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Treasurer

Katie Birchmeier, Kochville Township Treasurer
5851 Mackinaw Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48604
989-792-7596 Ext 114

The Treasurer is responsible for collecting monies owed to the township (such as property tax payments), investing idle funds, signing all checks, and tracking all monies received and disbursed. The Treasurer is also a voting member of the Township Board of Trustees.

Deputy Treasurer-Tyson McKinley
Pursuant to Section 77 of Revised Statutes of 1846, being MCL S 41.77, the Deputy Treasurer is authorized to act as Treasurer in the event of the Treasurer’s absence, sickness, death, or disability. The Treasurer is required to appoint a deputy who will perform the treasurer's duties (except for voting on the township board) in the case of absence, sickness, death, or other disability. The Deputy Treasurer serves at the discretion of the Treasurer. Kochville Township's Deputy Treasurer is approved by the Township Board of Trustees to work an average of 20 hrs per week.

Dog Licenses
Saginaw County requires that all dogs be licensed within 30 days of reaching the age of four months and each year thereafter BEFORE March 1. You must have proof of a valid rabies vaccination and its expiration date to purchase a license.

Dog licenses may be obtained at the following locations:

  • Your veterinarian’s office
  • Saginaw County Animal Care Center,
    1312 Gratiot,
    989-797-4500
  • Saginaw County Treasurer’s Office,
    111 S. Michigan Ave.,
    989-790-5225
  • Kochville Township Offices (Dec. – Feb. only),
    5851 Mackinaw Rd.,
    989-792-7596

Real and Personal Property Taxes
Twice each year, the Kochville Township Treasurer produces, mails, and collects on nearly 1600 tax bills. He or she is then responsible for distributing the collected tax monies to each receiving governmental unit in a timely manner. Property tax bills are mailed to property owners on July 1st and December 1st of each year. If you do not receive yours by July 15th for summer taxes or December 15th for winter taxes, you need to call the Township offices. Failure to receive your tax bill does not waive your responsibility for payment, including interest and penalties on delinquent bills.

Small Business Owners:  Please contact our Township Assessor to see if you qualify for personal property tax exemption.

Summer taxes - 2020:  Summer taxes are payable from July 1st through September 14th without interest or penalty. Beginning September 15th, a 1% per month interest charge will be assessed on unpaid summer taxes, unless deferred. Summer taxes paid from February 17th through March 1st must include an additional 3% penalty in addition to the monthly interest. Beginning March 2, 2021, delinquent summer real property taxes must be paid to the Saginaw County Treasurer and delinquent summer personal property taxes must be paid to Kochville Township (see winter taxes below).

Deferred summer real property taxes are exempt from interest and penalty through February 14th. Applications for deferment of summer taxes are usually mailed to eligible residents, but if you didn’t receive one, you may download it below. You may also pick up a copy at the township offices or have one mailed to you by calling 989-792-7596, ext. 114. The application must be returned to the township by September 14th. Eligibility criteria are listed on the application. Only summer taxes may be deferred.

Click here to access the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes in PDF format.

Winter Taxes - 2020:  Winter taxes are payable from December 1st through February 16th without penalty. Those paid from February 17th through March 1st must include a 3% penalty.

Beginning March 2, 2021, delinquent real property taxes must be paid to the Saginaw County Treasurer at 111 South Michigan Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48602, 989-790-5225. Call to verify the amount due. Delinquent personal property taxes must be paid to Kochville Township. Call 989-792-7596 to verify the amount due.

Payments:  Cash, checks, money orders, or e-checks (consult your bank) are the only allowable methods of payment. Make checks payable to Kochville Township Treasurer. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. 

You may pay during office hours, or use our drop box, or mail your payment to the Kochville Township Treasurer, 5851 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, Michigan 48604 as shown on your Property Tax Bill.

Tax payments must be paid separately from utility bills. 

Millage
The tax rate is referred to as the millage, which is expressed in mills per thousand dollars of taxable property value. Kochville’s total millage is comprised of individual millages determined by multiple taxing authorities, including Saginaw County, Kochville Township, Delta College, and the school district within which a property lies.

United Way: Tax Assistance Program 
If you are a low-to moderate income taxpayer who cannot afford to pay for tax preparation, there is help available to you. Please click on below for more information:  Free Tax Preparation locations

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the low-to-moderate income taxpayer for tax preparation, please click on below for free training to become a volunteer.  Volunteers