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Berrien County Michigan Property Tax

$1,583.00 32nd of 83

Median Property Tax In Berrien County, Michigan


Median Home Value In
Berrien County, Michigan

1.17% 45th of 83

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Berrien County, Michigan

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Berrien County is $1,583.00 per year, based on a median home value of $135,600.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.17% of property value.

Berrien County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the eighty-three counties in Michigan, Berrien County is ranked 32nd by median property taxes, and 45th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Berrien County has lower property taxes than many other Michigan counties. The median home value is $135,600.00, compared to the median property value in Michigan of $132,200.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Berrien County Tax Assessor.

Berrien County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

32nd out of 83

By median yearly property tax

45th out of 83

By percentage of median home value

43rd out of 83

By percentage of median income

You can see how Berrien County (highlighted in green) compares to the eighty-three other counties in Michigan with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Michigan, see our Michigan county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Michigan counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Berrien County is located in Michigan, which is ranked 18th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Berrien County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

710th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

880th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

632nd out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Michigan as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Michigan property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of eighty-three Michigan counties in addition to Berrien County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Michigan property tax by county to see property tax information for all Michigan counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Michigan property tax map.

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Berrien County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Berrien County are the responsibility of the Berrien County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in St. Joseph, Michigan.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Berrien County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Berrien County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Berrien County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Berrien County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Berrien County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
michigan Property Tax Data
Michigan Department of Treasury
Tax Statistics & References