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Hartford Michigan 49057

Property Tax Search for             
Hartford Township             
City of Hartford and             
all of Van Buren Co.           

Links of Interest

  Local      State of Michigan Government      Federal Government      Other links of Interest

Employment (Local Jobs)

Local Links of Interest                                                                                        back to top 

Property Tax Search

Property Tax SearchHartford Township, City of Hartford, and all of Van Buren Co.  through Van Buren County Clerk’s Office.

City of Hartford

Yemi Akinwale –  City Manager  or
RoxAnn Isbrecht – City Clerk  or
Linda Gray – City Treasurer  or
City Hall PH (269) 621-2477

Community of Hartford with access to organizations in the Community of Hartford, Hartford Business Directory, History of Hartford with the Hartford High School Graduate Database, Local Events, Obituaries, and the Community Meetings-Announcements calendar.  All searchable through the on-line search from the left menu on every page. 

Cooperating Ministries
Food Pantry for the Hartford-Keeler area.  Find information about what we do, hours of operation, funding, participating ministry groups, volunteers, and our newsletter.  Churches or other organizations who would like to help, please let us know. 

Coordinator, Delberta Troutman
click here to send an email.

(269) 621-4103 (church)
308-3011 (program coordinator)

(local area jobs)

Resourceful links to local employment listings with an extensive variety of jobs in Van Buren and Berrien Counties, as well as other locations.

Berrien County Government at Bronson Lakeview Hospital, Paw Paw – click here for listing
Four Winds Hartford
Hartford Public Schools
– click here for job listings.
at huge job search engine can target local job openings.
Lakeland Regional Healthcare
– click here for job listings.
Lake Michigan College (LMC)
Michigan Works
Michigan Talent Bank click here for link.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Simply Hired
South Haven Hospital at  
Southwestern Michigan College
(SMC) at
State of Michigan at
Telamon at
Van Buren County Government at
Van Buren County Health Department

Van Buren Intermediate School Dist (VBISD) at        
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program at or call 1-800-827-1000 and other veterans information at Military Photos-Articles/Military Links.htm#Veterans Assistance.
Whirlpool Corporation

Business Directory

Find local businesses located in the Hartford area . . . all at your fingertips!

Fire Department

Emergencies:  9 – 1 – 1

436 W. Main St.
Hartford MI
(269) 621-4707

Hartford History

is sure to awaken whispers of days-gone-by and stimulate a heart-felt glow as you recollect playing in Ely Park … childhood walks down Main Street … Saturday visits to
The Meat Market … or a fine dining experience in the Hartford House many years ago in Hartford, Michigan.  Immemorial images will prompt a grin as you revisit friends and family who traversed our town during their journey of life.  The History of Hartford, Michigan is a visual genealogical resource of the venturesome progenies who came before us. Accessible from the left menu of

Hartford Police Department

19 W. Main St.
Hartford MI  49057
PH# (269) 621-3225
Click here to send us an email

Public Library

Stephanie Daniels, Librarian
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI 49057
(269) 621-3408

Visit our website at
Click here to email Stephanie Daniels, Librarian

Click here to email the Hartford Public Library

Serves the community & area with public internet computers, books, children’s story hour, audio cassettes, newspapers and periodicals, FAX, copier, scans, email, Michigan Works.

Something for all ages!

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday & Wednesday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday

Public Schools







Hartford High School       Hartford Middle School       Red Arrow Elem       Woodside Elem
115 School St                
141 School St                      15 East St                 395 Woodside Dr
Hartford MI  49057         
Hartford MI 49057                Hartford MI 49057      Hartford MI 49057
(269) 621-7100              
(269) 621-7200                   (269) 621-7400          (269) 621-7300

Adult, Community, Alternative Education Programs
141 School Street
Hartford MI 49057
(269) 621-7200 with access to Red Arrow Elementary, Hartford Middle School, and Woodside Elementary, and Adult Education Program, and district-wide calendar.

Hartford Recreational Council

P.O. Box 332
Hartford, MI 49057
Ph# 269-621-6100

Recreation Council Director of Operations: Bill Najacht, ph# 269-605-9702 (cell)
Interlocal Board of Commissioners Chairman: Ben Chambers, ph# 269-217-2203 (cell)

Rec Council meets the 2nd Monday of every month – meetings are open to the public.
Click here to send an email.

For schedules and special announcements, visit our website at

Hartford Sports Stats & Schedules (all Hartford sports schedules and information) (all sports stats-highlights of league Hartford is in.) (stats) (conference and statewide scores-stats)

Township Hall 

Township Hall – (269) 621-4658
61310 CR 687
Hartford MI  49057

▪ Ron Sefcik – Supervisor  (269) 621-4349 (h) click here to send an email.
▪ Julie Sweet – Clerk  (269) 621-3379 (h) click here to send an email.
▪ Steve Starner – Treasurer (269) 621-2009 (h) click here to send an email.
▪ Kurt Dowd – Trustee (269) 621-3461 (h) click here to send an email.
▪ John McLellan – Trustee (269) 621-3249 (h)  click here to send an email.

