Treasury

The Office hours of the Treasury Division have changed. The Treasury Division is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the Treasury Office will no longer be open on Fridays until further notice.




Tax Due Dates

The Summer Tax Bill Statements are mailed July 1st. The summer taxes are due by August 31st without penalty.

The Winter Tax Bill Statements are mailed December 1st. The winter taxes are due by February 16th without penalty.

Note: 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.

Note: 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.

Note: It is ultimately the owner’s responsibility to assure that the taxes are paid.

Note: Failure to receive a tax statement does not waive responsibility of payment within normal terms.

Note: If a tax statement reaches you in error, please do not destroy it. Return the tax statement to the City.

Note: 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.

Note: If a receipt is requested, please send a self addressed stamped envelope with your payment for a receipt to be mailed to you.

Note: 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, 2014.


Penalties

Beginning September 1st, there will be a 4% penalty charged to all unpaid summer taxes. Beginning October 1, 2015 and additional penalty of ½ of 1% per month will be assessed not to exceed 6%.

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

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 Treasurers must accompany your remittance to the County Treasurer.

Note: All payments must be U.S. postmarked no later that the due date to avoid penalty.

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.


Paying Tax Bills

By US Mail (US postmark required by due date to avoid any penalty)
At the Treasury Department in City Hall
A City Payment Drop Box is located in Front of City Hall.
Credit Card Payments may be made on line only. Access to the Official Payments link is located at the bottom of the Tax Inquiry Page. Official payments charges 2.75% of payment amount or a minimum fee of $3.95.


SUMMER TAX DEFERMENTS

A deferral (delay) of the payment of SUMMER TAXES until February 15th is available on the PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE of property owners who meet the following qualifications:

Age 62 or older (and eligible surviving spouse)
OR Hemiplegic or Paraplegic or Quadriplegic or Blind
Totally and Permanently Disable (Bring 1040A, Schedule 3 or 1040, Schedule R)
Eligible Serviceperson/Veteran (and surviving spouse)
AND Household income (including Social Security/Pension, etc.) does not exceed $40,000

Household Income (including Social Security/Pension, etc) does not exceed 40,000.

To obtain a deferment, an application must be filed EACH YEAR by September 15th with Treasurer’s office. Please bring the following documents:

***Your 2014 MI Homestead Property Tax Credit (Form MI-1040 CR must be filed)

***Your Medicare or VA Card

***Your 2015 Summer Tax Bill


 

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