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Treasurer

paul francisTownship Treasurer's Office

Township Treasurer: Paul R. Francis

Deputy Treasurer: Krista Jandasek

Treasurers Assistant: Cindy Baum

Utilities Clerk: Amy Hogberg

 

 

 

 

Phone Number: 734-847-6791

Fax Number: 734-847-7809

Address: Bedford Township Treasurer

8100 Jackman Road

P.O. Box H

Temperance, MI 48182

The Treasurer’s Office performs tax collection and financial management for Bedford Township and handles all investments of Township funds.  The Office of the Township Treasurer collects all Township, County, State Education, Special Education, College, and School taxes on real estate and personal property, and collects water and sewer use bills, water and sewer tap in fees, water line and road assessment fees, planning and zoning fees, and building fees.

Citizens can call or come into the Treasurer’s Office where a knowledgeable staff member will assist them with questions or problems they may have. Our busiest months are July, September, December, and February when approximately 14,500 homeowners receive and pay their tax bills for the State Education Tax and the County General Operating Tax in the summer and the Township, County, Special Education, Community College, and School Tax in the winter.  At this time also approximately 1,000 businesses receive personal property tax bills for their businesses.

The Treasurer’s staff handles numerous inquires about special assessments, water and sewer bills, water and sewer tap ins, and everybody’s favorite, taxes.  In any given month, approximately 1,000 phone calls may be answered.  The questions deal with explaining taxable and assessed values, address changes, mortgage company changes, finding sewer and water tap in locations, partial payments for taxes, and how to pay delinquent taxes.  In addition, other questions may be asked regarding balances owed for sewer and water use bills.

The Treasurer’s Office provides a place where citizens can conveniently pay their property tax bills, sewer and water bills, and tap in and permit fees.  We are continually striving to ensure timely and accurate billing and collection of taxes, fees, and receipt of all payments to the Township.  These funds are then invested in a prudent manner governed by State Law and the Township Investment Policy.  Our goal is to perform these tasks in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Types of Payments Collected at the Treasurer’s Office:

- Property Taxes

- Water and Sewer Use Bills

- Water and Sewer Tap In Fees

- Special Assessments (including water line assessments, road assessments)

- Building Permits (electrical, mechanical & plumbing)

- Passport Fees

- Park Facility Fees

- Planning & Zoning Fees 

- Housing Rehabilitation Loan Payments

- Ordinance Violation Tickets

- Sale of Township Street Maps($1.00) and County Maps($2.00)

Payment Options:

Cash or Check

Make checks payable to:

Bedford Township Treasurer

8100 Jackman Road

P.O. Box H

Temperance, MI 48182

At our drive up window open from 8:30 a.m., until 4:30 pm., located on the south side of the Bedford Township Government Center.

At our office  – The Bedford Township Government Center located at 8100 Jackman Road, Temperance, Michigan. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on legal holidays.

Fifth Third Bank – Lambertville office for tax bills only.

Citizens Bank - Temperance Office

Monroe Bank & Trust - Any branch in Monroe County

Mail – please include top portion of tax bill or payment stub on sewer/water bills. Write parcel number or account number on your check. DO NOT SEND CASH.

Drop slot – on the south side near the drive up window at the Bedford Township Government Center. DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH IN THE DROP SLOT.

Electronic Funds Transfer/ACH/Direct Debit - Please fill out a Direct Debit Authorization Agreement form by clicking the link and mail or bring it to the Treasurer's office. Clicking the above link will bring up a form that can be completed and printed on-line. You must also attach a voided check to the completed application form. You may choose one of two dates for your summer tax bill deduction and one of two dates for your winter tax deduction. these dates are shown on the application form.

Debit/Credit Card Payments (Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express)- convenience fees are charged by third party vendor to use.

  • For tax payments (only), a user fee of 3% of the payment amount is charged.
  • For all other paymets, a user fee of $1.50 per $50.00 increment is charged.

E-checks (Electronic Checks)- a user fee of $3.00 is charged for payments up to $10,000;

$10.00 for payments over $10,000

From The Documents and Forms page download the following PDF Files:

  • Deferment for Summer Taxes
  • Faq's About Deferment of Summer Taxes
  • Tax Relief For Active Military Service
  • Sewer and Water Address Change Notice