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. If your tax payment is made by mail, you will receive a receipt by return mail.

Disbursement of Tax Dollars

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

  • State of Michigan
  • Oakland County
  • Oakland Community College
  • Oakland County Intermediate School District
  • School districts within Bloomfield Township
  • Bloomfield Township General Fund, Police, Fire, Library and 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 

Click here to view the Tax Dollar Disbursement in PDF format.

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 – 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 1st tax statement. Beginning in 2003 the State Education portion of your taxes is billed 100% on the summer tax statement. The County Operating portion of your taxes are billed on the summer statement. July taxes become a lien on the property on July 1st and are subject to interest on payments received after September 14th.

Deferred Taxes

Your 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 are 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 fit any of the above criteria, fill out an application and send it to the Bloomfield Township Treasurer's Office. Proof of household income may be required. Please note that this application must be signed. Call the Treasurer's office at 248.433.7705 and ask for an application, or print out the Deferment of Summer Taxes Application found on this website.

    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 are subject to penalty on payments received after February 14th.

     

    FAQ

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

    2. When are taxes billed?
    Taxes are billed twice a year: Statements are sent mid June and mid November for due dates July 1st and December 1st. July taxes are payable without interest by September 14th. December taxes are payable without penalty by February 14th. All unpaid taxes are sent as delinquent to Oakland County on March 1st.

    3. Where are payments made?
    Payments for Township business can be made at the Township offices or over the telephone or internet by credit card or direct deposit. Banks and utility companies cannot accept our payments. A 24-hour drop box is located in the Township's main lobby.

    4. May I make my payment by credit card or direct deposit?
    Information regarding Credit Card and Direct Deposit Payments is printed on the reverse side of the Tax statement, or call our Office at 248.433.7705.  You may also visit the Payment Options page of this website and use one of the payment options.

    5. How do I go about processing 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 Change form found on this website. You can also 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 penalty of 1% interest per month for every delinquent month will be applied. If payments are made on or after March 1st, a revised statement from the Township must accompany your remittance to the county office.

    7. How do I make payments to Rizzo Services?
    Any questions about solid waste services should be directed to Rizzo Services at 866.772.8900. Payments should be sent to the following address or you can pay online.

    Rizzo Services
    22449 Groesbeck
    Warren, MI 48089

    8. How do I contact the Treasurer’s Office?
    By telephone at 248.433.7705 or by fax at 248.433.7714 or by sending an email to treasurer@bloomfieldtwp.org.