TAX INFORMATION

Ronda Benedict - Township Treasurer
Char Kooistra - Deputy Treasurer

Search Assessing and Tax Information On-line!

Forms & Applications



Now Available!!
Pay your tax bill online with debit, credit or ECheck!
Click on this link...
(3% Convenience Fee per Transaction)


USEFUL INFORMATION FOR TAXPAYERS

Summer Tax bills will go out the first week of July and are Due Sept.14, 2018.
 1% Interest will be applied after 12 pm Sept.17, 2018,  3% Penalty added Feb.15, 2019
Winter Tax bills will go out the first week of  Dec. 2018 and are Due Feb. 14, 2019.

SUMMER PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT FORMS AND INFORMATION: You may be eligible to defer your homestead property summer tax until February 14, 2019  if you have a total household income of $40,000 or less AND are totally and permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic; or are an eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower; or are at least 62 years old. Some agricultural property may also be eligible. Form is available on our website or at the Township Office; it must be filed with the Township Treasurer by September 15, 2018. Click here Forms & Applications

ONLINE TAX INFORMATION
Current assessment and tax information is available on our website at clicking here . Information on your property is free to property owners and for a fee to non property owners. The Kent County Treasurer keeps all records of delinquent taxes, please call 616-632-7500 for that info.

OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS HOURS- you can drop your payment, prepared as if for mailing, through the slot in the door to the right of the main entrance of the Township Hall. Your payment will be receipted on the next business day.

MORTGAGE ESCROW PAYMENTS
We sent your tax bill to the mortgage company IF the mortgage company requested the bill. The message” Informational Copy” Means that your tax bill has been sent to your mortgage company or the tax service they utilize.  This is printed below the TAX DETAIL AND RIGHT BELOW THE PERFERATION on your copy of the tax bill. If your taxes are escrowed and your bill wasn't sent to your mortgage company, make a copy of the bill for your records and forward the original tax bill to the mortgage company.

If this tax bill should be sent to a different taxpayer/owner address, please contact the Township Assessor at 897-7600. The Township Treasurer is not responsible for payments made on the wrong parcel.

PRINCIPLE RESIDENCE EXEMPTION
The principal resident exemption form (P.R.E.) is obtainable from the Township Assessor or our website and must be filed by June 1(for the whole tax year) or Nov. 1 (winter only), for the exemption to be in effect for this tax year. School Tax Debt is levied on ALL property.



ACCEPTED METHOD’S OF PAYMENT
1. CHECK- If you would like a receipt, include both parts of your tax bill with a self addressed envelope.
            Otherwise, just include the lower part of your bill with your check and your cancelled check is
            your receipt. Payments made through your Bank Bill Pay, DO NOT arrive at the township on the
            date you pay them, please allow enough time for payments to be mailed from your bank to the
            township. Payments must be received at the township on the day they are due to avoid
            interest and penalties. . POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS ON TIME PAYMENT
2. CASH -You can come into the Township Hall during business hours Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am-
            5:00 p.m. and Thursday 9 am- 1pm to pay by cash or check.
3. CREDIT CARD – Credit Card Payments ARE NOT accepted at Township office HOWEVER
            You can pay online from your home computer. You may pay Current years taxes until Midnight,
            February 25, 2019
. Click on this link.
NOTE: There is a 3% convenience fee charged to all credit card payments by the company providing this service. 


Dog Licenses are NO LONGER available at the Township Office. They are available at Lowell City Hall, Mon – Fri 8am -5 pm and some Veterinary offices. Please call the Kent County Animal Shelter @ (616) 632-7300 with any questions.


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