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DEPARTMENT NEWS

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Property Tax Information

All property tax bills and water bills are paid at the Treasurers Office. Payment will be recorded on the “date” received – not the date payment is mailed nor the date on the check.

Drop Box Convenience

For your convenience, Brownstown offers a drop box for payment of property tax bills or water bills by check or money order only (no cash, please). The drop box is located to the right of the main township entrance and can be utilized 24 hours a day.

Property Tax Due Dates

Summer Tax Bills:

The summer tax bills are mailed out the first week of July. They are due and payable in full to the Township Treasurers Office by 4:30 pm on September 14. Payments must be received in full. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENTS. After September 14, a 3% penalty (late charge) will be added to all delinquent tax statements.

Winter Tax Bills:

The winter tax bills are mailed out the first week of December. Beginning March 1, Brownstown Residents can pay their delinquent Real taxes online at the Wayne County Treasurers Office. Please go to: www.treasurer.waynecounty.com

Delinquent Property Taxes after March 1

Real Property:

Beginning March 1, Summer and Winter delinquent taxes, for Real Property, MUST BE PAID to the Wayne County Treasurer, 400 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226, 313.224.5990. Delinquent REAL tax amounts are now available on the Wayne County website at www.waynecounty.com/treasurer.

Personal Property:

Beginning March 1, Summer and Winter delinquent taxes, for Personal Property, MUST BE PAID to the BROWNSTOWN TREASURERS OFFICE. Additional penalties will apply.

Payment of Taxes through a Mortgage Company

If a taxpayer chooses to pay their property tax through an escrow agent, (mortgage company), Brownstown will not send the taxpayer a tax bill; the amount due will be sent directly to your mortgage company on file. If a taxpayer pays off their mortgage, it is the responsibility of either the taxpayer or mortgage company to contact the Brownstown Treasurers Office to notify us of the change. Once we receive notice, we will delete the mortgage company from our system, and all future tax bills will be sent directly to the homeowner.

Returned Checks

The Charter Township of Brownstown will charge any individual or company a fee of $30.00 (cash or money order only) for a "returned" check, (non-sufficient or otherwise). The Township is not liable, in any respect, for any difficulty that may occur with a bank, financial institution or mortgage company. A "returned" check must be paid in full within five (5) days of Brownstown receiving it.

Name Changes on a Tax Bill

If your name or address appears incorrect on your tax statement, it is your responsibility to make a name change. Name changes must be made through our ASSESSORS OFFICE, 734.675.5929, or by using the form supplied at the bottom of each tax bill.

Senior Property Tax Deferments

Brownstown Treasurers Office, July 14, 2005 Public Act 24 of 2005 has amended Section 51 of the Michigan General Property Tax Act, (MCL 211.51), to allow the following residents: Senior Citizens (age 62 and older), Paraplegic or Quadriplegic, Eligible Serviceperson, Eligible Veteran, Eligible Widow or Widower, Blind Person or Totally and Permanently Disabled person, to defer their summer property taxes if they have a household income below $35,000 in 2004. The previous income level for deferment was $25,000, and revised this July, 2005.

At the beginning of July, 2005 treasurers across the state mailed property tax bills including information regarding property tax deferrals based on the previous $25,000 income limit. It has since been determined by the state, that the new $35,000 income limit will be used in this years summer property tax collection.

To qualify for the deferment under the new income limit, a resident must meet one or more of the following conditions as defined by the State Income Tax Act:

  • Household income below $35,000 for the year of 2004;
  • Is 62 years of age or older, including the unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death;
  • Is a paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, eligible widow or widower, blind person or a totally and permanently disabled person.

Residents, who believe they qualify under the new limit and wish to defer their summer property taxes, can obtain an Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes from the Brownstown Treasurers Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM 4:30 PM. Deferment forms must be on file with the Brownstown Treasurers Office no later than September 14. If the deferment is approved, individuals will have until February 14th to pay their summer property tax without penalty.

Additional Information

If you need additional information regarding your property taxes, you can call the Treasurer's office at 734.675.0052.