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When are taxes billed?
Summer taxes are mailed by July 1st, and Winter taxes are mailed by December 1st each year.
When are taxes due?
Summer taxes are due September 14th of each tax year, and Winter taxes are due February 14th of the following year. Postmarks are not accepted. If due dates fall on a weekend or holiday, taxes will be due the next business day.
I didn't receive a bill, what should I do?
Call our office immediately (734) 449-2880. We will send you a duplicate bill. Please note, it is the taxpayers responsibility to pay the taxes by the due date regardless of whether a bill was received or not.
If you wish to make a mailing address and/or name change on a tax billing, you must complete the Township's Address Change Form and return it to the Township Office, 8350 Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189.
All name changes on tax billings must have a copy of the deed attached.
How are my taxes calculated? Why am I being assessed a 1% Administration Fee on my taxes?
The tax bill amount is the product of the taxable value of the property multiplied by the millage rate plus a 1% administration fee. The General Property Tax Law provides that a local property tax collecting unit may add a property tax administration fee of not more than 1% of the total tax bill per parcel. This is a common fee administered by many units of government collecting property taxes. The taxable value is determined as part of the assessment process by the Township Assessor and the growth of the taxable value is limited to inflation by Proposal A unless there has been a change in the ownership of the property. The millage rate is determined by the various taxing entities, including the Library, School District, Police, Fire and General Fund operations of the Township.
What types of payments are accepted for taxes?
Our Township accepts cash, check, or credit/debit card for tax payments. There is a processing fee for credit/debit card payments.
Where can tax payments be made?
Sewer bills and tax bills can be paid with cash, check, credit card/debit card*, or money order.
Option A: You can pay your bills at the Township Office:
- in person during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
- by using the drop box in the office vestibule during non-office hours
- by mail - payments by mail must be received in our office by the due date on the bill in order to avoid late fees - we do not accept Post Dates. We are not responsible for delays in mail delivery.
Option B: You can pay your bill on-line
Option C: You can call toll free (800) 272-9829, use code 3241.
*There is a fee for credit/debit card payments for Sewer Bills of $2.75.
*There is a fee for credit/debit card payments for Tax Payments of 2.55% of the balance.
Failure to receive your bill does not waive the past due penalties.
What if my tax payment is late?
Late payments are assessed a 1% interest fee the day after the payment is due and each month after. On February 15th, a 3% penalty is assessed.
After February 28th, all unpaid taxes are sent to Washtenaw County as delinquent. At that point, taxes are due and payable to the County only, not at the Township offices. The County will mail statements with their fees included. Payment address: Washtenaw County, 200 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107. 734-222-6600.
Where can I get an application for Deferment?
Deferring payment on taxes to a later date is available to some homeowners. You must certify that you meet all the criteria to qualify for a deferment. The form must be completed, signed, and returned to our office before the tax due date for each season. Don't forget to list the tax year at the top of the form.
Click here for the Deferment Form.
How do I look up my Property Tax and Assessing Record Information?
The following Link will provide updated information for assessing records, as well as property tax and utility billing information. Through this system, you are able to review tax information on any property in Northfield Township. You may also pay your bills online through this interface.
Property Tax Information (BS&A Online)
How do I estimate my Property Tax?
What if I want to Appeal My Taxes?
The State of Michigan established the appeal process to assure that the property tax system would function in an equitable fashion. It is the taxpayers right to take advantage of this process. We have provided the following links to information on appealing your taxes.
Board of Review Petition to Appeal your Taxes
Board of Review
Appealing your Taxes and Assessment
FAQ on the Appeal Process
I just bought property; How do I transfer the taxes in my name? What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?
A Property Transfer Affidavit must be filed within 45 days with the Township Assessor whenever a transfer of ownership occurs on any property. This form is reviewed by our staff to determine whether a property is to have its taxable value "capped" or "uncapped."
Proposal A, passed by the voters on March 15, 1994, places a limit on the value used to compute property taxes. Starting in 1995, your property taxes were calculated on Taxable Value. Prior to 1995, your taxes were calculated on State Equalized Value.
If there was a transfer of ownership on your property during the current year, the following year's Taxable Value will be the same as your new State Equalized Value.
If there was not a transfer of ownership on your property in the current year, the following year's Taxable Value is calculated by multiplying the previous year's Taxable Value by the Consumer Price Index for the current year.
Physical changes in your property may also increase or decrease your Taxable Value. Your Taxable Value cannot be higher than your State Equalized Value.
Michigan Property Transfer Affidavit
How do I file for a Principal Residence Exemption?
The Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption is an exemption from a portion of the local school operating tax. To be eligible to receive the exemption, the property must be owned and occupied as your principal residence. Business or rental property, or 2nd homes (vacation homes) which are not your primary residence, do not qualify for the exemption. Please visit our FAQ page on Principal Residence Exemptions for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions on Principal Residence Exemption
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit