Summer Taxes are due
July 1 through September 14
Winter Taxes are due
December 1 through February 14
Please note: The
Treasurer`s Office handles questions regarding the billing and collection of
property taxes. Specific questions regarding property assessments and values
should be referred to the Township Assessing Department.
When can I expect to receive a bill and
when is it due?
The summer tax bills are
mailed the first week of July and are due without penalty by September 14
unless it falls on a weekend in which case the due date is the next business
day. The winter tax bills are mailed the first week of December and are due
without penalty until the following February 14 unless it falls on a weekend
in which case the due date is the next business day. The due date will
always be clearly indicated on your tax bill.
I didn`t receive a bill, what should I
Call our office
immediately (989) 684-7203. We will send you a duplicate bill. Please note,
it is the taxpayer`s responsibility to pay the taxes by the due date
regardless of whether a bill was received or not.
How do I change the mailing address?
The Township Assessor
maintains mailing addresses. For information on what is required to change
an address contact the Township Assessor at (989) 684-7203
I have an escrow account and I changed
Mortgage Companies, what should I do?
Call our office
immediately (989) 684-7203. We need the name and address of your mortgage
company so we can update our records. NOTE: If you pay off your mortgage
and no longer have an escrow account, please call our office so we can update
What is the difference between real and
personal property taxes?
Real property is any
property such as land, house, commercial, industrial building, or anything
attached to it. It is tangible. Real property taxes are assessed on
commercial/ industrial or residential property.
Personal property is
property that is owned by a business whether it be commercial or industrial.
An example of this could be equipment located within a business such as
computers, desks, machinery. See MCL 211.2
What is a Principal Residence Exemption
and how do I know I have one?
A Principal Residence
Exemption entitles the owner of real property an exemption from the 18*mills
of school operating tax for the percentage of taxable value used as a primary
residence. The Principal Residence Exemption must be claimed on a form
approved by the Michigan Department of Treasury. The Principal Residence
Exemption for your property will be included on your assessment notice
expressed as a percentage. The Principal Residence Exemption percentage will
also be displayed on your summer and winter tax bill. A Principal Residence
Exemption of 100% means your property is exempted from 100% of school
operating taxes. Voted school bonded debt millages are NOT exempted.
*Or less subject to Headlee
Amendment roll back
Are there any tax abatements available?
Owners of industrial
property may be eligible for an Industrial Facilities Tax. There are two
types of IFT`s, new and replacement. New projects are taxed at the normal
rate while replacement projects are taxed at the full rate but the taxable
value is frozen. For more information on Industrial Facilities Tax, please
contact the Township Clerk at (989) 684-7203.
Should you have any
questions or comments, please contact us!
Can Tax Payments Be Deferred?
Summer taxes may be
deferred until February 14 without interest penalty if your total household
income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:
On a Principal Residence
- 62 years of age or older
- Paraplegic, Quadriplegic
- Eligible Serviceperson, Eligible Veteran,
Eligible Widow or Widower
- Blind Person
- Totally and Permanently Disabled
On Agricultural Real
- If the gross receipts of agricultural or
horticultural operations in the previous year (or the average gross
receipts for such operations in the previous three years) is not less
than my household income for the preceding calendar year.
You may file for
deferral of Summer taxes until September 15 at the Monitor Township
Treasurer`s office. You must apply for deferment every year.