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.
2017 Summer tax bills were mailed on July 1, 2017 and were due September 14, 2017. Payments received after September 14, 2017 will be assessed interest at a rate of 1.0% per month until paid. 2017 Winter tax bills will be mailed December 1, 2017 and are due February 14, 2018. Payments received between February 15, 2018 and February 28, 2018 will be assessed penalty in the amount of 3.0%.
Beginning March 1, 2018 all taxes must be paid to the Oakland County Treasurer with additional penalties.
Payments by mail are recorded on the day received. Postmarks do not apply.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not defer interest or penalty. Please contact the Treasurer's office if you did not receive a tax bill.
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. We are glad to assist you but the information is also available online for your use. 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?
|2017 MILLAGE RATES|
|LAKE ORION *|
|* 100% of school taxes are collected in summer.|
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 or older
- 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.