Summer property tax bills: * Mailed on July 1st of each year * Due by September 14th of that year * Please make checks payable to "Bertrand Township Treasurer" and send to 3835 Buffalo Rd, Buchanan MI 49107 Payments may also be received at the Township Office during regular business hours or the drop box is available after hours *Just a reminder - postmarks are not accepted as date of payment*
Winter property tax bills: * Mailed on December 1st of each year * Due on or before February 16th of the following year * Beginning February 15th: A 3% penalty is added * March 1st and thereafter: Outstanding property tax amounts will be sent to the County as delinquent for continued collection efforts * Please make checks payable to "Bertrand Township Treasurer" and send to 3835 Buffalo Rd, Buchanan MI 49107 Payments may also be received at the Township Office during regular business hours or the drop box is available after hours * If you have NOT received your winter tax bill by the middle of December please contact the Township Office at 269.695.5001 * Just a reminder - postmarks are not accepted as date of payment*
Alldelinquentreal and personal property tax bills for 2015 or previous years must be paid to the "Berrien County Treasurer" Please contact the County Treasurer at 269-983-7111 ext 8569 to determine payoff amounts or status of outstanding taxes. To pay your delinquent taxes on line please visit: http://berriencounty.org/Treasurer/PayOnline
Dog Licenses: are available at the township hall from December 1 through the end of February The cost of a one year dog license for a male or female is $25. The cost for a spayed or neutered dog license is $10.
A current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spaying or neutering is required. Dog licenses are also available at the Berrien County Treasurer's Office and Berrien County Animal Control Office.
ASSESSOR: Angela Story The assessor is available in the office every Thursday from 9 am-noon. However, a record card can be obtained anytime by calling the township office during regular business hours. The assessor can also be reached at 269-207-2590.
Please be advised that every year the assessor visits 20% of the township's parcels to maintain and update the township records. Maintaining good records helps to insure the township from ever having to pay for an expensive reappraisal. Please be aware that updating the information does not result in higher property taxes. Due to Proposal A of 1994, a property's taxable value cannot increase more than the Consumer Price Index or 5% whichever is less, per year. The two exceptions to this is when a property has a transfer of ownership and/or something new was added. Currently the assessor is working in approximately sections 23 to 115.
LAND DIVISION: Land Division Applications and Land Combination Applications can be picked up in the township office or also printed from this link. Please see the list of requirements also. The assessor is available to answer any questions by calling 269-207-2590 or by calling the township office to set up an appointment to meet with her.