Property Taxes & Millage Rates

Important Taxpayer Information

As a taxpayer, you have the responsibility to pay taxes on real and personal property you own. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility for payment, nor constitute cause for cancellation of any penalty and interest if the tax becomes delinquent. It is also the taxpayer's responsibility to ensure that payment is made on the correct parcel, as a payment made on the wrong parcel cannot be refunded. There is no statutory authority for the Township to refund a tax that is owed.

Tax SeasonBilled/MailedDue
Summer TaxesJuly 1September 14
Winter TaxesDecember 1February 14


Summer Property Tax Information

  • Levied and mailed on July 1; due on September 14.
  • September 15: 1% interest charged on the outstanding balance.
  • October 1 through February 1: 1% interest charged on the unpaid balance on the first of the month.
  • February 15: A one-time penalty of 3% applied on the outstanding balance.
  • March 1: Outstanding real property tax amounts turned over to the Clinton County Treasurer as delinquent for continued collection efforts.

Notice of Availability for Deferment of Summer Taxes

Qualifying residents of DeWitt Charter Township may be eligible to defer payment of summer taxes to February 14. Tax deferments are available to residents with a total annual household income of less than $40,000 and meeting one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • 62 years or older person
  • Paraplegic, hemiplegic, or quadriplegic person
  • Eligible service person, eligible veteran, eligible widow or widower
  • Blind person
  • Totally and permanently disabled person

Residents can file an intent to defer on or before September 14. This deferment is for a homeowner's principal residence only. Qualified persons must apply for the summer tax payment deferment each tax year. Return a copy of Form 471 Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes (PDF) to the Treasurer's Office.

Winter Property Tax Information

  • Levied and mailed on December 1; due on February 14.
  • Annual drain, streetlight, sidewalk, and other special assessments are levied on the winter tax roll.
  • February 15: A one-time penalty of 3% applied on the outstanding balance.
  • March 1: Outstanding real property tax amounts turned over to the Clinton County Treasurer as delinquent for continued collection efforts.

Taxing Units & Millage Rates

DeWitt Charter Township serves residents within five school districts. The school district your property is located in determines the annual millage rates applied to calculate the taxes on your property. Real and personal property taxes are the combined total of school taxes (local, intermediate, community college, and state education), library, county taxes (operating and 911), county transit, and township taxes.

DeWitt Charter Township Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) and non-PRE millage rates (PDF)

100% Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) - 2020 Millage Rates

Bath SchoolsSummerWinterAnnual
Bath Schools Debt/Sinking Millages
0.0000
8.9934
N/A
Clinton County
5.7691
0.0000
N/A
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8458
N/A
CCRESA
0.0000
3.7967
N/A
Clinton County Transit
0.0000
0.1984
N/A
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9818
N/A
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4578
N/A
Lansing Community College (LCC)
0.0000
3.7777
N/A
State Education Tax
6.00000.0000
N/A
Total Millage
11.7691
25.0516
36.8207


DeWitt Schools
SummerWinterAnnual
DeWitt Schools Debt Millage
5.0000
5.0000
N/A
Clinton County
5.7691
0.0000
N/A
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8458
N/A
CCRESA
3.7967
0.0000
N/A
Clinton County Transit
0.0000
0.1984
N/A
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9818
N/A
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4578
N/A
LCC
3.7777
0.0000
N/A
State Education Tax
6.0000
0.0000
N/A
Total Millage
24.3435
13.4838
37.8273


East Lansing SchoolsSummerWinterAnnual
East Lansing Schools Debt/Sinking Millages
8.0000
0.0000
N/A
Clinton County
5.7691
0.0000
N/A
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8458
N/A
Clinton County Transit
0.0000
0.1984
N/A
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9818
N/A
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4578
N/A
Ingham Independent School District (ISD)
6.2384
0.0000
N/A
LCC
3.7777
0.0000
N/A
State Education Tax
6.0000
0.0000
N/A
Total Millages
29.7852
8.4838
38.2690


Lansing SchoolsSummerWinterAnnual
Lansing Schools Debt/Sinking Millages
3.7914
3.7915
N/A
Clinton County
5.7691
0.0000
N/A
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8458
N/A
Clinton County Transit
0.0000
0.1984
N/A
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9818
N/A
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4578
N/A
Ingham ISD
4.9459
0.0000
N/A
LCC
3.7777
0.0000
N/A
State Education Tax
6.0000
0.0000
N/A
Total Millage
24.2841
12.2753
36.5594


Property Tax Estimator

Property tax estimates by local unit and school district can be calculated online.

Enter the State Equalized Value (SEV) for future owners, or the Taxable Value (TV) for current owners; and select your county from the drop-down list provided. You will then be prompted to select your city, village or township along with your school district.

The Michigan Department of Treasury updates millage rates annually, based on the last year's approved L-4029 forms submitted by the taxing units. This tool provides reasonable estimates, not actual data.

Property Tax Calculation:

Taxable Value x Millage Rates / 1,000 = Tax