© 2022 Mastodon Township Address: 1371 Hwy US 2 South, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Phone: 906-875-6232 Email: mastodonclerk@att.net Website by North Country Website Design.

Is there a drop box at the Township Hall for after hours?

Yes, there is a secure drop box located to the left of the main entrance the building. Please DO NOT put cash in the drop box. We will automatically mail a receipt to you.

Can I pay by phone or over the Internet?

In an effort to service you better and to provide more options while paying your taxes, we have established a link on this website for you to pay via credit card. Please remember that summer payments made after September 14 do incur additional interest and/or penalties. Summer and winter payments made after February 28, do incur additional interest and/or penalties. You will not be able to pay your taxes from our website and MUST contact the Iron County Treasurer, 906-875-3362 to pay your taxes.

When can I expect to receive my summer tax

statement?

Summer tax statements should be received by early July of each year. Summer taxes may be paid between July 1 and September 14 without interest or penalty.

When can I expect to receive my winter tax statement?

Winter tax statements should be received by early December of each year. Winter taxes may be paid between December 1 of the current year and February 28 of the following year without penalty and interest.

When is the last day I can pay my summer/winter taxes

at the township?

The last day of February. Any unpaid taxes after that day are turned over to the county as delinquent. Starting March 2nd, 2021, any unpaid taxes can only be paid at the County Treasurer’s office. Their phone number is 906-875-3362.

Should I notify anyone if I change who pays my taxes?

Yes. You should contact the Township Treasurer’s office at 906-875-6232. If you decide to pay your own taxes or if your escrow company changes, you need to let us know.

Should I receive anything about my taxes if an escrow

company pays?

Yes. We will automatically mail a receipt to you.

If I don’t receive a tax bill, am I legally obligated to pay?

Yes. The law clearly states the property owner is responsible, even if they did not get a tax bill. If you pay your own taxes, remember the July and December time frames.

Is it possible I wouldn’t receive a tax bill?

Every attempt is made to make sure property owners receive their bill. Any returned tax bills are researched and best efforts are made to resend to the correct address. Please contact our office if you don’t receive a bill in early July or early December.

Frequently Asked Tax Questions

What should I receive if I pay my own taxes?

You should receive a tax statement. If you pay in person at the township, please bring the whole tax statement with you. We will retain the bottom portion as your receipt. If you pay by mail, send only the bottom portion of the statement with your check. If you want a receipt, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for us to return it to you.

Is there any way I could delay paying my summer

taxes without paying a penalty?

If you qualify, it is possible to defer summer tax payments until February 14. Age, disability and income guidelines are listed on the Deferment Application. You can access the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes and the 2012 Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit forms by clicking on the Forms tab above. They are also available in the Treasurer’s office. You may fill out these forms and return them to the Treasurer’s office by September 14th. The Treasurer may also be able to assist you by working out a payment plan. The earlier you come in affords us the opportunity to come up with a better plan to suit your situation.

Do you accept post marks?

Ye, the only exception is the end of February. No payments can be accepted in March, even if that postmark indicates late February. If paying by mail, please send out at least 7 to 10 days prior to the deadline due date.

Should I contact the Treasurer’s office with a

name/address change or a homestead affidavit?

Yes.

When are taxes due if the September 14 or

February 28 falls on a legal holiday or on a week-

end day?

You have until the next business day to pay. For example, if summer taxes are due September 14 and that day falls on Saturday or Sunday, you could pay the next Monday without having to pay penalties.

How come my escrow company said they paid on

one date, but your office doesn’t show it paid or it

was much later than when the escrow company

said they paid?

Many mortgage/escrow companies use a tax service company or a third party.

If my mortgage or escrow company doesn’t pay

my taxes on time, who is responsible for the inter-

est and/or penalties?

