The 2019 summer taxes are due 7/1/19 thru 9/16/19 . Anything paid September 17, 2019 and later will have 1% interest per month or portion of a month added to balance. Summer taxes are collected in the treasurer’s office through February 29, 2020. On March 1, 2020 and after all delinquent taxes are collected at the St. Joseph County Treasurer’s office. On February 15, 2020, any unpaid summer tax is subject to 3% penalty.
The following link will allow you to view your individual tax records & assessing records at no charge. If you wish to view someone else’s records there will be a fee of $2.00. All banks and mortgage companies can view anyone’s records for a fee of $2.00 each. All you do is click on the link and follow the directions to set up your account. If you are a business you can set up a business account. Go to www.accessmygov.com
If you wish to view delinquent tax information you may go to the County’s link to view that information. Delinquent taxes are taxes from the previous years. Current year summer taxes are still collected by the Township Treasurer.
As always if you want to pay your taxes on a day not scheduled you may do so anytime I am in the office. You should call ahead to be sure I am here, or if you are driving by and see my car come on in and I will be happy to help you. Otherwise, these are the scheduled days I will be here to collect.
TAX COLLECTION HOURS:
Tuesdays: 7/9, 7/16, 8/13, 8/27 (10AM to 2PM)
Monday: 9/16 (9 AM to 5PM) Closed for lunch from 12PM-1PM
Pay by mail, P O Box 87, Three Rivers, MI 49093, drop box located on the upper level of the Township Hall or at the treasurer’s office located on the lower level of the township hall. No refunds $10 and under. On 9/16/19 any taxes left in the drop box after 5PM will be considered late and subject to 1% interest.
IF YOU ARE PAYING WITH CASH, PAYMENTS MUST BE THE EXACT AMOUNT. WE DO NOT KEEP CHANGE IN THE OFFICE.
If paying by mail please include self addressed stamped envelope for receipt.
Again, late 2019 summer taxes are collected in this office thru 2/29/20. Anything paid after 2/14/20 will have 3% penalty added.
If you have any questions you can call me at (269) 244-5376 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message if I am not in and I will return your call.
The last day to defer summer tax is 9/16/19. All forms must be in treasurer’s possession on that date.
PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTIONS:
You must own and occupy your home as your principal residence in order to qualify for PRE (Homestead). In order to claim a PRE for the current year a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit must have been completed and filed with the assessor’s office prior to November 1. If you sell your property you must rescind the Principal Residence Exemption. All forms are available at the Treasurer’s office or by contacting the assessor, Dale Hutson, at (269) 432-2834.
Please notify the Treasurer if you have a change of address. If we do not have a current address for you and your bill is returned that will not relieve you of your responsibility to pay your bill on time. Look on the back of your tax bill for change of address notification or call my office.
Have a wonderful and safe summer.