Taxes

The Bloomfield Township Treasurer's Office mails approximately 46,000 tax statements each year. Informational tax statements are mailed to homeowners who have a mortgage company paying their taxes. Tax payments received by mail will receive a receipt by First Class mail.

Disbursement of Tax Dollars

The Bloomfield Township Treasurer's Office Collects and distributes tax dollars to the following entities:

  • State of Michigan
  • Oakland County
  • Oakland Community College
  • Oakland County Intermediate School District
  • School districts within Bloomfield Township (Avondale, Birmingham, Bloomfield & Pontiac)
  • Bloomfield Township General Fund, Police, Fire and Library
  • Public Transportation Authority
  • Detroit Zoo and Detroit Art Institute

Where Does Your 2014 Tax Dollar Go?

This document is available to view in PDF format. 2014 Tax Dollar Pie Chart 

Tax Dollar Disbursement Chart

Do You Know How Your Valuable Tax Dollars Are Spent?

By law, each property owner, per their individual Taxable Value and specified millage rates, pays yearly property taxes.
All funds, collected by Bloomfield Township, are re-distributed to the various taxing authorities on a bi-weekly basis.

Each funding authority uses these funds to cover their fiscal year's activities.

For example, if a Homestead Property Owner has a TAXABLE Value of 1,000.00, the funds would be distributed as follows:
** Based on the 2014 Millage Rate of 40.0938

$1,000.00  
2.29 General Township Operating *
0.72 Township Roads Millage Expires 2016
2.51 Bloomfield Twp Library Millage Expires 2023
0.48 Safety Paths Millage Expires 2018
6.23 Public Safety (Police/Fire/Dispatch) Millage Expires 2023
0.24 Senior Services Millage Expires 2023
0.39 Drains Storm Drain Debt
0.48 Capital Improvement Millage Expires 2032
$13.34 Total to Bloomfield Township
9.60 Oakland County Oakland County Operating, OCC, County Intermediate Schools, County Parks
1.30 Misc Voted Public Transportation, Detroit Zoo, Art Institute
6.00 State Education
9.85 Bloomfield Hills School District School Operating, Debt, Supplemental, Sinking Fund
$26.75 Total Sent to Other Taxing Authorities
$40.09 Total Tax

* Township Operating Supports: Supervisor, Clerk, Elections, Assessing, Treasury, Accounting, Planning, Ordinance,
Roads, Motor Pool, Maintenance, Public Safety and Information Technology

Summer Taxes

Summer Taxes are due July 1st and payable July 1st through September 14th without interest. The tax statements, which are mailed out in June, are called the summer and/or school taxes. Half of the school taxes are billed on the July statement, with the exception of the Pontiac School District, which bills 100% of its school taxes on the July statement. Beginning in 2003, the State Education and Oakland County portion of the tax is billed 100% on the summer tax statement. July taxes become a lien on the property on July 1st and accrue interest on payments received after September 14th.

Deferred Taxes

Summer tax payment may be deferred until February 14th, if your total household income for the previous year was less than $40,000 AND if you qualify for any of the following:

  • Senior Citizen (age 62)
  •  Paraplegic/Quadriplegic
  • Eligible Serviceman, Eligible Veteran, or Eligible Widow/Widower
  • Blind Person
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled

If you qualify, complete the Deferment Application, sign and send it to the Bloomfield Township Treasurer's Office for approval. Proof of household income may be required.

This document is available to view in PDF format. Deferment of Summer Taxes Application

Winter Taxes

Winter taxes are due December 1st and payable December 1st through February 14th without penalty. The tax statements, which are mailed out in November, are called the winter and/or December taxes. Bloomfield Township taxes and half of the local school taxes are billed on the December bill. December taxes become a lien on the property on December 1st and accrue penalty on payments received after February 14th.

All unpaid taxes are due to the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office effective March 1st. Additional interest and penalty will apply. 

FAQ

1. Who do I make my check payable to?
Bloomfield Township

2. When are taxes billed?
Taxes are billed twice a year and are considered a lien on the property. Statements are sent by July 1st and by December 1st. July taxes are payable without interest through September 14th. December taxes are payable without penalty through February 14th. All unpaid taxes are deemed delinquent and fall under the Oakland County Treasurer’s jurisdiction on March 1st.

3. Where are tax payments made?
Payments by check may be sent through the mail. Cash or check payments will be accepted at the Treasurer’s Office. Banks and utility companies cannot accept our payments. A secure 24-hour drop box is located in the Township's main lobby for your convenience.

4. May I make payment by credit card or direct deposit?
Credit Card or Direct Debit (electronic check) payments can be made by phone or internet. Information regarding these payment options is printed on the reverse side of the Tax statement or by visiting the Payment Options page of this website.

5. How do I process my name, address or bank change?
A written request must be sent to the Township for all changes; there is space provided on the back of your tax bill for these changes or you can use the Notification of Name, Address, and Bank Changes form found on this website. Mail or fax your request to the Township office.

6. What happens if I'm late in paying my winter taxes?
All payments received after February 14th are subject to 3% penalty. On March 1st and thereafter, all delinquent taxes must be paid to the Oakland County Treasurer, 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, MI 48341. A 4% county property tax administration fee and a county penalty of 1% interest will be applied. Additional penalties/interest accrue monthly. If payment is made during the month of March, a Revised Statement from the Township must accompany your remittance to the county office.

7. How do I make payment for trash service?
The Township is currently under contract with Rizzo Services. Any questions about solid waste services should be directed to their Customer Service at 866.772.8900. Payments can be sent to the following address or paid online through the following link.

Rizzo Services
22449 Groesbeck
Warren, MI 48089

8. How do I contact the Treasurer’s Office?
The Treasurer’s Office can be reached by phone at 248.433.7705, by fax at 248.433.7714, by sending an email to treasurer@bloomfieldtwp.org or by letter sent to 4200 Telegraph Road Bloomfield Township MI 48302.