Please pay by check or money order.
8) The Treasurer’s Office is not responsible for payment on wrong property.
Applications for Deferment
Applications for deferment must be filed with the Treasurer’s office prior to September 14. Qualifications are as follows:
Your gross household income for preceding year did not exceed $40,000
You are a senior citizen (62 years or older)
You are a paraplegic, quadriplegic
You are an Eligible Serviceperson, Eligible Veteran, Eligible Widow of Widower
- You are a blind person
You are totally and permanently disabled
- Agricultural deferments are also available for those who qualify
Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption (P.R.E.)
All homeowners, especially new ones should check to make sure you are receiving the Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption” (P.R.E.). In order to qualify for your tax exemption, you must be living in your house of the current tax year by May 1st. By receiving the Principal Residence Exemption, your tax bill should read: P.R.E. %: 100.0000. If you are not receiving this exemption and this is your principal residence, you may file an affidavit at the Township Offices.
Paying property Taxes through Mortgage Escrows
Do you pay your property taxes through an escrow account with your mortgage lender? If you pay your taxes via mortgage escrow and you have either recently refinanced, paid off your existing mortgage loan or you have financed a new home, please call the Treasurer’s office at (616) 866-0622 and verify the mortgage lender so we have the correct information updated in our system for tax billing purposes.
You should receive your Summer tax bill and or copy in the first week of July and your Winter bill should be mailed to you the first week of December. Please be sure to read your tax bills as they contain a lot of information, i.e. Due dates, office hours of operation, including holidays, drop box location, return receipt rules, etc.. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or call us by telephone.
If you find any discrepancies on you bill or have any questions, please feel free to contact us immediately at (616) 866-0622.