Property/Local Tax Assessment – Payments – Collection
The Assessor, Ben Brousseau, holds office hours on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. You can reach Ben at 269-668-2615 ext 212 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are requesting parcel card information all data is available following the link below:
Below are many various tax and assessing forms that may be useful.
Ben Brousseau – Township Assessor
269-668-2615 ext 212 or 269-655-1144
Forms and Information:
- Address Update Form
- Farmland School Tax Exemption Form
- Principal Residence Exemption Form
- Property Transfer Affidavit
- Hardship Exemption Application
- Farmland School Tax Exemption Form Instructions
- Principal Residence Exemption Form Instructions
- Instructions Property Transfer Affidavit Form
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Property Addresses – For information about issuing new property addresses please contact the following:
Antwerp Township – Van Buren County Planning & Land Management 269-657-8243.
Lawton Village – Dan Bishop 269-624-6407
Mattawan Village – Terri McLean 269-668-2128
Assessment, Tools, Information, Zoning Links
Before You Go, You Need to Know:
Information herein is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.
·*Use the search features on the LEFT hand side – do not attempt to use the
log in on the upper RIGHT corner of page.
·Appraisers and realtors should personally inspect and measure all comparable properties, subject properties and listings and are using this information at their own risk.
·For specific payoff information for delinquent taxes please call the Van Buren County Treasurer’s office at 269 657 8228.
·Only tax payments made at or mailed to Antwerp Township will be posted on this website. If tax amounts have been paid to the Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office, record of payment needs to be verified through that office at 269.657.8228, they will NOT be updated on this website.
Principal Residence Exemption Information:
May 1st of each year is the date you must legally own and occupy your home in order to be eligible for the Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption. The millage rate for qualifying property is approximately 18 mills less than non-qualifying properties. New Homeowners must apply; this exemption is not automatic. Forms are available on our web site.
The entire Antwerp Township Zoning Ordinance is located on our web site.
For additional zoning information please call
the Township Planner – David Jirousek at 616-988-3525
Land Division Information:
For Land Division information please call
the Township Planner –
David Jirousek at Williams & Works 616-988-3525
The Antwerp Township Treasurer, Bonnie Osborne or a bonded Township Employee, will be available to collect taxes at the Antwerp Township Office, 24821 Front Avenue, Mattawan. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 -11:30 AM & 12:00 -5:00 PM, closed Fridays. If you are requesting tax bill amounts or payment information all data is available following the link below (note: payments made at Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office will NOT be posted on this website):
Now accepting Credit Card Payments Online!
Antwerp Township has recently signed an agreement to participate in credit card tax payments with Paymentus Corporation. They accept payments using: Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Please note that there will be a 2.65% service fee charged for using this service. Your account number is your 12 digit parcel number without the dashes.
Payment Link is https://ipn.paymentus.com/otp/stde/atwp *This link is only active July 1 – February 28
You can also use the automated phone service by dialing 1-877-506-3117
Credit card tax payments cannot be made at Antwerp Township.
Important Tax Dates
- Summer Taxes are mailed at the end of June and are due in September
- Winter Taxes are mailed at the end of November and are due in February
- Personal Property Taxes must be paid by February 14
When paying by mail be sure to enclose the bottom portion of your tax bill with your check or money order payable to Antwerp Township Treasurer.
After February all unpaid real estate taxes are delinquent.
Payment must be made to:
Van Buren County Treasurer
219 E. Paw Paw St., Suite 101
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Please call 269.657.8228 to get an updated amount, as penalties and interest will be applied after March 1.
IF YOUR TAXES ARE, OR HAVE BEEN, DELINQUENT BEYOND MARCH 2 ON A YEARLY BASIS, THIS INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.
Public Act 123 of 1999 shortens the amount of time property owners have to pay their delinquent taxes before losing their property. Property owners with taxes that are two years delinquent will be foreclosed and the property will be sold at public auction. For example, people who fail to pay their 2006 delinquent property taxes will lose their property to foreclosure in March, 2009.
With this new act, the amount of time to pay taxes has been reduced from approximately five years to approximately two years. Property owners will also face higher interest and fees for their delinquent tax bills. More information is available by contacting the Van Buren County Treasurer’s office at (269) 657-8228.
REMEMBER – FORECLOSURE IS FINAL!!
PAY YOUR DELINQUENT TAXES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Antwerp Township Treasurer
269-668-2615 ext. 211