Treasurer's Dept FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When will tax bills be mailed out?

Summer bills are mailed at the end of June, payable July 1st and winter bills are mailed at the end of November, payable December 1st.  If you do not receive your bill within a timely manner you may obtain a copy from our office.  Failure to receive your bill does not exempt any interest or penalty from being applied.

 Where can I make a name or mailing address change?

All corrections to your name and address can be made through the Assessor’s Office.  You may contact them at 586-786-0010 – press 2-3.

 When are the tax bills due?

The summer bill is due is due on September 14th and the winter bill is due on February 28th.  If the due date falls on a holiday or weekend, the bill will be due on the next business day.

 Can I still make a payment on my summer bill after September 14th?

Payments must be received by the due date to avoid penalty. Postmarks will no longer be accepted

The Township accepts payment of summer bills after the due date with interest applied as follows:  1% Sept. 15-30, 2% Oct. 1-31, 3% Nov. 1-30, 4% Dec. 1 – 31, 5% Jan. 1-31, and 6% Feb. 1-28.

 What happens if I do not pay my taxes by the final due date (Feb. 28)?

The Township cannot accept any payments after February 28.

On March 1st taxes (summer and winter) are considered delinquent.  All delinquent taxes must be paid to the Macomb County Treasurer located at:

1 South Main, Mt.Clemens, 48043 with additional penalties applied.  You may call the County at 586-469-5190 or check their website for further information.

 What if a mortgage/escrow company pays my taxes?

The Treasurer’s office is notified by escrow companies as to which properties they will be paying taxes for and those bills are sent to them as soon as they are available. 

NOTE:  It is important to remember that it is the taxpayer’s responsibility to see that your tax bill is paid on time.  You may check our website to see if your tax bill has been paid as well as checking here with us at the office.

 What are the fiscal years for each entity of taxes collected?

All tax entities are paid for the year ahead.

County          1/1 – 12/31             School          7/1 – 6/30

Township      4/1 – 3/31               State Ed       10/1 – 9/30

Library          7/1 – 6/30    

 How is my tax bill calculated?

The Taxable Value (divided by 1000) is multiplied by the millage rate.  Keep in mind the different rates for homestead and non-homestead.

 What is a summer deferment?

Qualified taxpayers such as Senior Citizens or disabled persons can apply for a deferment of their summer tax bill.  This allows your summer tax to be paid, without interest through the end of the tax collection period (Feb. 28th).  You must qualify (Principal residence with annual household income not exceeding $40,000 or Agricultural Real Property).  Deferment forms are available at the Treasurer’s Office and must be filed by September 15th

 Where can I get a Dog License?

Dog Licenses are available through the Macomb County Animal Shelter, 21417 Dunham, Clinton Township, MI 48036 or call 586-469-5115 for more information.