The Assessing/Treasury Department is charged with compiling tax information, collecting property taxes and payments for goods and services.
Assessing/Treasury Department City Hall
111 East Nine Mile Road
Hazel Park, Mi 48030
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**Effective May 1st, 2017 Friday hours will be 9 am- 1 pm.**
Treasurer: Jo Ann Hubbs-Bowling
Additional Resources: Oakland County Web site
Summer Taxes are payable July 1st thru August 3 1st without penalty. Beginning September 1st there will be a 1% penalty applied to the tax bill each month. Postmarks not accepted.
Winter Taxes are payable December 1st thru February 14th without penalty. Beginning February 15th, a 4% penalty will be added to the winter tax bill. Postmarks not accepted.
March 1st all taxes are turned over to Oakland County Treasurer's Office. 248-858-0611
For the Month of March a revised bill is required to pay all tax payments to the County. The revised bill can be picked up at our office during normal business hours.
To make payments by phone, please call 1(877) 859-9832.
Statement of Services: The City contracts with the Assessing Department at Oakland County for the appraisal of all real estate and personal property for property tax purposes on an annual basis.
Principal Residence Exemption Information
To claim a residential home as your ‘principal residence’, you must occupy the home to be eligible for exemption from the school operating millage on your taxes. This exemption was formerly called the ‘Homestead Exemption’ and now will be called the ‘Principal Residence Exemption’ so as not to be confused with the Michigan Homestead Credit that is filed with your income tax return.
This exemption only applies to homes that are occupied by the owner of the property. As a reminder, in order to claim this exemption, you must rescind all other homestead exemptions claimed in your name prior to applying for any new principal residence
Attention Property Owners! State Law requires a Property Transfer Affidavit to be filed whenever real estate is transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). The General Property Tax Act provides for a penalty to be imposed if this form is not filed.
A Property Transfer Affidavit (Form L-4260) must be filed within 45 days of a transfer. The City of Hazel Park assesses a $5 a day late fee (maximum $200.00) for any Property Transfer Affidavit not submitted within 45 days of a deed or land contract being signed or a transfer of ownership occurring. Please note that transfers include exchanges between related parties and inheritances. In the year following a transfer, the taxable value of a property uncaps and matches the new state equalized/assessed value of the property. This action can result in a dramatic change in annual property taxes depending on how long a property has been capped and the rate of property appreciation not measured in the overall inflation rate.
Also, homeowners who legally transfer their property into a trust must file a Property Transfer Affidavit or risk having their Taxable Value uncapped. The uncapping of the taxable value may cause an increase in property taxes. Mail or bring in the completed form to:
111 E Nine Mile Rd
Hazel Park, Mi 48030
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