General Information

The Treasurer’s Office is required by law to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the Township and those which are required by law to be paid into the Township Treasury. The Treasurer is also required to pay out funds to local school districts. In Williamstown Township, these include Williamston, Okemos, Haslett, Perry, Ingham Intermediate Schools, Shiawassee RESD and Lansing Community College. Other governmental units also receive tax money from Williamstown Township, according to the district’s tax rate.

 

Summer Taxes: Summer taxes are mailed out every year on July 1st. The due date is September 14th by 5pm (or next business day if that day falls on a weekend or holiday).  After that date, 1% interest charge is added to the balance due, as well as on the first of each month the obligation remains unpaid. On February 14, a 3% penalty will also be added to the amount still owed. On March 1st, any unpaid balance will be turned over as delinquent to the Ingham County Treasurer.

Winter Taxes: Winter taxes are mailed out every year on December 1st. The due date is February 14th by 5pm (or next business day if that day falls on a weekend or holiday).  After that date, a 3% penalty is added to the amount due. On March 1st, any unpaid balance will be turned over as delinquent to the Ingham County Treasurer.

Personal Property Taxes: Personal Property taxes are collected by the Treasurer's office year-round. Ingham County is not involved in collecting delinquent personal property taxes. If you need to make arrangements to pay these taxes, give the Township Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer a call.

 

Treasurer Statutory Duties

  • Collects real and personal property taxes
  • Keeps an account of township
    receipts (revenues) and expenditures
  • Disburses township checks
  • Deposits township revenues
    in approved depositories
  • Invests township funds
    in approved investment vehicles
  • Collects delinquent personal property tax
  • Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting delinquent personal property tax
  • Collects mobile home specific tax
  • Must appoint a deputy

"Duties" Courtesy of the Michigan Township Association

Audit Reports - Financial Report for fiscal year ending March 31, 2014