TRISH MEHNEY – Treasurer
treasurer@longlaketownship.com

BETTY DELL – Deputy Treasurer
deptreas@longlaketownship.com

8870 North Long Lake Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49685
Phone: 231-534-4279

“By statute, the township treasurer is required to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the township or which are required by law to be paid into the township treasury and to pay over and account for the funds according to law or township board decision.  The treasurer is the township’s agent for collecting taxes.” Michigan Townships’ Association

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING YOUR TAXES

Statement of Right to Appeal/non-Principal Residence Only “You have the right to appear at the July and/or December Boards of Review for principal residence and agricultural exemptions. Call Angela Friske, Assessor at 231-946-2249 to be placed on the schedule for July and/or December Boards of Review.”

NOTICE:  While the township offices are closed on Mondays we do accept payment through the mail, using the postmark date (for summer and winter original due dates only), by drop box located near the entrance to the Township Hall, or by e-check or credit card. Postmarks are not allowed for February 28th due dates.  Credit card and e-check payments require a service fee that goes directly to the facilitating company.

Late Payment of Taxes: On March 1st of each year, the prior year’s property taxes are to be paid to Grand Traverse County Treasurer, 400 Boardman, Traverse City, MI  49685.  Please call that office at 231-922-4735 to obtain your correct balance due with penalties and interest.

You Can Now View Your Tax Information and Pay Your Taxes Online! Go to View/Pay Taxes Online.

To pay your property taxes by phone at the Township Office, call (231) 946-2249.

THE TOWNSHIP TREASURER

  • Collects real and personal property taxes

  • Collects all township receipts

  • Keeps bank records of township revenues and expenditures

  • Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles

  • Is responsible for delinquent personal property and buildings on leased land

  • Serves on the Board of Trustees

DOCUMENTS-ON-DEMAND

DOCUMENT LINKS BELOW

Summer Deferred Tax Form
View and Pay Taxes Online
Property Tax Statistics

GENERAL TAX INFORMATION

1. Summer taxes may be paid July 1st through the due date identified on the front of this bill without interest. Exception: properties with summer deferred forms on file in my office. These forms MUST be filled out annually.

2. 1% interest will be assessed on the day following the due date. The administration fee is not included in the interest calculations.

3. Beginning October 1st, an additional 1% per month will be added on the first day of each month to the unpaid balance. Please call my office for amount due if paid after the initial due date.

4. Partial payments are accepted any time after July 1st.

5. An additional 3% penalty will be added after the February winter tax due date on ALL properties.

6. On MARCH 1st, all taxes on REAL PROPERTY are considered delinquent and must be paid to

Grand Traverse County Treasurer,
400 Boardman
Traverse City, MI 49685.

The County Treasurer will charge additional fees each month.
You may phone them at 231-922-4735 for your correct pay-off amount.

1. Winter taxes may be paid December 1st through the due date identified on the front of this bill without penalty

2. Partial payments are accepted any time after December 1st.

3. A 3% penalty will be added after the February winter tax due date.

4. On MARCH 1st, all taxes on REAL PROPERTY are considered delinquent and must be paid to

Grand Traverse County Treasurer
400 Boardman
Traverse City, MI 49685.

The County Treasurer will charge additional fees each month.
You may phone them at 231-922-4735 for your correct pay-off amount.

1. Please check your property description. The township is not responsible if taxes are paid on the wrong description. If there is an error, contact the township Assessor.

2. Failure to send or receive a tax notice/bill shall not in any way prejudice the right to collect or enforce the payment of any tax. Please make sure your address is correct.

3. Check processing information: In accordance with Federal Reserve Board guidelines, personal checks that you send us for payment may be processed electronically. This means that checks generally clear faster, banks no longer return checks and bank statements are valid proof of payment.

4. If summer taxes, or any part of summer taxes, are not paid by the time the winter tax bills are sent, you will find a reminder message on the bottom of the winter bill under current amount due. The remaining balance is subject to an additional 1% per month fee until paid in full. Please call the office for the amount due if paid after the end of the month.

5. Checks are accepted only as conditional payment of taxes. If the bank does not honor a check, a second attempt will be made to deposit this check. If returned a second time, the tax is considered unpaid and will be restored to the tax roll. At this time a new will be sent to you. A service charge may be applied to checks returned from the bank.

6. Credit Card / e-check payments may be made via www.longlaketownship.com, in the Treasurer’s office or by phone. Please be aware that there is a fee that is assessed by the facilitating company to use a credit card / e-check. This fee does not come back to the township.

7. Taxes on property are calculated on the Taxable Value, for the calendar year (January 1st-December 31st) for which they are issued.

8. You have the right to appear at the July and/or December Boards of Review for principal residence and/or agricultural exemptions. To appeal, contact the township Assessor immediately upon receipt of your tax bill.

By law, interest will be assessed on taxes not paid by the due date. However, payment of summer taxes may be deferred without penalty or interest until the day winter taxes are due in February for the principal residence of any taxpayer who meets the following:

1. Senior Citizen 62 years or older; OR paraplegic or quadriplegic, OR Totally and Permanently Disabled, OR an eligible serviceperson(widow(er)), eligible veteran(widow(er)), OR blind

2. and in either situation, the household income does not exceed $40,000 per year.  Applications for Deferment are available at the link on the the left side of this page or at the Treasurer’s Office and must be returned to our office by Sept. 15th.

If your taxes are escrowed a copy of this bill has been sent to your escrow/mortgage company.  Since YOU are responsible for the payment of this tax bill it would be advised that you send a copy of this tax bill with your next mortgage payment or verify that your taxes have been paid by or before the due date.  If I have you listed with an escrow company in my system it will be listed on the bottom of the tax bill next to the words “Mort Code”.  If you do NOT have a 5 letter code next to “Mort Code” a copy of your bill has NOT been sent to your mortgage company.  Please call if you have questions.

PAYING TAXES ONLINE

We now offer the ability for you to view your own tax information, free of charge. Click on the green ‘Property Search’ tab up at the top of any page.