For additional property tax questions please contact the Treasurer's Office.
When are property tax payments due?
Summer property tax payments are sent at the beginning of July and are payable without interest or penalty through September 14. Winter tax payments are sent the beginning of December and are payable without interest or penalty through February 14.
What are my payment options?
There are four different ways to pay your taxes. One is to mail your payment along with the top portion of your tax bill to:
Charter Township of Springfield
12000 Davisburg Road
Davisburg, MI 48350
The second option is to pay at the Township Offices located at 12000 Davisburg Road, across the street from Davisburg Elementary in Davisburg. The third option is to place your payment and the top portion of your tax bill in our drop box located at the front entrance to the Township Offices. The fourth option is to pay your taxes online with a credit card by clicking here. Service charges apply.
What should I do if I don't receive a tax bill?
Tax bills are mailed out twice per year, July 1 and December 1. Failure to receive your tax bill does not exempt taxes from penalties. If you do not receive a tax bill, contact the Treasurer’s Office immediately at (248) 846-6520.
Can I charge my taxes on my credit card?
Yes, you can now pay your taxes with a credit card at the Township offices or online by clicking here. Service charges apply.
How are my taxes calculated?
To estimate what your property tax will be for the year, multiply the current taxable value by the millage rate for your school district. Divide the sum total by 1,000. The balance will be your estimated tax payable. If you do not know what your current taxable value is, call the Treasurers Office at (248) 846-6520.
Should my mortgage company receive the tax bill?
If your taxes are escrowed, your mortgage company should receive a tax bill list. A tax bill will be sent to you for your records. Check your tax bill to see if a mortgage company is listed.
What is the difference between P.R.E. (Primary Residence Exemption) tax base and Non-P.R.E. tax base?
If you own and occupy your home as your principal residence, it may qualify for a principal residence exemption. Secondary residences and businesses are considered Non-P.R.E. and are charged school operating taxes.
My tax bill states Non-P.R.E. tax base. Should it state P.R.E. tax base?
If you own and occupy the property as a principal residence by May 1 of the year being requested, you may qualify for an exemption. An affidavit must be filed with the Assessing Department. Contact the Assessor’s Office at (248) 846-6530 for more information.
My taxes are too high. How can I reduce my taxes?
Call the Assessor’s Office at (248) 846-6530 for information on the valuation of your property.
Can I defer my summer taxes until February 14?
Deferring your summer taxes means you can pay your summer taxes by February 14, instead of September 14, without interest. To be eligible for summer deferment, your total household income for the preceding calendar year must be less than $40,000 and you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Senior citizen (Age 62 by December 1 of the current year)
- Paraplegic, quadriplegic
- Eligible serviceman, eligible veteran or eligible widow
- Totally and permanently disabled
Why didn't I receive a stamped tax receipt in the mail?
Due to the high cost of postage, tax receipts are not automatically mailed to taxpayers. If you would like a stamped tax receipt mailed to you, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your payment.