Taxpayer General Information
- The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes
- Property Owners receive tax bills twice a year around July 1 and December 1
- Tax bills are always due on September 14 and February 14 unless the 14th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday then they are due the next business day
- Mail must be postmarked by due date
- Interest fees begin September 15 and February 15
- Taxes become delinquent on March 1st of each year and tax bills are passed on to the County Treasurer, who will levy additional late fees. Those payments are not updated on this website.
- Make checks payable to: Blue Lake Township
- Cash payments must be for the exact amount
- There is a drop box at the Township Hall’s main entrance.
- Property owners are responsible for notifying the Treasurer if their mailing address changes. Taxes are due whether or not the bill is received
Mortage and/or Title Company Information
- Requests for Summer/Winter tax bill payment information can be made during office hours or by Fax (231) 587-4066
- We have no specials assessments or water, sewer bills
- A PDF file containing the current Paid/Unpaid Report is availabe at the right.
- Assessed and Taxable Values are also available at the right.
- Prior year tax payment information is available at www.kalkaskacounty.net. Scroll down to locate Property Serach in the left hand column, enter the Tax Property Number or call the Kalkaska County Treasurer’s Office at (231) 258-3310
An owner of eligible property may file a completed summer property tax deferment with our office before September 14. A valid deferment permits summer property taxes to be paid on or before February 14 without any additional penalty and interest.
Taxpayers may defer their summer property tax, on their principal residence, if they meet the following criteria:
- Has a total gross household income of $40,000 or less for the preceding tax year, AND
- Is totally and permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic, OR
- Is an eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower, OR
- Is at least age 62
Requests for application can be made in person during regular office hours, by mail phone or fax. Or applications are available on line at the Michigan Department of Treasury, type Form 471 in the search box for the application and two pages of FAQs.
Hardship / Poverty Exemption is also available if you meet certain income requirements. This can be found on the Board of Review web page.