Treasurer

Julie Griffis, Treasurer
7771 Lake Street
P.O. Box 187
Bear Lake, MI  49614

Telephone: (231) 864-3620 X11
Fax: (231) 864-3999
Email: jgriffis.blt@gmail.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (July 1st - March 1st)
Other times by appointment, please call 231.864.3620 X11 and set up an appointment time that will fit your needs.

Please send tax payments to:

Bear Lake Township Treasurer
P.O. Box 187
Bear Lake, MI 49614

SUMMER TAXES – Allocated for the Calendar Year of which issued; (i.e. July 1st):  Payable to BEAR LAKE TOWNSHIP, July 1st through September 14th without penalty or interest. September 15th through September 30th, an interest charge of 1% will be added.  An additional 1% will be added to the unpaid balance on the first (1st) day of each following month:  October, November, December, January, and through February 14th.  As of March 1st, taxes become delinquent (see below).

WINTER TAXES – Allocated for the Calendar Year in which issued (i.e. December 1st):  Payable to BEAR LAKE TOWNSHIP, December 1st through February 14th without penalty or interest. A 1% interest charge will be added on February 15th.  As of March 1st, taxes become delinquent (see below).

DELINQUENT SUMMER & WINTER TAXES:  Property Taxes become delinquent MARCH 1st of the following calendar year in which the taxes were issued (Summer: July 1st, Winter: December 1st, Delinquent:  March 1st). Delinquent taxes are turned over to Manistee County for collection. Please call the Manistee County Treasurer's office for all delinquent tax information at 231-723-3173 AFTER March 1st ONLY.

PROPERTY TAX ESTIMATOR:  If you have recently purchased property and are wondering what your taxes will be in the upcoming year, please use the link here to estimate your Bear Lake Township property taxes.