The deadline to pay summer taxes is Thursday, Sept. 14.
You can pay taxes in several ways:
- In person with cash, check or credit/debit card by stopping by the Laketown Township office, 4338 Beeline Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- By mail at Laketown Township Treasurer, 4338 Beeline Road, Holland, MI 49423. Postmarks on envelopes are not valid to determine deadline.
- Online through the township website. You can go the website at www.laketowntwp.org, scroll down on the home page and click on “Taxes” the scroll to “Pay taxes online here” and click on “here.”
After Sept. 14, penalties apply.
Residents often question where tax dollars are spent.
Most of the taxes collected (61 percent) go to fund the schools (including the Ottawa Intermediate School District). The two mills for the Fire, Roads, and Drains have been in place since the mid-1960s and are renewed every two years by a vote of the residents.
Township operating revenue goes toward wages (other than the fire department), insurance, parks and cemetery maintenance, building maintenance, utilities, legal fees, and the other expenses associated with running a township.
For more information, call (616) 335-3050.