Treasurer

Important Dates


March 1, 2021:
Last day to pay 2019 taxes before interest increases and forfeiture fee are added

March 31st, 2021:
Last day to redeem 2018 and prior taxes to avoid foreclosure, unless prior arrangements are made with the Treasurer or court ordered.

The County Administration building is currently closed to walk-in traffic until further notice.

Payments can be made via:
  • Drop box located at 701 Main St., St. Joseph, MI 49085 at the visitor's entrance
  • By mail - postmarks will not be accepted
  • Online through the "Pay Delinquent Taxes Online" button below
  • Forms of payment accepted: Certified checks, money orders, and credit cards (online only)

The County Treasurer is an elected official who serves a four-year term and is responsible for the administration of the Treasurer’s Office.

Pay Delinquent Taxes Online Button

Functions of the Office

The principal functions of the office are to:

  • Conduct Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) audits for Berrien County and Van Buren County
  • Receive, maintain custody of, and disburse all County monies
  • Maintain records of receipts and disbursements of monies from all County departments
  • Collect and distribute all County governmental units’ delinquent property taxes
  • Manage the investment of monies of the County
  • Prepare and manage the County delinquent tax revision process
  • Sell dog licenses and park passes
  • Process FOIA requests

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