Treasurer

 

2018 Winter Taxes will be mailed out on December 1, 2018 and are due on February 14, 2019.  On March 1, 2019, all 2018 taxes are turned over to the Berrien County Treasurer's Office for collection, and there will be additional penalty and interest due. 

 

 

Taxes are payable by check or by cash.  Credit Cards payments are not accepted.

 

 

 

PLEASE MAKE THE DATE ON YOUR CHECK THE DATE YOU MAIL IT OR DELIVER IT TO THE TOWNSHIP.  WE CANNOT ACCEPT POST-DATED CHECKS, OR 'HOLD' YOUR TAX CHECK TO CASH AT A LATER DATE

 


 

 

 

PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO PROPERTY OWNERS AT:

 


https://www.is.bsasoftware.com

 

Click on link and follow the steps to sign up to view your property tax infomation.

 


 

 

Berrien County Partner with Area Financial

Institutions to Launch Tax Savings Account Program

 

Five Berrien County, Michigan financial institutions introduced new savings accounts this week to help residents save for their property taxes.

 

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski approached the local banks and credit unions about the concept of creating a tax savings account.  Witkowski said the accounts will help property owners save for their property tax bills.

 

“When residents are able to pay their property taxes on time, taxpayers end up saving hundreds of thousand dollars per year,” said Witkowski

 

Witkowski said the number of people who become delinquent on their property taxes has increased since the great recession” Even though our economy has improved, the number of people still delinquent remains just over 10%, Witkowski said.

 

The new Tax Savings Account is available at Edgewater, United Federal Credit Union, New Buffalo Savings, Honor Credit Union and 1st Source Bank

    

STOP IN AN START SAVING TODAY

 

 

 

 

Bret Witkowski

Berrien County Treasurer     

 

 

 



Michael Klug, Treasurer

Current Term: 11/20/2016 – 11/20/2020

Phone: 429-2501

Email:

mklug(_AT_)royaltontownship.org

 

Mary Zwar, Deputy Treasurer

Phone: 429-2501

Email:

mzwar(_AT_)royaltontownship.org


mzwar(_AT_)royaltontownship.org

 

 

  

Facing Foreclosure? Berrien Treasurer Can Help!

 

St. Joseph, MI – Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski will meet with property owners who are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes. Those who owe 2016 and/or 2017 taxes can set up a monthly payment plan to avoid foreclosure.

 

Last year over 400 property owners avoided foreclosure by signing up for a monthly payment plan. This program has served to benefit property owners and allow them to avoid forfeiting their properties with an overall success rate of 92%.

 

If you are unable to come to either the Treasurer’s St. Joseph office (at 701 Main Street) during normal office hours of 8:30-5:00 PM, or the Niles office on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 12:00 PM, Treasurer Witkowski has set special times when you can meet with him in Niles, Three Oaks, and Benton Harbor.  For questions please call 269-983-7111, Ext 8569.

 

The times and dates for these meetings will be held at the following locations to add convenience to Berrien County property owners.

 

January 26th              Niles Public Library                    11:00 AM- 3:00 PM   

                                 620 E. Main Street

                                 Niles, MI 49120

 

February 14th            Three Oaks Public Library             5:00 PM-7:00 PM

                                 3 N Elm Street

                                 Three Oaks, MI 49128

 

March 2nd                  Benton Harbor City Hall                11:00 AM-3:00 PM

                                 200 E. Wall Street

                                 Benton Harbor, MI 49022

 

By law, you need to pay your 2016 and prior unpaid taxes, or enter into a payment plan, or your property will be foreclosed April 1st, 2019.  If the delinquent taxes are not paid or made subject to a payment plan by April 1, 2019, then the Treasurer cannot do anything under the law to allow you to keep your property.  So please take advantage of this opportunity to save your property.

                          

       

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Bret Witkowski

BerrienCounty Treasurer     

 

 

 



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