Frequently Asked Questions
Can I defer my payment for summer taxes until February when my winter taxes are due?
Yes, but only if you qualify. Tittabawassee Township is currently accepting applications for the deferment of 2017 summer property tax payments without penalty and interest until February 14, 2018. Applications may be obtained at the Township Office This form must be received in the Treasurer’s Office on or before September 14, 2017.
To qualify for the summer tax deferment, your annual household income for the preceding year must not have exceeded $40,000 AND one of the following must apply:
- You are 62 years of age or older
- You are a paraplegic, hemiplegic, or quadriplegic
- You are an eligible serviceperson, veteran, widow or widower
- You are blind
- You are totally and permanently disabled
Property that is classified or used as agricultural may also qualify. Please call the office for more info.
If the office is closed, may I leave my payment in the drop box?
Yes, non cash payments may be left in the drop box.
My taxes are in escrow, will my mortgage company receive a copy of the bill?
No, the property tax bill is mailed to the property owner. Most mortgage companies will contact us for the amount owing but if you have questions you should check with them.
I need a receipt, will you send me one?
Yes. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment and we will mail a paid receipt to you.
May I pay my taxes during the lunch hour?
Yes, the office is open from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.
May I change the name and address on the tax bill?
We can change a mailing address but not the name. The name will get changed when a new deed is recorded at Saginaw County Register of Deeds.
What is the difference between the SEV and TAXABLE VALUE?
Your taxes are based on your taxable value which cannot increase more than the rate of inflation or 5% whichever is less, the SEV is approximately 50% of the value of the property.