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Boyle Lake in Buchanan Township

Rachel Plank, Treasurer

(269) 695-6442 ext. 17

Email address:  treasurer@buchanantownship.net

I am honored to continue serving you throughout this time.  We have adjusted our hours and have taken every precaution to help you navigate Township services in a stress-free environment.  In dealing with our current setting and preparing for the future, we have adopted an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan.  We feel confident in our efforts to sustain the level of service Our Residents deserve.  If you have any questions, you are welcome you to call or email us with any of your concerns.

The Treasurer’s office keeps records of all receipts and disbursements of Township funds, with the majority of time spent on the collection of taxes.  The Buchanan Community School District, Lake Michigan College (LMC), and the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) pay the township a per parcel fee to collect the taxes they levy during the summer cycle (July 1 – Sept. 14).  The State Education Tax (of six mills) and the County general tax are collected in the summer cycle as well.  The taxes levied by the Township and other taxing entities are collected during the winter cycle (Dec. 1 – Feb. 14).  In 2019, 2563 tax bills were mailed to Buchanan Township property owners.  The Treasurer’s office also issues dog licenses on behalf of Berrien County Animal Control during the winter cycle.

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