Summer Tax Information
Important New Information about Summer Taxes
Starting with the 2014 summer tax season, Armada Township will be billing and collecting both the summer and winter tax bills. These are the only property taxes assessed to Armada Township properties. Macomb Intermediate School District will no longer be collecting summer tax bills for Armada Township.
Summer bills are mailed at the end of June, payable July 1st. If you do not receive your bill within a timely manner you may obtain a copy from our office. Failure to receive your bill does not exempt any interest or penalty from being applied. Summer tax is due from July 1 to September 14 without penalty. However, you can still pay that tax at the township office through February 28, but that payment must have the interest charges included. Interest amounts are as follows:
- September 15-30, 1%
- October 1-31, 2%
- November 1-30, 3%
- December 1-31, 4%
- January 1-31, 5%
- February 1-28, 6%
In order to receive an accurate tax bill, the township treasurer needs to know of any changes to your housing situation. Examples of changes that impact tax bills are a new mortgage or escrow company, transfer of ownership or a change in your principal residence information.
If your property taxes are paid through an escrow account you will receive a copy of your tax bill for your records. The tax bill will list the mortgage code. If there is not a mortgage code, and there should be, please contact the township treasurer to resolve the matter. When this information is omitted or incorrect, tax bills can be delayed or incorrectly addressed resulting in payment delays. Please be aware, it is the taxpayer's responsibility to make sure taxes are paid on time by your mortgage or escrow company, and failure to receive a tax bill does not waive interest or penalty.
Payment by check is considered a conditional payment. If the check in not honored by the bank, the bill remains unpaid and is subject to penalties and interest. Please include the bottom portion of the tax bill with your payment and include your parcel identification number on your check. Taxes can be paid in person at the township hall during regular business hours. Taxes can be deposited after business hours in the drop box on the front of the township hall. (No cash please) Taxes can be paid in person at the Armada Branch of CSB Bank during their normal business hours. Taxes can be mailed to: Armada Township Treasurer Peg Smith, P.O. Box 921, Armada, Michigan 48005
Deferment of Summer Taxes
Qualified taxpayers such as senior citizens or disabled persons can apply for a deferment of their summer tax bill. This allows your summer tax to be paid, without interest through February 28th which is the end of the tax collection period. You must qualify by either having a principal residence with annual household income not exceeding $40,000 or agricultural real property and if you are any of the following:
- Senior citizen (age 62)
- Eligible serviceman, eligible veteran or eligible widow/widower
- Totally and permanently disabled
If you fit any of the above criteria, fill out an application and submit it to the Armada Township Treasurer's office by September 15th. Proof of household income may be required. For more information, the Michigan Department of Treasury has posted a "Frequently Asked Questions" document.
Claim for Farmland (Qualified Agricultural) Exemption from some School Operating Taxes
If you are not sure you need to file this claim, or are qualified to file this claim, read the following questions to help make a determination:
- Is the property vacant and classified by the assessor as agricultural? (Vacant property classified as agricultural is automatically exempt from some school taxes and the changes will be made on your next tax bill.)
- Have you already filed the Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (Form 2368) for this property?
If you answered "no" to both of these questions and the property is used primarily for agricultural purposes but is not classified as agricultural, complete this form and submit to the township treasurer by May 1.
If you answer "yes" to either of these questions, you do NOT need to file this form. If your property has a residence or other buildings on it, the assessor may ask you to complete this form, even though it is classified agricultural.
Please note that both of these applications must be signed. Call the Treasurer's office at 586-784-5200 and ask for an application, or print the forms found on this website.
On March 1, unpaid taxes are considered delinquent and must be paid to the Macomb County Treasurer’s office located in the Macomb County Administration Building at One South Main in Mount Clemens. You must contact the Macomb County Treasurer at (586) 469-5190 to determine pay off amounts for delinquent taxes or to verify if delinquent taxes have been paid. You can also obtain delinquent property tax information on the County’s Web-site.