Deb Ellenwood, Twp. Treasurer
Kristina Abrigo, Twp. Deputy Treasurer
Office Hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Friday 8:30am-1:00pm.
For additional hours please see your tax bill.
For Tax, Assessing and Utility Billing information on specific parcels and/or to pay your Property Taxes CLICK HERE
The Township Assessor determines the value of the property as of December 31 (Tax Day) of each year. The local township issues tax bills in two installments the following year, July and December
Since the adoption of Proposal, A in 1994, properties have two values: the state equalized value (SEV) and the taxable value (TV). Taxes are calculated by multiplying the taxable value by the millage rate. Proposal A also established the Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) that entitles home owners who live in their home an exemption from paying the 18 mills of school operating millage.
Summer & Winter Taxes
Summer taxes are sent out by July 1, and are payable July 1 through September 14 without penalty or interest. Beginning September 15 through September 30 a 1% interest charge will be added. An additional 1% per month will be added on the 1st day of each additional month to the unpaid balance.
The Winter taxes are mailed out by December 1, and are payable December 1 through February 14 without penalty or interest. Partial payments are accepted. On February 15 a 3% penalty will be added to all unpaid balances.
Unpaid summer and winter taxes can only be paid to Algoma Township through February 28th. On March 1 all real taxes must be paid to the Kent County Treasurer; 300 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids.
Mailing: PO Box Y Grand Rapids 49501. A 4% administration fee and 1% interest per month is applied to delinquent taxes paid at the County (616) 632-7500.
Deferment of Summer Taxes
An owner of eligible residential real property or agricultural real property may file a completed summer property tax deferment form with the township by September 15, which will allow the payment of the summer property taxes to be deferred until February 14 of the next year without any additional penalty and interest. The owners of the residential real property must have gross household income of $40,000 or less in the previous year and must be (1) totally and permanently disabled or (2) must be an eligible serviceperson, veteran or widow(er) or (3) must be 62 or older. The owner of the agricultural real property must have more gross receipts from agricultural operations than their total household income in the previous year.
Checks are accepted only as conditional payment of taxes. If your check is not honored by the bank, the tax is considered unpaid and will be restored to the tax roll without further notice. A $25.00 NSF fee will be applied. Failure to send or receive such notice shall not in any way prejudice the right to collect or enforce the payment of any tax.
It is always helpful to write your telephone number and permanent parcel # on your check. Payment will be recorded on the date of postmark. If the postmark is not available payment will be recorded on the date received….Not the date written on your check. If paying by mail and you wish to receive a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your entire bill.
If you plan to use an online check from your bank please allow 7 to 10 days for delivery. These payments do not immediately transfer to the Township but to clearing house to be sent in bunches. Also, note that these type of payments are not postmarked and as written above your payment will be recorded as the date received.
Partial Payments of Taxes are Accepted.
If you have an escrow account and your tax bill states: A copy of this bill has been sent to your mortgage provider, your mortgage company or a tax service has requested your tax bill. If you’re unsure call your mortgage company or enclose a copy of your tax bill with your next mortgage payment. Only the mortgage company or tax service can request your tax information.
Not Receiving a Tax Bill?
While the collecting treasurer is to send tax bills out to all known taxpayers, if the tax bill is returned due to bad address or name, as the property owner you are still liable for the tax. (MCL 211.44) Not receiving a tax bill, does not alleviate the tax burden. If you have not received a tax bill or have received late bills, you should check with the assessor to confirm that they have the correct owner name and address for billing purposes.
Licenses may be purchased year around at the Township, Kent County Animal Shelter and various veterinary offices . 1 year and 3 year licenses are available depending on the rabies expiration date. Call 616-632-7300 or visit www.accesskent.com