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Township Treasurer

David Earley
Deputy Treasurer: Denise Binder
1180 N. Hemlock Road
Hemlock, Michigan 48626
t: (989) 642-2097
f: (989) 642-5882



The Treasurer's Office receipts, invests, and accounts for all Richland Township revenues and makes necessary disbursements as required. The treasurer must also collect taxes according to the tax roll and is responsible for distributing the amount due to each taxing unit. The treasurer's office while working with the Fiscal Services Department is responsible for the investments of the Township making sure township monies are deposited into the appropriate funds and investments are made with local banks, savings and loan associations, and financial firms in an effort to earn the highest possible rate of return consistent with a high degree of safety.

Property Taxes

The treasurer's office collects both a summer and winter tax. In 2003 the state mandated that each unit of government would collect the State Education Tax (SET) on a summer tax bill. The summer tax is billed on July 1st and is due by September 14th each year.   The Winter tax is billed on December 1st and due by February 28th.  After March 1st, all delinquent real property taxes are paid at the Saginaw County Treasurers' Office.  Taxes may be paid daily at the office from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. A drop box is located on the south side of the building for non-cash payments. Payments may also be mailed with the tax bill.
Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are available from December 1 to February 28 at the Township Office. The owner must show proof of current rabies vaccination. After February 28, dog licenses may be purchased from either the Saginaw County Treasurer’s Office or your local veterinarian.

Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes

Frequently Asked Questions

If the office is closed, may I leave my payment in the drop box?
Yes, non-cash payments may be left in the drop box.
My taxes are in escrow, will my mortgage company receive a copy of the bill?
No, the property tax bill is mailed to the property owner. Most mortgage companies will contact us for the amount owing but if you have questions you should check with them.
I need a receipt, will you send me one?
Receipts will be mailed by sending a stamped envelope with payment.
May I pay my taxes during the lunch hour?
Yes, the office is open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
May I change the name and address on the tax bill?
We can change a mailing address but not the name. The name will get changed when a new deed is recorded at Saginaw County Register of Deeds.
What is the difference between the SEV and TAXABLE VALUE?
Your taxes are based on your taxable value which cannot increase more than the rate of inflation or 5% whichever is less, the SEV is approximately 50% of the value of the property.