Taxes

Tax Information – Question’s? Call 810-678-3345
Treasurer’s Office
Scott Benscoter, Treasurer
Susan Wood, Deputy Treasurer

2018 Summer Taxes are payable July 1st through September 14th, 2018 without penalty or interest. As of September 14th, 2018 a 1% interest penalty per month will be assessed.

Summer Tax Deferments
Summer taxes may be deferred without penalty until February 14th, 2019 for any taxpayer who is a senior citizen 62 years or older, totally and permanently disabled otherwise eligible whose below or income does not exceed $40,000.00 per year. Applications are available at the treasurer’s office and must be returned to our office no later than September 14th, 2018. Once approved your summer tax will be due by February 14, 2019.

Summer Tax Deferment Application

Poverty Tax Exemption Application

2018 Winter Taxes
Winter tax bills are payable December 1, 2018 through February 14, 2019.  As of February 15th, 2019 a one time 3% penalty charge will be added. As of March 1st, 2019 all real property taxes will be sent on to Lapeer County Treasurer. Personal Property taxes are still paid at the township. Township offices will be open for tax collection 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

During the time of tax collection, you may make partial payments on your tax bill.

Mail your tax payments to:
Metamora Township 
Scott Benscoter, Treasurer
730 W. Dryden Road
Metamora, MI 48455

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL STUB WITH YOUR PAYMENT.

Payments made in person at our offices:
Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DROP BOX JUST OUTSIDE THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE FRONT DOORS.

TAX BILLS - Just a reminder that tax bills are sent out twice a year.  Summer bills are sent out by July 1st and Winter bills are sent out by December 1st.  If you have NOT received a bill within those first weeks that the bills are sent out, please contact the Treasurer's Office.  Failure to receive bill does not waive interest acrued.  The taxpayer is still responsible for their bill under the General Property Tax Act, Section 211.44, Sec.

44(2):  "Failure to send or receive the notice does not prejudice the right to collect or enforce the payment of the tax".

Don’t wait to report errors!

If you spot an error on your tax bill or assessment notice please let us know immediately. Once the township assessment roll is completed in March, changes can only be made by the Board of Review. The Board of Review is only required by law to meet twice a year to make corrections. These Corrections include – clerical errors and mistakes and receiving a homestead exemption. The two times a year they meet is July and December.

2018 Tax Rates Per School District

Taxes

SCHOOL HOMESTEAD NON-HOMESTEAD
Lapeer Schools #44010 23.0915 41.0915
Dryden Schools #44050 24.0719 41.4399
Oxford Schools #63110 30.9301 48.6554

Millage rate breakdowns
Summer millage rates 9.7275 All School Districts
Winter homestead millage rates - Lapeer 13.3640 Dryden 14.3444 Oxford 21.2026

Here is a link to the State website for a Tax Estimator.  Click Here