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Treasurer Information « Bainbridge Township

Bainbridge Township
7315 Territorial Road
Watervliet, MI 49098
Phone: (269) 468-8040
Fax: (269) 468-3498


Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:

7:30 am – 12:30 pm  March-Nov

8:00 am-12:30 pm Dec-Feb


Building/Zoning Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday:

7:30 am – 9:30 am March-Nov

8:00 am-10:00 am Dec-Feb


Assessor Hours:

Monday & Tuesday:

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Treasurer Information

Nancy Weber


Phone: 269 468-8040

ext. 13

Fax: 269 468-3498
Beth Leep

Deputy Treasurer

Phone: 269 468-8040

ext. 13

Fax: 269 468-3498


 To get an online copy of your tax bill, click the link below and choose “Current Tax Search” left hand side of the page

To calculate your taxes based on your new assessment notice click the link below:


Property Tax Assistance

Berrien County has partnered with 5 area financial institutions to create a Tax Savings Account Program (like a Christmas Club Account) to help residents save for their property taxes.  The program is available at Edgewater, United Federal Credit Union, New Buffalo Savings, Honor Credit Union and 1st Source Bank.

Tax Structure

The following table provides a look at the taxes currently levied. Property tax is based upon your Taxable Value (NOT Assessed Value) found on your annual Assessment Notice.

Community Millage’s for all Residents:

                                                       Summer       Winter

Spec Voted Museum                                            0.2500

Township General                                               0.7387

County General                             4.7680

911 System                                                         0.4495

Law Enforcement                                                 0.3496

Senior Centers                                                     0.2997

County Parks                                                       0.0999

Lake Michigan College                  2.2654

Total                                          7.0334             2.1874


Intermediate School District for all Residents:


                                                  Summer       Winter

 RESA General                                                 0.1743

RESA Special Ed.                                             2.1934

Heritage Southwest ISD                                 0.1999

Heritage Southwest Special Ed.                     2.0028

State Education                         6.0000

Total                                        6.0000           4.5704


Library (if applicable):     

                                              Summer          Winter

 Dowagiac                                                           1.6771


Your School District:                                                    

                                          Summer               Winter                                                                 

Benton Harbor                   2.0000

Coloma                                                          3.9221

Dowagiac                                                       5.1000

Eau Claire                                                      2.8000

Watervliet                          5.3594

Note: Non-Homestead Rate adds up to 18.00 Mills to above figure for your school district.  Dowagiac rate is 17.9426


To calculate your taxes, take your Taxable Value from your Assessment Notice and multiply by your Community, ISD, Library and School Mills.

Example: Taxable Value X Total Mills =  Property Tax


Tax Deferment Forms are available at the Bainbridge Township Hall or at the following link: Deferment of Summer Taxes  The form must he completed each year in order to have taxes deferred without penalty in any given year. The form must be filed with the Bainbridge Township Treasurer’s office no later than September 14 to receive the deferral. Property that is classified or used as agricultural property may qualify if the gross receipts of the age or horticultural operation in the previous year (or the average gross receipts in the previous 3 years) are not less than the household income of the owner for the preceding calendar year.

If you are a senior citizen (62 years of age), or a paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible service person, vertean or eligible widow, blind person, a permanently disabled person, with a household income of $40,000 or less, and you filed a summer deferment your summer tax bill is due by February 14, without penalty or interest.

What if my taxes are escrowed with a mortgage company? You should have received a duplicate tax notice with a “Do Not Pay” bottom portion. If you received the original bill, please call our office immediately! Call (269) 468-8040 ext. 13.

What if I no longer own this property? Never throw out a tax bill! Please mail the tax bill back to the Township immediately with information on ownership.

What if I am selling this property? If you are selling this property, either return the bill to the Township office with a note or take it with you to the closing.

What can I do to help assure that my payment was applied to my property? ALWAYS INCLUDE THE BOTTOM, BAR-CODED PORTION OF YOUR TAX BILL WITH YOUR PAYMENT to assure that your payment was properly credited to your property.

When are my  taxes due? The payment due date is always located  on both your summer and winter tax bills.  Pay by the due date to avoid a penalty. Postmarks are not accepted. When making your payment by mail, please allow an additional 7 to 10 days to avoid having it returned to you for late payment.

How do I get a paid receipt?

  1. If you want a paid receipt you MUST enclose the entire bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The top portion will be stamped paid and returned to you in the mail.
  2. When paying in person, bring in the entire bill and the top will be stamped paid and returned as your receipt.

Make checks payable to and mail payment to: BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP TREASURER, 7315 Territorial Rd., Watervliet, MI 49098.

Please verify that your name and address are correct.

If they are not, please fill out the correct information inside the box on the lower portion of notice.


Poverty exemptions must be filed by September 14.  You may obtain the form from the Bainbridge Township Hall or at the following link:

Poverty Exemption Affidavit.