It is the responsibility of the Oakland Township Treasurer’s Office to receive and manage tax payments and other monies of the Township. It is the intent of the Oakland Township Treasurer’s Office to carry out its responsibility in an efficient and pleasant manner. Please feel free to contact the Treasurer’s office regarding any further questions at 248-651-4440 extension 506 or by email.
Oakland County Equalization is contracted by the Township to act as the Assessor. The Assessor is responsible for property appraisals and taxable valuations, as well as the Board of Review. You may contact them at 248-858-0740 or visit their website here.
2016 Winter tax bills were be mailed on December 1, 2016. Please contact the treasurer's office if you did not receive a tax bill. Failure to receive a tax bill does not defer payment of interest or penalty. Winter taxes are due February 14, 2017. Payments received after February 14, 2017 will be assessed penalty and interest. Please note that postmarks do not apply.
Beginning March 1, 2017 all taxes must be paid to the Oakland County Treasurer with additional penalties.
CLICK HERE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS AND OTHER TAX INFORMATION.
PROPERTY TAX AND PAYMENT HISTORY
We receive numerous phone calls throughout the year requesting prior year tax information and payment history. As much as we are glad to assist you, the information is also available online. Click on Property Information located in the left margin, then Tax Information Search, then enter either your address or parcel number. 3 years of tax history will be displayed. Each tax season's information can be expanded, collapsed and printed depending on your needs.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT MILLAGE RATES?
|2016 - 2017 MILLAGE RATES|
|LAKE ORION *|
|* 100% of school taxes are collected in summer.|
|** Lake Orion winter levy includes 2.0000 mill School Sinking Fund approved August, 2016.|
WHAT IS A HOMEOWNER'S PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE (HOMESTEAD) EXEMPTION?
- Check your Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation and Property Classification you usually receive this at the end of February each year). The exemption status should indicate 100%.
- Check your last tax statement (these are issued on July 1st for the summer levy and December 1st for the winter levy). The exemption status is listed on here and there should be no amount itemized under the School Operating Millage.
Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14th if your total household income did not exceed $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:
- Senior Citizen, age 62 by December 1, of the current tax year
- Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Hemiplegic, or Blind
- Eligible Serviceperson, Veteran, Widow or Widower
- Totally and Permanently Disabled
Applications for deferment must be filed by September 14th of the current year and are available at the Treasurer’s office.
WHAT ARE PROPERTY TAXES BASED ON?
I RECENTLY MOVED INTO MY HOUSE, WHICH IS SIMILAR TO MY NEIGHBORS. WHY ARE MY PROPERTY TAXES HIGHER?
WHY ISN'T MY ASSESSMENT HALF OF MY PURCHASE PRICE?
The law defines True Cash Value (TCV) as the usual selling price of a property. The legislature and courts have clearly stated that the actual selling price of a property is not the controlling factor in the TCV or SEV. When analyzing sales, Oakland County Equalization will review sales and exclude non-representative/distressed sales from the analysis. Non-representative /distressed sales are sales that involve any element of distress from either party; buyer or seller.
Summer taxes are mailed July 1st and winter taxes are mailed December 1st. Failure to receive a tax bill does not defer payment, interest or penalties. Please contact the Treasurer's Office if you do not receive a bill.