Treasurer/Taxes

CHRISTOPHER TIPPEN

 

CHRISTOPHER TIPPEN treasurer@hadleytownship.org
CHRISTOPHER TIPPEN
treasurer@hadleytownship.org

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

  • Collect all monies due the township.
  • Deposit all township monies.
  • Invest all monies to meet the cash flow needs of the Township.
  • Administer and collect all specials and special assessment districts monies.
  • Responsible for producing, mailing and collecting all winter and summer taxes.
  • Distribute tax monies to each receiving governmental unit in a timely manner.
  • Settle with county treasurer each March for the past tax year.
  • Sign all township payroll and accounts payable checks.
  • One of five voting members on the township board.
  • Set policies and ordinances.
  • Attend special board meetings as needed.
  • Cemetery Administration.
  • Prepares and maintains records.
  • Manages the sale of lots.
  • Prepares lot deeds.
  • Prepares legal documents for transfer of burial rights and other documents related to cemetery operations.
  • Maintains the cemeteries’ grounds.

TAX INFORMATION

PROPERTY TAX BILLS

Property Tax Bills are mailed twice each year. The State Education Tax
bill, as well as the county’s tax bill, is sent out on July 1 and is payable
through September 14 in order to avoid any interest penalty. Winter
Property Taxes (township, local school taxes) are payable from December
1 through the end of township business hours on the last day of February.
Hadley Township cannot accept past-due property tax payments and has
no authority to waive any part of the tax, penalty, interest, or any other
related fee. Contact the County Treasurer for delinquent tax information.

Drop Box Payment

A drop box is located at the main entrance to the Hadley Township
Offices. Prepare your payment as if you were going to mail it, then deposit
your payment in the drop box at your convenience. Do not deposit cash in
the drop box.

Checks

Please write your telephone number and your Property I.D. Number on your check for reference. Payment will be recorded on the date received not the date it is postmarked or the date the check is written. Payments deposited in the drop box at the main entrance of the Township Hall are posted the day they are removed from the box. Do not deposit cash in the drop box. Checks are accepted only as a conditional payment. If not honored by the bank, the tax is unpaid and subject to penalties and interest.

To Pay by Mail

Make checks payable and mail to:
Hadley Township Treasurer
4293 Pratt Rd.
P.O. Box 227
Hadley, MI
48440

To Pay in Person

Bring your tax bill to the Township Offices along with payment. Office hours are Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am 12:00 noon. A drop box is available at the main entrance to the Township Offices for after-hours payments.

ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

Please examine your tax bill closely to ensure accuracy. Please notify our office of any errors as soon as possible. Clerical errors, mutual mistakes of fact and omitted homestead exemptions may be corrected at the meeting of the Board of Review, provided the township is notified of the error prior to the meeting. After this meeting is held, errors on the tax bill cannot be corrected until the following year. Failure to receive your tax bill does not waive interest and/or penalties.

NAME AND ADDRESS CHANGE REQUESTS

Change of name and/or address should be promptly reported. If you have sold your property and received a statement in error, please forward the statement to the new owner or return it to the Treasurer’s Office with correction(s) of name and/or address. Since assessments are required by law to be set at 50% of market value, they will continue to change if the sale prices of homes and property in the area change. As long as you continue to own your property, however, the taxable value on which you pay taxes, is capped and cannot increase more than 5% in a single year, even though your assessment may increase by unlimited amounts. The cap
that prevents taxable value from increasing more than 5% (or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower) is set each year by state officials and is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Taxes are levied on Taxable Value NOT Assessed value.

SUMMER DEFERMENT

Filing a summer deferment extends your tax due date without penalty or interest charges until FEBRUARY 14TH. YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPT. 15TH TO FILE YOUR INTENT TO DEFER.
To Qualify: An individual has to certify that their gross household income for the preceding calendar year did not exceed $40,000 AND MEET ONE OF THE CRITERIA BELOW:

  • 62 years of age or older.
  • The unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age
    or older at the time of death.
  • Paraplegic or Quadriplegic
  • Eligible Service person, Eligible Veteran, Eligible Widow or Widower
  • Blind person
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled

PROPERTY TRANSFER

HOMESTEAD AFFIDAVIT EXEMPTION:
If you own and occupy a home, you should complete the Homestead Affidavit. If not, the homeowner is subject to an 18 mill increase in taxes.
Forms can be obtained at the Hadley Township Office.

PROPERTY TRANSFER AFFIDAVIT:
Must file to ensure property is assessed properly and receive the correct taxable value. Forms can be obtained at the Hadley Township Office.

REQUEST TO RESCIND/WITHDRAW A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:
When property is sold with a home, the seller must rescind on this property before claiming a Homestead Affidavit Exemption on another home. Forms can be obtained at the Hadley Township Office.

Poverty Exemptions

HADLEY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW POVERTY EXEMPTION APPLICATION IS FOR A REDUCTION IN PROPERTY ASSESSMENT BECAUSE OF INABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PUBLIC CHARGES. YOU MUST PROVIDE FEDERAL AND MICHIGAN TAX RETURNS FOR ALL PERSONS LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD, IF THEY FILED. YOU MUST ALSO PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR MICHIGAN HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FORM. All APPLICATIONS FOR POVERTY EXEMPTIONS SHOULD BE TO ADDRESSED THE TREASURER’S OFFICE BEFORE MARCH TO BE HEARD AT THE MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW.