The Township operates on a January 1 to December 31 fiscal year. Property taxes attach as an enforceable lien on property on December 31 of the year preceding the levy and are levied on December 1 and are payable without interest on or before the following February 14. The Township bills and collects its own property taxes and also collects taxes for the intermediate and local school districts and the County.
The County has established a Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund, which pays all real property taxes, returned delinquent to the County Treasurer as of March 1, each year. This Fund pays all cities, school districts, villages, townships and the County general fund for the full amount of taxes levied against real property. It is anticipated that the County will continue to reimburse the Township for any uncollected taxes, but there is no assurance that this will be the case since the County is not obligated to continue this fund in future years. Uncollected personal property taxes must be collected by the Township and have been negligible.