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?
Tax Dollar Pie 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
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
||General Township Operating *
||Township Roads Millage Expires 2016
||Bloomfield Twp Library Millage Expires 2023
||Safety Paths Millage Expires 2018
||Public Safety (Police/Fire/Dispatch) Millage Expires 2023
||Senior Services Millage Expires 2023
||Drains Storm Drain Debt
||Capital Improvement Millage Expires 2032
||Total to Bloomfield Township
||Oakland County Oakland County Operating, OCC, County
Intermediate Schools, County Parks
||Misc Voted Public Transportation, Detroit Zoo, Art Institute
||Bloomfield Hills School District School Operating, Debt,
Supplemental, Sinking Fund
||Total Sent to Other Taxing Authorities
* Township Operating Supports: Supervisor, Clerk, Elections,
Assessing, Treasury, Accounting, Planning, Ordinance,
Roads, Motor Pool, Maintenance, Public Safety and Information Technology
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.
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)
- 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.
Summer Taxes Application
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
All unpaid taxes are due to the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office
effective March 1st. Additional interest and penalty will apply.
1. Who do I make my check payable to?
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
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.
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
or by letter sent to 4200 Telegraph Road Bloomfield Township MI 48302.