Read the 2021 Township Newsletter Here


Late Tax Payment Process

Delinquent payments may still be made to the Township Treasurer.

You mail leave payments in the secure drop box at the township building, 24725 Jefferson Center St., Cassopolis. The drop box is located on the back on the building to the far right of the main entrance, past the Receiving Door. 


Mail to: Jefferson Township Treasurer Debra Glaze

PO Box 188

Cassopolis, MI 49031

You may also call the County Treasurer’s Office to obtain the amount you must pay (including the additional penalty and interest) or wait until you receive a delinquent bill from them, and then remit your payment with the proper amount due. Their telephone number is 269-445-4468.

If you should have any questions, you may call me at 269-445-3941 x 1 or email at

Debra Glaze



Poverty Exemption

MCL 211.7u provides for a property tax exemption, in whole or part, for the principal residence of persons who, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute to the public charges. In order to receive a poverty exemption, a taxpayer must annually file a completed application form, and all required additional documentation, with the supervisor, assessor, or the Board of Review where the property is located. Read more...


Form 5737 Application for Poverty Exemption

Form 5739 Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty



Michigan Voter Information Center

Click on the link below to check:

  • Your voter registration status

  • Additional election & voting information

Michigan Voter Information Center (

Please contact Clerk Jenny Brunner at 269-445-3941, x 7 or at with questions. 



Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be held in person at the Township hall.  




This Notice Dated: 11/1/2021


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the

Jefferson Township Planning & Zoning Commission,

Cass County, Michigan will be held on:

November 17, 2021 TIME: 7:30 P.M. And January 5, 2022 TIME: 7:30 P.M.


For the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING for the below named petitioner at Jefferson Township, 24725 Jefferson Center Street, Cassopolis, Michigan. Neighboring property owners and other interested parties desiring to present their views on these matters will be given the opportunities to be heard at the above-mentioned meeting time and place. The applicant/s for appeal/s must be present and/or represented at said PUBLIC HEARING and have available plan, details, etc., regarding their application/s.

OWNER OF RECORD: Boyd Bailiwick, Inc

PARCEL ID: 14-030-005-037-00; 14-030-005-035-00; 14-030-005-036-00

OWNER OF RECORD: Martin & Lori McClelland, Leslie & Leeann McClelland et al.

APPLICANT: Martin & Lori McClelland

PARCEL ID: 14-030-004-025-00; 14-030-005-034-00

OWNER OF RECORD: Ronald & Elayne Hayden

PROPERTY INVOLVED: 26149 M 60, Cassopolis, MI 49031

PARCEL ID: 14-030-005-045-30


PROPERTY INVOLVED: 24715 M 60, Cassopolis, MI 49031

PARCEL ID: 14-030-003-016-10

OWNER OF RECORD: Boyd Bailiwick, Inc

APPLICANT: Darren & Bernadette Williamson

PARCEL ID: 14-030-005-037-00; 14-030-005-035-00; 14-030-005-036-00


Owner wishes to: Proposed Gemstone Solar Power Project General Description of the Proposed Special Land Use The proposed Gemstone Solar Power Project (“Project”) is a utility-scale, 150MW(ac) solar power generating facility, to be located on privately-owned land in Jefferson Township, Cass County, Michigan. The Project will utilize solar photovoltaic (PV) panels (“modules”) to convert the energy from sunlight to DC electricity. It is expected that the Project will utilize approximately 475,000 PV modules at the site. Of note, the modules that will be used for the project do not contain hazardous materials. The modules will be mounted on single-axis trackers, which rotate along a North-South axis to track the sun movement from the East in the morning to the West in the evening. The modules will be connected to solar inverters which convert DC electricity to AC electricity. The inverters are then joined in series and parallel, ultimately connecting to the Project substation. Within the Project substation, a main power transformer steps up the voltage from the collection system. It is anticipated that construction of the Project will commence in in Q1 2023, with a COD of December 2023. Of note, there will not be any type of phasing as the Project will follow a traditional construction process, beginning Jefferson Township 24725 Jefferson Center Street, P. O. Box 188, Cassopolis, MI 49031 Telephone: 269-445-3941 Fax: 269-445-8274 Dave Majewski Chair, Planning & Zoning Commission Jefferson Township with mobilization to earthwork, facilities installation to full operations. For public safety and security purposes, the perimeter of the Project will be surrounded by fencing as well as secure access gates and on-site monitoring systems that will be managed remotely. Roads will be located around the perimeter and interspersed through the PV array.

Dave Majewski Chair, Planning & Zoning Commission Jefferson Township

Jenny Brunner,  Township Clerk

For further questions regarding current meeting plans or for additional hearing information, please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor, 269-445-3941 x 9.



Please contact the following people directly for assistance: building, mechanical, plumbing, and zoning inspectors and assessor. Click on DIRECTORY above for contact information. Click on FORMS above for printable forms.


An ordinance to completely prohibit marijuana (marihuana) establishments in Jefferson Township. Read more...

Township Hours:

By appointment.

Please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor, 269-445-3941 x 9 for assistance.

Physical Address:

Jefferson Township

24725 Jefferson Center Street

Cassopolis, Michigan 49031

Mailing Address:

Jefferson Township

PO Box 188

Cassopolis, Michigan 49031

Office Telephone: 269-445-3941-This number will connect callers to Township officials. 

Office Fax: 269-445-8274

General Inquiries Email:



Board of Trustees meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.  Township residents and any other interested parties are welcome to participate in the Trustee meetings. Please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor,  269-445-3941 x 9 with questions. Current meeting information will also be posted on the Township building and under ANNOUNCEMENTS here on the website.


2021-22 Planning & Zoning Commission meetings are held at 7:30PM on the following Wednesdays:

January 6

March 17

May 19

July 21

September 15

November 17

Re-organizational meeting January 5, 2022.

Please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor, 269-445-3941 x 9 for current meeting plans.



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