Treasury

The City Treasurer's office bills and collects:

  • real and personal property taxes
  • special assessments
  • weed cutting and snow removal invoices
  • fees for other miscellaneous services provided by the city
The Treasury Department  hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

If you have any questions concerning tax statements, the collection process, or the deferment process, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (248) 691-7545.


Tax Due Dates

Homeowners typically have two tax bills during a fiscal year:

The Summer Tax Bills are mailed July 1st. The summer taxes are payable July 1st thru August 31st without penalty.

The Winter Tax Bills  are mailed December 1st. The winter taxes are payable December 1 thru February 16th without penalty.

Helpful Information About Tax Due Dates

  • If a mortgage company is responsible for the payment of your property taxes, the tax statement will be sent directly to their tax department or servicing company, provided they have submitted a written request for us to do so.
  • If a bank, land contract holder, mortgage company or their servicer, is responsible for the payment of your property tax payment and you received the statement, please contact their office and inquire as to where they want you to forward the bill for payment, you may also wish to request that they solicit the bills directly from the City in the future.
  • It is ultimately the owner’s responsibility to assure that the taxes are paid.
  • Failure to receive a tax statement does not waive responsibility of payment within normal terms.
  • If a tax statement reaches you in error, please do not destroy it. Return the tax statement to the City.
  • Your cancelled check is your receipt. Checks are accepted only as a conditional payment. If not honored by bank, tax is unpaid and subject to unpaid tax penalties along with a $30.00 fee on returned checks.
  • If a receipt is requested, please send a self addressed stamped envelope with your payment for a receipt to be mailed to you.
  • Businesses in existence on tax day shall be taxed as such for the full year. Personal and Real property are assessed as of tax day, December 31, 2015.

Payment Methods

There are four ways in which a tax bill can be paid:

  • Mailed via U.S. Postal Service (US postmark required by due date to avoid any penalty) to Treasury Department, City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Mich 48237.
  • In-person at the Treasury Department, City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Mich 48237.
  • Deposited in the City's Payment Drop Box, located in front of City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Mich 48237.
  • Via credit card payment. The credit card payment options should be made online only at Official Payments charges 2.75% with a minimum fee of $3.95 minimum fee for real property tax payments. All debit and credit cards are accepted.

Penalties

Beginning September 1st, there will be a 4% penalty charged to all unpaid summer taxes. Beginning October 1, 2015 an additional penalty of one-half of 1% per month will be assessed, not to exceed 6%.

Winter taxes paid after February 16th will incur a 3% penalty.

Beginning March 1, 2016, all unpaid 2015 taxes must be paid to Andrew E. Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, with additional penalties. During the month of March, a revised statement from the City Treasurer must accompany your remittance to the Oakland County Treasurer.

Note, all payments must be U.S. postmarked no later than the due date to avoid penalty.

If you have any questions concerning tax bills, the collection process, or the deferment process, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (248) 691-7545.


Property Tax Inquiries

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