Property Taxes


Billing Periods


Property Taxes are billed twice annually:
  • Summer bills are issued September 1 and due October 9. After that date, a 4% fee will be added to the balance of your bill.
  • Winter bills are issued December 1 and due February 14. After that date, a 3 % penalty will be added to the balance of your bill.
Partial payments are accepted. Tax payments must be in our office on or before the due date to avoid any fees or penalties; postmarks and check dates are not accepted as payment date. If you would like a receipt mailed, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.

Certain taxpayers may qualify for a deferment of their summer taxes until February 15. Please see the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes form. Applications must be filed with our office on or before October 9. 

Access the property tax online search tool for more information.


Outstanding Property Taxes


Beginning March 1, all remaining balances are turned over to the Mason County Treasurer's Office for collection and additional fees will be added. If you have any questions regarding taxes due from previous years, please call the County Treasurer’s Office at 231-843-8411.


Timely Billing & Collection


The City Treasurer strives to ensure timely billing and collection of taxes and fees, and forwards taxes collected on behalf of other taxing jurisdictions to them twice a month as required by law. Receipt of all payments are deposited daily and then invested in a prudent manner governed by Public Act 20 and the City Investment Policy. Our goal is to maximize the financial resources to meet the needs of the City and its Citizens by careful planning and investment.