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.
  • Delinquent sewer accounts, annual drain, streetlight, sidewalk, and other special assessments are levied on the winter tax roll.
  • February 15: A one-time penalty of 3% is 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)

2023 Millage Rates - 100% Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) 

Bath SchoolsSummerWinterAnnual
Bath Schools Debt/Sinking Millages
0.0000
8.90068.9006
Clinton County
5.7189
0.08115.8000
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8384
0.8384
CCRESA
0.00003.7537
3.7537
Clinton Area Transit
0.0000
0.6924
0.6924
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9688
0.9688
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4394
6.4394
Lansing Community College (LCC)
0.0000
3.7692
3.7692
State Education Tax
6.00000.0000
6.0000
Total Millage
11.7189
25.4436
37.1625


DeWitt Schools
SummerWinterAnnual
DeWitt Schools Debt Millage
5.0000
5.0000
10.0000
Clinton County
5.7189
0.0811
5.8000
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8384
0.8384
CCRESA
3.7497
0.0040
3.7537
Clinton Area Transit
0.0000
0.6924
0.6924
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9688
0.9688
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4394
6.4394
LCC
3.7692
0.0000
3.7692
State Education Tax
6.0000
0.0000
6.0000
Total Millage
24.2378
14.0241
38.2619


East Lansing SchoolsSummerWinterAnnual
East Lansing Schools Debt/Sinking Millages
7.29720.0000
7.2972
Clinton County
5.7189
0.0811
5.800
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8384
0.8384
Clinton Area Transit
0.0000
0.6924
0.6924
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9688
0.9688
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4394
6.4394
Ingham Independent School District (ISD)
6.2290
0.0000
6.2290
LCC
3.7692
0.0000
3.7692
State Education Tax
6.0000
0.0000
6.0000
Total Millages
29.0143
9.020138.0344


Lansing SchoolsSummerWinterAnnual
Lansing Schools Debt/Sinking Millages
3.5287
3.5288
7.0575
Clinton County
5.7189
0.0811
5.8000
Clinton County 911
0.0000
0.8384
0.8384
Clinton Area Transit
0.0000
0.6924
0.6924
DeWitt Library
0.0000
0.9688
0.9688
DeWitt Township
0.0000
6.4394
6.4394
Ingham ISD
4.93780.0000
4.9378
LCC
3.7692
0.0000
3.7692
State Education Tax
6.0000
0.0000
6.0000
Total Millage
23.9546
12.5489
36.5035


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