Statute requires us to assign the interest and or penalties to the parcel. In a case such as this, you would have to work out any discrepancy with your mortgage or escrow company.
© 2022 Mastodon Township Address: 1371 Hwy US 2 South, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Phone: 906-875-6232 Email: mastodonclerk@att.net Website by North Country Website Design.

Is there a drop box at the Township Hall

for after hours?

Yes, there is a secure drop box located to the left of the main entrance the building. Please DO NOT put cash in the drop box. We will automatically mail a receipt to you.

Can I pay by phone or over the Internet?

In an effort to service you better and to provide more options while paying your taxes, we have established a link on this website for you to pay via credit card. Please remember that summer payments made after September 14 do incur additional interest and/or penalties. Summer and winter payments made after February 28, do incur additional interest and/or penalties. You will not be able to pay your taxes from our website and MUST contact the Iron County Treasurer, 906-875-3362 to pay your taxes.

When can I expect to receive my summer

tax statement?

Summer tax statements should be received by early July of each year. Summer taxes may be paid between July 1 and September 14 without interest or penalty.

When can I expect to receive my winter

tax statement?

Winter tax statements should be received by early December of each year. Winter taxes may be paid between December 1 of the current year and February 28 of the following year without penalty and interest.

When is the last day I can pay my sum-

mer/winter taxes at the township?

The last day of February. Any unpaid taxes after that day are turned over to the county as delinquent. Starting March 2nd, 2021, any unpaid taxes can only be paid at the County Treasurer’s office. Their phone number is 906-875-3362.

Should I notify anyone if I change who

pays my taxes?

Yes. You should contact the Township Treasurer’s office at 906-875-6232. If you decide to pay your own taxes or if your escrow company changes, you need to let us know.

Should I receive anything about my taxes

if an escrow company pays?

Yes. We will automatically mail a receipt to you.

If I don’t receive a tax bill, am I legally obli-

gated to pay?

Yes. The law clearly states the property owner is responsible, even if they did not get a tax bill. If you pay your own taxes, remember the July and December time frames.

Is it possible I wouldn’t receive a tax bill?

Every attempt is made to make sure property owners receive their bill. Any returned tax bills are researched and best efforts are made to resend to the correct address. Please contact our office if you don’t receive a bill in early July or early December.

What should I receive if I pay my own

taxes?

You should receive a tax statement. If you pay in person at the township, please bring the whole tax statement with you. We will retain the bottom portion as your receipt. If you pay by mail, send only the bottom portion of the statement with your check. If you want a receipt, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for us to return it to you.

Is there any way I could delay paying my

summer taxes without paying a penalty?

If you qualify, it is possible to defer summer tax payments until February 14. Age, disability and income guidelines are listed on the Deferment Application. You can access the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes and the 2012 Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit forms by clicking on the Forms tab above. They are also available in the Treasurer’s office. You may fill out these forms and return them to the Treasurer’s office by September 14th. The Treasurer may also be able to assist you by working out a payment plan. The earlier you come in affords us the opportunity to come up with a better plan to suit your situation.

Do you accept post marks?

Ye, the only exception is the end of February. No payments can be accepted in March, even if that postmark indicates late February. If paying by mail, please send out at least 7 to 10 days prior to the deadline due date.

Should I contact the Treasurer’s office with

a name/address change or a homestead

affidavit?

Yes.

When are taxes due if the September 14

or February 28 falls on a legal holiday or

on a weekend day?

You have until the next business day to pay. For example, if summer taxes are due September 14 and that day falls on Saturday or Sunday, you could pay the next Monday without having to pay penalties.

How come my escrow company said they

paid on one date, but your office doesn’t

show it paid or it was much later than

when the escrow company said they paid?

Many mortgage/escrow companies use a tax service company or a third party.

If my mortgage or escrow company

doesn’t pay my taxes on time, who is re-

sponsible for the interest and/or penalties?

Statute requires us to assign the interest and or penalties to the parcel. In a case such as this, you would have to work out any discrepancy with your mortgage or escrow company.

Frequently Asked

Tax Questions