When are my taxes due?
Summer taxes and 1% administrative fee are due on August 15. Payment of tax without penalty must be received prior to close of business (5:00 PM). If August 15, falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the tax is due on the following Monday. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE FOR POSTMARKS OR CHECK DATES. After 5:00 PM on the due date, a 4% penalty fee will be added to the tax bill. YOUR CHECK MUST CLEAR or payment is considered void.
Winter taxes and 1% administrative fee are due on February 14. Payment of tax without penalty must be received prior to close of business (5:00 PM). If February 14, falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the tax is due on the following Monday.
For your convenience, if you need to drop a payment off after regular office hours, there is a drop box by the front door of City Hall.
The City is able to accept partial payments on taxes. Senior citizens (age 62 with an annual income under $40,000) are eligible for tax deferment (a later due date) the forms are on file with the City Treasurer for the current tax year. These forms must be renewed every year.
All Personal Property taxes are payable to “City of Plainwell” at City Hall. If your businesses is closed or closing, you must contact the City Assessor at 269-685-6821 to have your name removed from the tax roll, so no additional taxes are assessed to the parcel.
When buying a residence, please be sure to complete and submit your Property Transfer Affidavit and/or Homestead Property Tax Affidavit in order to receive your Homestead Tax Exemption. These forms should be completed at the time of closing but extra affidavits are available on the download page. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
If you have changed mortgage companies recently, you may want to contact us to verify that your taxes have been paid.