Debra K. Buckowing, Treasurer
Laura Bouchard, Deputy Treasurer
The Thornapple Township Treasurer is responsible for disbursing Township funds as well as administering all property taxes. Thornapple Township currently has two tax collection times, summer and winter taxes.
The Treasurer’s office is open during the normal business hours of the township. Special hours for tax collection will be posted.
State Education Tax as required by law. Summer taxes also include all of the Barry County operating millage as required by law.
Thornapple Kellogg Operating and Debt; Caledonia Community Schools Operating and Debt; Kent Intermediate School District general education, special education and vocational education; Grand Rapids Community College Operating; Charlton Park, Commission on Aging, 911 Central Dispatch, and Thornapple Manor; and Thornapple Township operating, emergency services operations and TTES bonds.
It is the policy of Thornapple Township to mail one copy of the tax bill. If you have an escrow account for taxes your mortgage firm must request a tax bill each and every time they are due. If the mortgage company does not ask the township for your bill, then it is mailed to you at your last known address. If you do receive your tax bill instead of your mortgage company, please forward your bill to them immediately so that your bill can be paid in a timely manner.
Payments are receipted on the business day they are received in the office. We recommend that you allow seven days for mail handling. If you wish a paid receipt, you should enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment. Payments may be placed in the drop box located off the front foyer of the Township Hall, this secure box option is available 24 hours a day. Please make checks payable to Thornapple Township and mail to P.O. Box 459, Middleville 49333. A pre-printed return envelope is mailed with all tax bills sent directly to property owners. Payment must be received in our office by the last date of the collection period as we do not accept postmarks.
Deferment of Summer Taxes:
Forms for Deferment of Summer Taxes are available here or at the Township Treasurer's office during regular business hours, Monday-Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
1. Certain conditions apply; specific criteria for deferring summer taxes is available on the form
2. Completed deferment forms must be submitted to the Township Treasurer by 5pm on September 14th, 2017
3. Deferred summer taxes must be paid on or before February 14, 2018 to avoid penalty and interest