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Branch County Courthouse

31 Division St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:50pm

Phone

517.279.4300

Frequently Asked Question:

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NEW - Instructions For Paying Delinquent Taxes Online

Online Credit/Debit Card/E-Check Payment Instructions

  • Go to accessmygov.com
  • Click on “Select Municipality” and then type in Branch County (this will take you to the Branch County Page)
  • Under “Online Payments” - Click on Delinquent Tax Payment to make a tax payment on 2016 taxes (or prior years)

** Butler taxpayers (Parcel #s beginning with “040”) and/or Batavia taxpayers (Parcel #s beginning with “060”) may pay their Summer Taxes to the Branch County Treasurer by selecting the “Current Tax Payment” (under “Online Payments”)

  • Type in your Name, Address, OR your Parcel # to search for your property and the Delinquent Tax amount.
  • You will then see the search results for the parcel # that you entered.  Click on the search result if this is a match as well for the correct address and name.
  • OR you will see a listing of the search results based on a name search or an address search.  (you will need to choose the parcel # you want to make a payment on – verify the address is correct alsoIMPORTANT:  Only make an online tax payment if you are confident you are paying the tax for the correct parcel #/name/address.  Online Tax Payments are non-refundable.  
  • Once you click on a specific parcel#, name or address, you will be taken to the “Make a Payment” screen.  Input the amount of the payment you would like to make. 
  • Once you click the “Make a Payment” button, you will be taken to a screen to choose whether you want to pay by “Credit or Debit Card” or by “E-Check”.  Select the type of payment you wish to make.  (please see applicable fees)
  • Then input your Debit/Credit card information & CVV number off the back of the Credit/Debit Card.
  • OR if you want to pay by E-check, the system will ask you for a Routing/Transit# of your bank, your bank account number, and whether the account is a checking or savings. 
  • Once the information is input – Click Continue.
  • The Taxpayer then has the opportunity to review the payment and either click “Back” to edit the payment, “Cancel” to cancel the payment or “Submit Payment” if they have verified that all is correct and they wish to make the payment.  IMPORTANT:  Only make an online tax payment if you are confident you are paying the tax for the correct parcel #/name/address.  Online Tax Payments are non-refundable.
  • The taxpayer will be asked to “click a box” in this same screen to Agree to Point and Pay’s terms and conditions for processing the Credit/Debit/E-Check payment.  You must click this box IF you wish to Submit the Payment for processing.
  • Once the taxpayer has agreed to the Terms and Conditions and has “Submitted the Payment” and the payment is processed by Point and Pay successfully, the taxpayer will see a screen that shows the payment’s confirmation numberThis is the taxpayer’s receipt and should be printed or saved for the taxpayer’s records.

FEES:        Fees for processing a Credit/Debit Card payment:  3% of total payment ($2 minimum).

Fees for processing an E-check is a flat fee of $3 - up to a $10,000 payment.

Or Flat Fee of $10 – any payment over $10,000.  (E-checks can only be used online)

**All Tax payments completed online or through the IVR phone system by 11:59 pm (EST) will post to your account by 5:00 pm the next business day.  Any Tax payments completed after 12:00 am. (Midnight -EST) will not post until 5:00 pm on the following (or 2nd) business day.  Tax payments made online or through the IVR system over a weekend or on a County Holiday by 11:59 pm, will be processed by 5:00 pm the next business day.



posted 05-02-2017 [Treasurer's Office]