Surplus Refund

Refund Letters & Receipts

Surplus letters were mailed out June 28, 2021 for 2020 pay 2021 Spring Installment.
 
If you receive a letter, you will need to provide the original receipt showing payment of taxes. If you do not have a receipt, you will need to seek documentation of payment.
 
 Mortgage Company Documentation

If your mortgage company pays your property taxes you will need to contact your mortgage company for documentation of payment. This documentation should include either the original receipt or a copy of the check used to pay and a list of parcels paid by that check.
 
 This information along with the claim form can be used to claim the surplus from the St. Joseph County Auditor's Office.
 

Treasurer's Office Documentation

If you mailed in a payment to the St. Joseph County Treasurer's Office and did not request a receipt be mailed back to you via self-addressed stamped envelope then someone whose name is on the check must come to the St. Joseph County Treasurer's Office with a valid ID to obtain proof of payment which can be used along with the claim form to claim the surplus from the St. Joseph County Auditor's Office.
 
If for any other reason you do not have an original receipt, please call the St. Joseph County Treasurer 's Office at 574-235-9531.