Property Tax Information
Drop Box Convenience
For your convenience, Brownstown offers a secure, locked drive-up drop box for payment of property tax bills or water bills by check or money order only (no cash, please). The drop box is on the sidewalk to the left of the main entrance; it is decorated with an American flag. It can be utilized 24 hours a day.
Important Tax Information
- Income Tax Purposes
- Online Banking
- Point & Pay
The summer tax bills are mailed out the first week of July. They are due and payable to the Township Treasurers Office by 4:30 pm on September 14. After September 14, a 3% penalty (late charge) will be added to all delinquent tax amounts/statements.
Winter Tax Bills:
The winter tax bills are mailed out the first week of December. They are due and payable to the Township Treasurers Office by 4:30 pm on February 14. On February 15, a 3% penalty (late charge) will be added to all delinquent tax amounts/statements. These delinquent tax statements can still be paid here at the Township Treasurers Office until 4:30 pm on the last business day of February. Beginning March 1, Brownstown Residents must pay their delinquent Real taxes online at the Wayne County Treasurers Office or directly downtown. For more information, please visit here.
Personal Property Tax Bills:
Brownstown Township continually collects delinquent taxes for Personal Property TAX ONLY (businesses only).
Mortgage and/or Escrow 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.
Brownstown Township 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 $40,000.
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 $40,000 for the current year;
- 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.
Senior Deferment Application
Explanation of Summer Mill Rates (July 2020)
How Your Tax Dollars Are Distributed
Contact Information:If you need additional information regarding your property taxes, you can call the Treasurer's office at 734.675.0052, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.