The Township Treasurer must carry out responsibilities in various monetary areas important to the efficient fiscal operation of Township government. The MISSION of the Treasurer is to be responsive to the needs of the public and maintain a staff that is knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous.
It is imperative that the Township Treasurer maintain accurate records of all income, receipts, and disbursements. In addition, deposits are promptly recorded and any excess funds are invested in secure, interest bearing instruments which are outlined in the Township Investment Policy. By law the Township must have a written Investment Policy.
By statue the Treasurer is custodian of all monies belonging to the Township. The Treasurer must provide a system of checks and balances in the financial affairs with sound cash management practices being constantly followed. Every dollar earned in interest is important revenue to our budget. The Board members also receive a monthly “Approved Payment Report” showing all the checks that were written and are to be written for the month. All financial records are audited annually by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm.
Duties of Treasurer Department:
· Collect all monies due the township.
· Deposit all township monies.
· Invest all monies to meet the cash flow needs of the Township.
· Administer and collect all specials and special assessment districts monies.
· Responsible for producing, mailing and collecting all winter and summer taxes.
· Distribute tax monies to each receiving governmental unit in a timely manner.
· Settle with county treasurer each March for the past tax year.
· Run or sign all township payroll and accounts payable checks.
2020 Tax Year
We can no longer accept 2020 property tax payments at Spring Arbor Township. Please contact the Jackson County Treasurers Office at 517-788-4418 for 2019 property tax payment amounts.
2021 Tax Year
2021 Summer Taxes will be mailed on July 1, 2021. If your taxes are part of an escrow account, the bill will be mailed to your escrow holder. Summer taxes are due by September 14, 2021. If you feel you should have gotten a bill in the mail and have not, please contact the treasurer’s office.
2021 Winter Taxes will be mailed on December 1, 2021, and due by February 15, 2022. Again, if your taxes are part of an escrow account, the bill will be mailed to your escrow holder. If you feel you should have gotten a winter bill and did not, please contact the treasurer’s office.
On March 1, 2022, unpaid taxes for the 2021 tax season will be turned over to the County Treasurer’s office for collection. To pay these taxes, you need to call the Jackson County Treasurer at 517-788-4418. They will be able to give you the current amount owed.