4393 Collins Rd.
Rochester, MI 48306
Tax payments: PO Box 80453 Rochester, MI 48308-0453
Checks payable to: Charter Township of Oakland
Escrow company payments, certified mail, and large envelopes should be mailed to the Township address.
Tax and open invoice information available through BS&A Online
- John Giannangeli, Treasurer
- Krista Smalarz, Deputy Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org (248) 218-6954
- Karen Breza, Treasury Specialist - email@example.com (248) 218-6965
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.
2023 Property Tax Bills
2023 Summer tax bills will be mailed on July 1, 2023 and due September 14, 2023. Payments received after September 14, 2023 will be assessed interest at a rate of 1.0% per month until paid. 2023 Winter tax bills will be mailed mailed on December 1, 2023 and are by due February 14, 2024. Payments received between February 15, 2024 and February 28, 2024 will be assessed penalty in the amount of 3.0%.
CLICK HERE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS AND OTHER TAX INFORMATION.
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.
Beginning March 1, 2024 all taxes must be paid to the Oakland County Treasurer with additional penalties.
2022 Property Tax Bills
Any delinquent amount owed on 2022 property taxes must be paid to the Oakland County Treasurer. Click Here for 2022 property tax payment options.
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 Here for Property Information, you can search for parcels by address, parcel number or owner name. Selecting the Tax Information Tab, 7 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?
(2023 summer rates will be available mid June)
|2023 MILLAGE RATES
|LAKE ORION *|
|* 100% of school taxes are collected in summer.|
WHAT IS A HOMEOWNER'S PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE (HOMESTEAD) EXEMPTION?
If you own and occupy your home as your principal residence as of June 1st or November 1st, you may qualify for an exemption to the 18 mill school operation millage. People who qualify for this program have filed an affidavit and are currently receiving this 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. Click Here for the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes.
WHAT ARE PROPERTY TAXES BASED ON?
Your taxes are based on the Taxable Value of your home. Tax amounts are calculated by multiplying the
Taxable Value of a parcel by the millage rate of each collecting unit; County, School, State and Township.
summer and one-half in winter. The remaining millage rates are divided between your summer and winter tax bills.
the percent change in the rate of inflation or 5% (whichever is less).
I RECENTLY MOVED INTO MY HOUSE, WHICH IS SIMILAR TO MY NEIGHBORS. WHY ARE MY PROPERTY TAXES HIGHER?
This is a result of the uncapping of your Taxable Value. The year after there is a transfer of ownership the Taxable Value is uncapped
to the current SEV. This uncapping can result in different Taxable Values and different tax amounts for identical homes.
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.