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Where Your Tax Dollars Go - 2016
This document provides detail on all the entities (governments, schools, authorities, districts, etc.) that levy a tax in the Village of Paw Paw. A ‘Mil’ (millage) is defined so taxpayers can calculate to whom their tax dollars are paid.

City and Village Tax Rates In Van Buren County – A Comparison
This document provides a comparison of local taxes paid all 11 cities and villages in Van Buren County. With this information, a taxpayer can compare what their tax bill would be in any city or village in the County.

Paw Paw Wins State and National Water Award
The Village of Paw Paw won a 2010 national award recognizing the Village's effort to educate its citizens about the need to protect their drinking water which comes from ground wells. The Village won for its "Exemplary Efforts in Environmental Protection". The National Rural Water Association selected the Village of Paw Paw for the award over its other 28,000 members nationally. The Village had won the 2009 Michigan Rural Water Association's award for similar efforts. Read the nomination by clicking here. Read the local press story by clicking here.

The Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS)
The Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS) offers traffic crash reports, provided by all Michigan law enforccd in a traffic crash, to obtain a copy of the crash report for claims processing. TCPS provides a convenient way to obtain the crash report, without leaving home. 
Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS)

Community Policing Detailed
The Village of Paw Paw has implemented a Community Policing program in the Village of Paw Paw. See the presentation made by Police Chief Eric Marshall and Village Manager Larry Nielsen by clicking here.

How Much Electricity Does a Light Bulb Use and How Much Will That Cost Me?

We are often asked… “How do I know how much electricity a home appliance or device is using and what is the charge for that use?” The answer requires some understanding of terms and an example is provided at the end of this information.
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You Saved Big Under Michigan's Proposal A
While Village's do not collect taxes, this article provides information on Michigan's confusing Property Tax system.  Since 1994, with the voter approval of Proposal A, taxpayer confusion regarding SEV, Taxable Value, and increasing tax bills when SEV is falling has grown.  This article helps explain the system, its advantages and its pitfalls.  This article also compares a tax bill with and without Proposal A.  To read the article and see the example, click here.

Michigan Public Act 295 Information
Last fall Michigan enacted the "Clean Renewable and Efficient Energy Act," a new state energy law that requires all electric and natural gas utilities to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Click Here to read more.