Winter tax deadline Feb. 14

Pay in person, mail or online.
The sign in the Laketown Township office, 4338 Beeline Road, directing people where to pay their taxes.

The deadline to pay winter tax bills is Wednesday, Feb. 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. There is a 3 percent fee on credit/debit cards and $3 fee on e-checks.
  • By mail to Laketown Township Treasurer, 4338 Beeline Road, Holland, MI 49423. Postmarks on envelopes are not valid to determine deadline.
  • Online through the township website here. You can go to 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 the blue button.

After Feb. 14, penalties apply. The last day to pay summer/winter taxes is Feb. 29. All unpaid taxes as of March 1 will be turned over to the Allegan County Treasurer for collection.

As of Thursday, Feb. 8, the township has received about 86 percent of tax dollars, according to Deputy Treasurer Charlene Fields.

Where your taxes go

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.

If you have any questions, call the township hall at (616) 335-3050.