Treasurer

Treasurer - Katy Austin

Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9-3

Taxes ~ Summer Tax Info

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TAXES

Nelson Township is authorized to collect property taxes for two school districts; Cedar Springs Public Schools and Tri County Area Schools.  When a property has a homestead exemption, i.e. there is no tax collected for any school operating expenses, that line item will read $.00.

Summer
Summer taxes are mailed on July 1, payable without interest or penalties until September 14.
Cedar Springs Schools plus Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College, State Education and Kent County Operational are collected on summer (July 1) bill.

Winter
Winter taxes are mailed on December 1, payable without penalties until February 14.
Tri County school district, plus millage for the Township, the Kent District Library, Kent County Jail, Kent County Senior, Montcalm Intermediate School District and Montcalm Community College are collected on the winter (December 1) bill. The winter bill may also include Kent County Drain assessments.

 

WINTER TAX INFORMATION

Tax Collection Hours:
Due February 14th. Cedar Springs Schools plus Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College, State Education and Kent County Operational are collected on summer (July 1) bill.

Monday through Thursday  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

There is a drop box at the Township Hall’s main entrance for your convenience.

Credit Card Payments:
Nelson Township does not accept payment by credit card.  This is offered as an option to the payer.
To pay taxes by phone using your credit card, call toll-free (800) 272-9829.  Accepted credit cards are Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and AMEX. Pay your taxes online...

  1. Enter Jurisdiction Code 3282
  2. Press 1 to pay property tax
  3. Enter payment information
  4. Enter credit card information
*Callers making a payment by phone will be charged a 3% convenience fee based on the amount of their transaction.  The fee is paid to Official Payment Corporation.  The Township does not receive any fee.  


Deferred Payments:
For those who qualify for Deferred Payment of their Summer Taxes, applications are now
available at the Nelson Township Treasurer's office. Filing of this form is voluntary. However,
your tax due date will not be extended unless it is certified each year with the Township Treasurer
by September 14.

NOTE: The State of Michigan has increased the qualify amount to $40,000.


Qualifications:
A. Household income for the preceding calendar year did not exceed $40,000 and you must qualify
for the deferment provided in the General Property Tax Act as noted: Senior Citizen (62 years
old), Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Blind, Eligible Service person, Veteran or Widow, Totally and
Permanently Disabled.

B. Agricultural: You own the property, which is classified as an agricultural real property, and
the gross receipts of agricultural or horticultural operations in the previous year (or average gross
receipts for such operations in the previous three years) is not less than your household income for
the preceding calendar year. In other words, your farm income was greater than your income from
other employment.


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