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Summer Tax Roll

Summer Taxes are levied July 1st; due & payable by 5:00PM Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Interest fees of 1% are applied for each month/portion of month beginning 9/15/17.

 Deferment information for summer tax is available for those qualified. Deferment Application must be submitted by September 15, 2017.  Deferment tax due date is February 15, 2018.

Winter Tax Roll

Winter Taxes are levied December 1st; due and payable by 5:00PM Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  

The Treasurer will request at the January 2018 meeting that the Board grant an extension of the due date to Wednesday, February 28th as usual past practice.

As of March 1st of each year, the tax roll belongs to Hillsdale County and payments cannot be accepted by the local unit. Contact Stephenie Kyser, County Treasurer at 517-437-4700 for information on past tax years.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:   
 It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to:

1) provide the township with the most current address. Failure to receive the tax notice does not negate the responsibility of payment per State Law.

2) ensure the accuracy of the parcel number as it relates to the legal description of the parcel. Tax payments are applied per parcel number and if that number is not for the correct legal description, you could be paying someone else's taxes !!  

 

100% PRE-Principal Residence Exemption  (formerly known as 'homestead') will only affect the season in which your school district collects its "School Operating Tax". 

Your tax bill will read "Exempt" instead of an amount in the School Operating Tax millage line for that season.

In Somerset Township, the only school collecting in the Summer tax season is Hanover-Horton.   

School districts--Addison, North Adams/Jerome, Columbia Central--all collect in the Winter tax season.

VIEW-PRINT-PAY PUBLIC RECORDS ONLINE !

Assessing and Tax Information is updated daily.

Everyone is encouraged to utilize the online service as it is available 24/7 directly to you, but if necessary, the information is also available through the township office. The fee of $2.00 per page must be paid prior to fax/email delivery, or paid at pick up during regular public hours. 

Postmarks are not accepted as payment date.

Receipts mailed only with self addressed stamped envelope.

The bottom portion of the bill should be detached and submitted with payment to ensure credit to the proper parcel. The top portion of the bill should be kept for future reference.

Third Party Information

 

Courtesy Service for Third Party Information

Bills are sent to banks, mortgage companies, and mortgage servicers ONLY when requested by the third party as a courtesy.

Taxpayers will still receive a copy of the tax bill requested, as required by state law, but it will be watermarked 'for informational use only'. The first payment received for a parcel number is processed and subsequent payments are refunded to the submitter of the duplicate payment.

Dog Licenses are available after December 1st of each year during regular public hours as well as at Countryside Veterinary offices.

A current certification for rabies vaccine must be presented.

Sexed $15 / Unsexed $10

Responsibilities/Duties

Treasurer

· Collects real and personal property taxes
· Collects delinquent personal property tax 
· Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting delinquest personal property tax 
· Collects mobile home specific tax 
· Keeps an account of township receipts/revenues and expenditures
· Deposits township revenues in approved depositories  
· Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles
· Disburses township checks
· Must appoint a deputy
· Must post a surety bond