Regular monthly Township Board meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM, at the Township Hall.
Planning Commission meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month (except on 2nd Monday when 1st Monday is a holiday)at 7:00 PM, at the Township Hall.
To obtain a building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit, or for information on zoning, land use, and land division, contact:
Associated Government Services, Inc.
8721 Gull Road, Suite B
Richland, MI 49083
Hours: 8:00am - Noon and 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday
Phone: 269-629-0600 or Toll Free 800-627-2801
Fax #: 269-629-0601
Also, an AGS representative is available at the Almena Township Hall on Wednesdays from 11 am to Noon; no appointment required.
Almena Township residents are eligible to recycle certain household hazardous waste materials at the Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste facility. Click on their website below for complete information on what materials are accepted.
Because costs are assessed on a per-load basis and because Almena Township has a limited budget for this service, neighbors are encouraged to pool their recyclable household hazardous waste materials together into one load to take to the facility. This will allow more township residents to take advantage of this opportunity.
Please take note that you will be asked to provide proof that you are indeed a resident of Almena Township when visiting the facility.
The Kalamazoo County HHW facility is located next to the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds at 1301 Lamont Avenue. See the link below for the facility's website or call the Info Hotline at 269-373-5211 for more details.
Kalamazoo County Hazardous Waste Web Site
Tax Billing and Due Dates
The summer property tax bills are billed on July 1 and due by September 14. Interest at 1% per calendar month is added starting September 15. The winter property tax bills are billed on December 1 and due by February 14. After February all taxes are delinquent. (See below)
Content of Tax Bills
The summer tax bill includes the State Education Tax and the general operating tax for Van Buren County. The winter tax bill includes all township, local school, intermediate school, library district, and college district taxes, plus the various extra-voted taxes for the county government, and all special assessments, such as drainage and street lighting districts.
Deferment of Summer Tax Due Date
Persons who are at least age 62, disabled, or on active military duty, and who have an annual household income of $40,000 or less may request to have the summer tax due date deferred until the same date the winter tax is due. Most farm land also qualifies. We have a Summer Tax Deferment Form (click here) you can fill out online, and then print and file with the treasurer.
Property Tax Questions
For questions about Almena Township property taxes, please call the Township Office at 269-668-6910. Deputy Treasurer Jan Quearry and I are happy to assist you.
An Assessment Notice for each real estate parcel is mailed mailed to the taxpayer in February of each year. This notice shows the value of your property for tax purposes and whether you have a "Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption" from school operating taxes. Please review the notice carefully. You may appeal your assessment annually to the Board of Review, which meets in March. After the time to appeal your assessment has passed, please report any clerical errors to the Assessor, because clerical errors may be correctable. Assessor Donna Neyome or a member of her staff is normally available at the Township Offices on Monday mornings, or she may be contacted by telephone at 269-657-4948.
Delinquent taxes on real estate are collected by the Van Buren County Treasurer, phone 269-657-8228. All questions about such delinquent taxes, including information about interest, charges, and forfeiture and foreclosure due to non-payment, should be directed to the County Treasurer