Summer Taxes: Due to the implementation of Public Act 243 of 2002, the State Education Tax (SET) became a summer tax beginning July 2003. The County Allocated millage became a summer tax July of 2007.
Summer taxes are mailed by July 1 and are due by September 14 each year to avoid penalties and interest. Some cities may have a different due date. Township, City and County Treasurers are the only treasurers that are authorized to collect the SET or County Allocated tax.
All Townships with the exception of South Haven Charter Township and Geneva Township will be collecting the summer taxes. For properties in a village OTHER than Paw Paw or Mattawan, there are now 2 bills that are due September 14th.
The Summer bill will be payable to your Township Treasurer and your Village Taxes will be payable to your Village Treasurer. Properties in Paw Paw and Mattawan Villages will receive 1 summer tax bill, as the village has agreed to have the Township collect their village taxes, which will be payable to the Township Treasurer.
After March 1, 2003, the villages of Paw Paw and Mattawan will no longer collect any taxes. For those properties in a City, you will see no change except for the SET and County Allocated taxes will move from the winter to the summer bill.
Summer taxes can be deferred to the due date of the winter taxes for those persons who fit a specific criteria. For an application and listing of those eligible, please click on the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes link. The Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution allowing certain persons to extend the due date of their winter taxes, if they are a senior citzen, disabled or other criteria AND if they have filed for a Michigan Property Tax Homestead Credit and have not yet received their check from the State of Michigan. Click on the link below for more information.
For a listing of City, Township and Village Treasurers, please see the Contact Us section.
Links for Tax Relief Forms & Information
This page last updated on 1/15/2014.