Township Services

2020 Winter Property Taxes
Snow Forest Road

A message from the Treasurer

Winter 2020 taxes have been mailed. The in person tax payment hours are Monday’s 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursday’s 12:00pm-5:00pm.


Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the area this year, like everything else, tax payments need to be a little different. The Township now has a secure drop box outside the Township Hall that can be utilized at any time, other than cash payments. As always you can mail in your payment or pay online. We are asking that you not come into the Treasurer’s office unless is absolutely necessary. You do not need to pay in person to receive a receipt. Receipts can be mailed, emailed or faxed. Please note on your tax slip you would like a receipt. For questions, you can email me @ or call 231-689-1385.


Nothing about this year is “normal” and we know this is frustrating and an inconvenience to you as well as myself and my Deputy Jan. That being, said we all need to take precautions to keep everyone safe. Thank you for understanding and please stay healthy and well.


If you have tax bill questions ​​or need to change your mailing address, please contact us by calling  231-689-1385, click here or email

Notice Important Dates


February 14, 2020 is the last day to pay your 2019 Winter tax payments without penalty.

March 2, 2020 is the last day to pay your 2019 Winter taxes at the Township.


Late 2020 Winter Taxes (payments after March 3, 2021) and payments for prior years must be paid through the Newaygo County Treasurer, reachable at 231-689-7230.  Before visiting, please call the Newaygo County Treasurer for an updated amount owing, including interest before paying your tax bill.  To pay in person, please visit the county building at 1087 Newell St., White Cloud, MI 49349.


3 Easy Ways to Pay


1. Pay in person:

The Treasurer's hours are:

Monday 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours for 2020 Winter tax payments:

Monday February 15, 2021: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Monday March 01, 2021:     9:00AM-5:00PM

If you are paying in person at the above address please call beforehand to ensure the Treasurer is available on the day you are planning to visit.

2. Pay by Mail:

Address to remit Payment:

2815 S. Elm Ave.
White Cloud, MI 49349

Please DO NOT send cash in the mail.


3. Pay Online:

The Township is now accepting accepting tax payments using your credit card, debit card, or electronic check!  Paying your property taxes is quick, and secure and is as simple as paying your other bills online!


Here's how:


1. Click on the 'Pay Taxes Online' button below. You will be directed to our partner's secure website

2. Search for your parcel by last name and then select your parcel from the list displayed.

3. Make payment due under the Pay Taxes on this Parcel section found near the end of the record. Verify the Amount Due and the Amount Paying amounts then click the Pay Taxes button. You will be directed to Point & Pay's secure online site for payment processing.

Please note:  There is a convenience fee to pay online.  3% with a $2.00 minimum to use a debit/credit card and $3.00 fee up to $10,000.00 and $10 over $10,000 for eChecks.


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