Treasurer's Office

Trish Roberts

Texas Township Treasurer

Treasurer Trish Roberts has served as a Texas Township Trustee for 4 years. 2016 marks Trish’s 36th year in Texas Township with almost all of that time as a resident on Crooked Lake.  Trish graduated from Western Michigan University in 1980 obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Accounting. In February 2016 Trustee Roberts earned her Master Citizen Planner Certification. She has worked as a business manager, accounting clerk and legal assistant for several area businesses and currently owns and manages Eagles Ridge Apartments in Battle Creek, a 108-unit community built in 1999/2000. 

Treasurer Roberts serves on the following committees: 

  • Design Review Committee
  • Feasibility Project Team
  • Fire Chief Search Committee
  • Planning/Zoning Administrator Search Committee

Tax Payments

The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of all property taxes. Property taxes are collected twice a year: once in the winter, and once in the summer. To look up current or previous tax payments, click here. 

Investments

The township has a comprehensive investment policy which focuses on investing public funds in a manner which will provide the highest investment return with the maximum security. To read more about the investment policy, click here. 

Accounting

The Treasurer assists the Clerk with managing accounts payable, payroll, issuing checks, and more day-to-day financial management tasks. 

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Tax Forms & Resources

Principal Residence Exemption Form

Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Active Duty Military Affidavit

Property Tax Estimator

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Affidavit

Property Transfer Affidavit Form L-4260 (2766)

Poverty Exemption Affidavit

Request to Rescind Personal Residence Exemption

Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)

Deferment of Summer Taxes

Temporary Address Change

Principal Residence Exemptions (aka Homestead Exemption), as defined by state law, is that portion of a dwelling or unit in a multiple-unit dwelling that is subject to taxation and is owned and occupied as a principle residence by the person claiming the exemption. Principal residence property also includes all of an owner’s unoccupied property classified as residential and contiguous to the dwelling that is owned and occupied as a principal residence by the owner of record. The deadline to file the Affidavit for taxes levied after December 31 is June 1 for the summer tax levy and November 1 for the winter tax levy. Principal residence properties are exempt from the tax levied by a local school district for school operating purposes to the extent provided under section 1211 of the revised school code, Act No. 451 of Public Acts 1976.

PRE Form

This form enables a person with an established Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) to retain the PRE while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces if the principal residence is rented or leased. Property that currently qualifies a principal residence will continue to qualify for three years after any portion of the dwelling or unit included in, or constituting the principal residence, is rented or leased to another person and is used as a residence. A copy of Active Duty Orders must be submitted with this Affidavit.

PRE Active Military Duty Form

Public Act 161 of 2013 enables honorably-discharged, 100% disabled veterans to be exempt from property taxes for real property used and owned as a homestead by the veteran or the unremarried surviving spouse of the veteran. The act requires that the disabled veteran or unremarried surviving spouse annually file an Affidavit with the Portage Office of the City Assessor prior to the completion of the December Board of Review (the Tuesday following the second Monday of December).

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Form

For all properties sold during the prior year, the current year Taxable Value will be “uncapped” and changed to the current year State Equalized Value of the property. There is no limitation on the amount of change in Taxable Value in the year after a property transfers. Thereafter, the cap goes back on the Taxable Value and increases in Taxable Value are limited to the capped value formula.

Property Transfer Affidavit Form

Proof of eligibility for the poverty exemption shall be provided to the board of review by supplying copies of federal and state income tax returns for all persons residing in the principal residence, including property tax credit returns, or by filing an affidavit for all persons residing in the residence who were not required to file federal or state income tax returns for the current or preceding tax year.

Poverty Exemption Affidavit

This form enables people who are selling or converting their home to another use to rescind their exemption. It also enables people to change the percentage that they occupy as their principal residence.

Request to Rescind PRE Form

The Conditional Rescission allows an owner to receive the principal residence exemption on his or her current Michigan property and on previously exempted property simultaneously if certain criteria are met. An owner may receive the principal residence exemption on the previous principal residence for up to three years if that property is not occupied, is for sale, is not leased, and is not used for any business or commercial purpose.

Conditional Rescission of PRE Form

2017 Tax Calendar

July 1, 2017 | Summer Property Tax Bills Mailed
September 14, 2017 | Summer Property Tax Bills Due
September 15, 2017 | 1% Interest Charge Added to all Late Summer Tax Bills
December 1, 2017 | Winter Property Taxes Mailed

Please Note: If your property taxes are escrowed through your mortgage company, your property tax bills will be sent directly to them. If you’d like a duplicate copy of your tax bill, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 269.375.1591 and they’d be happy to furnish you with a duplicate bill free of charge.

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Meet The Staff

Deputy Treasurer

The Deputy Treasurer and assists the Treasurer with collecting tax payments, overseeing the tax database, managing investment accounts, and more.

Tax Bill Breakdown

SET - State Education Tax

All School Districts: 6.0000 Mills

Kalamazoo County Operating Tax

All School Districts: 4.6871 Mills

Public Safety

All School Districts: 1.449100 Mills

KRESA ISD

Kalamazoo School District: 6.406600 Mills
Mattawan School District: N/A
Portage School District: 6.406600 Mills
Schoolcraft School District: 6.406600 Mills

KVCC

All School Districts: 2.813500 Mills

School Operating

All School Districts: 18.000000 Mills

School Debt

Kalamazoo School District: 6.950000 Mills
Mattawan School District: 7.240000 Mills
Portage School District: 5.800000 Mills
Schoolcraft School District: 7.500000 Mills

Library - Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo School District: 3.958300 Mills
Mattawan School District: N/A
Portage School District: N/A
Schoolcraft School District: N/A

Township Operating

All School Districts: 0.857000

Juvenille Home

All School Districts: 0.252800 Mills

County Transportation Authority

All School Districts: 0.400000 Mills

Fire Improvement

All School Districts: 0.499200 Mills

Library - Portage

Kalamazoo School District: N/A
Mattawan School District: N/A
Portage School District: 1.500000 Mills
Schoolcraft School District: N/A

County Housing Fund

All School Districts: 0.100000 Mills

VBISD

Kalamazoo School District: N/A
Mattawan School District: 5.972800 Mills
Portage School District: N/A
Schoolcraft School District: N/A

Admin Fee

All School Districts: 1% Admin Fee