Arlene Tonkin

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Arlene Tonkin, is available by phone (269-948-2464) (voice mail available), FAX (269-948-4646) and by Email:


The Treasurer's duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare, print and mail property tax bills
  • Collect, receipt and disburse real and personal property taxes
  • Issue township checks
  • Keep account of township receipts and expenditures
  • Deposit and maintain township funds in approved investments
  • Collect and disburse delinquent buildings on leased land taxes & personal property taxes
  • Collect and disburse manufactured home specific tax

Tax Payment via Credit Card

Payments using credit cards may be made through a third-party processor, All Paid Inc. To do so, call:  888-604-7888, 24 hours a day, or pay online at You MUST provide your property tax (parcel) number, amount to be paid and the “Pay Location Code” which is 6007. There are fees for using this service. Incomplete payment requests may be declined.

Tax Lookup

TAXES: Summer tax bills are mailed June 30 each year, due and payable July 1 through September 14after which a penalty of 1 % per month or part of a month is assessed; late payments payable at the township through February. Winter tax bills are mailed November 30, due by February 14.

Payments should be mailed or left in the township hall “drop box;” receipts are sent for all payments. it is highly recommended payments be made by check or money order.  Make checks payable to: “Hope Township.” Currently, honoring postmarks is optional for treasurers. My motion is to accept them.

Partial payments of taxes: are accepted for any amount at any time during the tax collection seasons. Extra principal payments on or payoffs of special assessments are accepted at any time.

SUMMER TAX DEFERMENTS: Taxpayers may defer their summer taxes until February 14 if they meet the following criteria, and apply by September 15 each year: Principal Residence property owned by a taxpayer who has a total household income of $40,000 or less AND is totally and permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic, or an eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower, OR is at least 62 years old.

Agricultural property may qualify if the gross receipts of the operation are not less than the household income of the owner; leased property does not qualify. Click on “summer deferment form” for the complete form to complete and file before September 15. This form must be filed each year.

Poverty exemptions are available to those who qualify. Call Supervisor Doug Peck (269-948-2464) to determine eligibility.

Principal Residence: Taxpayers should make sure their “Principal Residence” status is current and correct. PRE designation is printed on all tax bills and assessment notices. Changes may be made through the township assessor, Kevin Harris (269-663-3057). Forms to file “Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit” and “Request to Rescind Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption” are available on this website.

Drain assessments are mandated by the Barry County Drain Commissioner. Call 269-945-1385 for further information or questions.