Generally, summer taxes are due by September 14th and winter taxes are due by February 14th. The exact dates may vary slightly due to weekends and holidays.
To view/pay your property taxes: click on the link and log in (top right corner) with a user name & password:
View/Pay Property Tax
The South Arm Township along with BS&A have partnered with Point & Pay, a company that will offer on line payment options. Credit/Debit card payments will incur a Property Tax Convenience fee of 3% of the total payment; an E-check will incur a $3.00 flat fee up to $10,000 / $10.00 over $10,000. All of the above mentioned fees are collected and retained by Point & Pay.
Please take note* if you are paying your property taxes past the due date; any interest or penalty incurred will be paid to the township in addition to the fees that Point & Pay will be administering if you use their service.
Depending on the volume of daily mail, the treasurer is usually in office throughout the week to handle collections and post payments. If you would like to pay taxes in person, please call and set up an appointment.
Summer taxes are due Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017 and Winter taxes are due Wed. Feb. 14, 2018. On those days, the treasurer’s office will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for anyone wishing to pay their taxes in person to avoid paying interest and/or penalty. Starting 9-15-17 a 1% interest per month will be added. Feb.15th through Feb. 28th additional 3% is added. On March 1, 2018 Unpaid Taxes become delinquent, and the Township will no longer accept payment. Please call County Treasurer @ 1-800-548-9157 to find out the amount due.
Multiple parcels (in same season) can be paid with one check, but please do not combine your Winter & Summer Taxes in one check.
Mortgage Escrows: Tax information will be forwarded to your bank, per their request. Property owners receive an original bill, mortgage companies receive a copy.
Receipts are provided upon request only. To request a receipt, there are several options: simply make a note on your payment stub, go to https://www.accessmygov.com/?uid=1020 and print your bills and receipts, e-mail request to: email@example.com or call 231-536-2900.
Postmarks are NOT accepted by South Arm Township as on time payment. Please be sure to allow time for delivery of your payment. Unfortunately, your mail no longer comes direct to East Jordan. All mail goes through Traverse City first, which results in late payments, so please send your payment in before the due date allowing at least 5 days for delivery.
Address corrections: Please update as soon as possible to avoid a delay in receiving your tax bill.
Board of Review (BOR) Corrections: Corrections for the current billing year (July & Dec.) will be made within a week of the Board of Review meetings that are held in July & Dec. If you know you are on the docket, please refrain from paying your tax bill until the BOR meets. This will expedite the process of change without delay and unnecessary refunds. Prior year BOR corrections are handled by the Charlevoix County Treasurer’s office; contact their office for inquiries at 231/547-7202.