▪ Bill Kays – Assessor (269) 621-3604 (h)  click here to send an email.
▪ Jim Lechenet – Zoning  Administrator (269) 621-6555 (h)
click here to send an email

Property Tax SearchHartford Township, City of Hartford, all of Van Buren Co.  through Van Buren County Clerk’s Office.

Helping Hand  –  This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. For information, simply click on one of tabs about jobs and training, Veteran’s education and employment information, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing.  Also provides resources on how to avoid foreclosure, eviction, and utility shutoffs, finding low-cost health care, and help with grocery and utility bills.  State of Michigan.

Herald-Palladium – daily newspaper for Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass Counties.  On-line search of archived articles available to subscribers.
Housing – Real Estate In the Hartford Business Directory at

Kalamazoo Gazette – daily newspaper for the Kalamazoo and surrounding areas, but does have obits and occasional news from Hartford.

Medic 1 Ambulance

Serving the Hartford area, parts of Van Buren County, and Berrien County

Emergencies:  9 – 1 – 1
General Information:  (269) 925-2143
Billing Inquiries:  8AM-5PM M-F: (269) 925-2143

Medic 1 Ambulance is a public nonprofit service
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

Property Tax Search

Property Tax SearchVan Buren County Clerk’s records.
For City of Hartford, Hartford Township, and all of Van Buren Co.

Subdivision Plats
Statewide – Statewide search for Subdivision Plats.  Digital images, with print capability, of the plats and related documents of land subdivisions in the State of Michigan’s plat files.

Tri-City Record – weekly newspaper of Watervliet, Coloma, and Hartford area.  No articles archived over 1 year after publication.  No on-line search feature available.   Click here to email editor or call (269) 463-6397.

US Postal Service

19 N. Center St
Hartford MI 49057
(269) 621-3701

Van Buren Co. Domestic Animal Control

58040 CR681
Hartford MI 49057
1/4 mile south of Red Arrow Highway on CR681.

(269) 621-4624

Office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, the shelter is open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00.
Sat. & Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

AFTER HOURS call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Dept. 269-657-3101

Van Buren Intermediate
School District

(269) 674-8091

Van Buren Co. Health Department

(269) 621-3143

Van Buren Co. Department of Human Services FIA

(269) 621-2800

Van Buren Co. Community Center – County maps searchable by parcel ID, owner name or address – good resource!

Van Buren Co.
Court House in
Paw Paw

(269) 657-8200
Click on underlined links for more information.
Board of Commissioners
County Maps
Drain Commissioner
Prosecuting Attorney
Register of Deeds

Property Tax Search City of Hartford, Hartford Township, all of Van Buren Co.
Van Buren Co.
Election Results
Van Buren Co Election Results
Van Buren Co.
Public Transit
Bangor MI  (269) 427-7377

Van Buren Co. Sheriff in Paw Paw

▪ Sheriff
(888) 833-8114 (non-emergency)

Van Buren Trails
Hartford Trail Head

It all starts here in Hartford . . . walking, bird watching, scenic rural photography, horseback riding, snowmobiling, etc. in a beautiful country setting.  Not ideally structured for bicyclist. Click here for photos, snowmobile trails map, and details.
Links to State of Michigan Government                                                  back to top
Bill Schuette – Attorney General  –  (877) 765-8388 toll free       Consumer Protection (517) 373-1140
Click here to send an email       website:
John Proos – Senator  District 21   (517) 373-6960
Click here to send an email.   website:
Tonya Schuitmaker – Senator  District 20  (517) 373-0793 
Click here to send an email.    website:
Beth Griffin – State House Representative   District 66  (517) 373-0839, Toll Free: (800) 577- 6212
Click here to send an email     website:
Fred Upton – Congressman   District 6  (269) 983-1986
Email form at:    website:
Michigan Municipal League –
Michigan Township Association –
State of Michigan
State of Michigan Legislature – Bill Search  and Calendar 
Links to Federal Government                                                                   back to top
Federal Bureau of Investigation –
Internal Revenue Service – –   On this U.S. Government Web site, you can find, view, and view open public comments on regulations and other actions for all Federal agencies.  See a list of all regulations searchable by topic open for public comment with when the date public comments are due to expire. 
Social Security Administration –
US Congress –
US House of Representatives –
US  Senate –
White House –
Other Links of Interest                                                                               back to top
Better Business Bureau –   Locate a local bureau office from this website.
Sex Offender Registry  – information available to the public.
Michigan State Police Public Sex Offender Registry
▪ FBI  (search by state)
▪ US Department of Justice – National Registry
▪ National and by state with registry laws
▪ Mapping Offenders
▪ Family Watchdog


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