Paw Paw Township Treasurer’s Office (269)657-4340
Treasurer – Lisa Zinkil ext. 122, email: email@example.com
Deputy Treasurer – Erica Haselberger ext. 121, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the responsibility of the Paw Paw Township Treasurer’s Office to receive and manage tax payments and other monies of the Township. It is the intent of the Paw Paw Township Treasurer’s Office to carry out its responsibilities in an efficient and pleasant manner. Please feel free to contact the Treasurer’s Office regarding any further Questions.
Property Tax Information
Summer tax bills are due between July 1st and September 14th by 5pm. If September 14th falls on the weekend, it is due by 5pm the following Monday. Late payments on summer tax bills are charged 1% interest the first day late and the first of each month thereafter until the tax is paid. We DO NOT accept postmarks so please be sure to take that into account when paying by mail.
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 below.
Winter tax bills are due between December 1st and February 14th by 5pm. Any tax amount not paid by 5:00pm on February 14th is assessed a 3% penalty. If February 14th falls on a weekend this date changes to the following Tuesday since the following Monday will be Presidents day and our offices will be closed.
Any payments paid after 3pm will be applied the next business day. The Treasurer takes partial payments for taxes. Any amount not paid to the Township by 5pm on February 28th or the following Monday if the 28th falls on the weekend will go delinquent to the county and incur a 4% penalty. All tax payments paid on or after March 1st will need to be paid to the Van Buren County Treasurer, at 219 E. Paw Paw St., Paw Paw, MI 49079. Make checks payable to Van Buren County Treasurer. Phone number is (269)657-8228. If you have any questions regarding your tax bill, please call our office at (269) 657-4340.
Check or money order through the mail. Please be aware that we DO NOT accept postmarks, mail your payments in a timely manner.
The drop box is available 24 hours a day and is located outside of the front entrance of the Township Hall.
Come into the Township Hall and pay in person. Our office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
Pay online with a credit/debit card through Point & Pay on our website, www.pawpawtownship.org (there are fees when using the online system).
Checks: We recommend that you fill out your check prior to entering the office. We must go by the written portion of the check so make sure it matches the dollar amount required. Please use black or blue ink. Checks can be made payable to Paw Paw Township and include your current phone number and parcel number of the property.
Cash: It is more important than ever to pay with smaller denomination bills or the exact amount, as the office keeps minimal change on hand for security purposes. We would like to keep cash handling to a minimum.
July 1st: First day Summer taxes can be paid.
September 14th: Summer taxes are due (unless this date falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday). The Treasurer’s office is open from 9am to 5pm on this day.
December 1st: First day Winter taxes can be paid.
February 14: Winter taxes are due to the Township. After this day, Paw Paw Township charges a 3% penalty.
February 28th: Last day for the current year taxes to be paid at the township (unless this date falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday). The Treasurer’s office is open from 9am to 5pm on this day.
March 1st: All taxes become delinquent and are now payable to Van Buren County, a 4% penalty is also added to the amount owed.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not waive interest, penalties, or administration fees: The legal responsibility of paying taxes on the correct parcel of property rests with the taxpayer. The Treasurer will not be responsible for payment on wrong descriptions. Status of your Tax bill can be viewed here in the left side panel under, “current tax search”.
Utility Bills: The Treasurers office handles all the Sewer Utility Billing and Delinquent Personal Property Taxes. All utility services are billed monthly. If not paid in full, a 5% penalty will be applied to the balance of the bill. If you are moving in or out of the residence, please call the township for a final sewer bill and mailing address information. Your utility bills can be paid through any of the payment options listed above. For more information please visit the Sewer Utility Page.
Property Tax Information
State Property Tax Estimator
Pay My Tax Bill Online
Pay My Sewer Utility Bill Online
Treasurer’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Authorities and Responsibilities of Treasurer’s Office:
- Collects real and personal property taxes
- Keeps an account of township receipts (revenues) and expenditures
- Disburses township checks
- Deposits township revenues in approved depositories
- Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles
- Collects delinquent personal property tax
- Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting delinquent personal property tax
- Collects mobile home specific tax
- Must appoint a deputy
- Must post a surety bond