When are property taxes mailed and when are they due?
Property Tax Bills are mailed twice each year: July 1 and December 1. Summer Taxes are payable from July 1 through the September due date without interest. Winter Taxes are payable from December 1 through the February due date without penalty. If you do not receive your tax bill, please call the Treasurer’s Department at (248) 370-9420 and a screen print of your taxes will be mailed to you or may be obtained at Property Tax Lookup on the Tax Information screen on the Treasurer's web page. To avoid late penalties, please allow sufficient time (7-10 days) for mailing, as postmarks are not accepted.
How is the amount of my tax determined?
Tax amounts are calculated by multiplying the Taxable Value of a parcel by the millage rate divided by 1,000. Please remember we have 5 different school districts, so verify your school district to get the correct millage rate.
Where do I pay Delinquent Tax Payments?
As of March 1, all delinquent property taxes are payable only to the Oakland County Treasurer, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48341. For payments made in the month of March, a revised statement must be obtained from the City of Auburn Hills Treasurer's Department and submitted with your payment to the County Treasurer’s Office. To contact the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office call (248) 858-0611.
Delinquent taxes may now be paid online. Visit Prior Year Tax Payment to do so.
When is my water/sewer bill due?
All water/sewer bills are due on the 15th of each month. All payments made after the 15th will have a 6% compounding late fee applied. You have the option to pay this bill online. Visit Utility Bill Online Payment to do so.
Also available is our direct debit payment option. With this option, we debit your checking account on the due date for the amount owing on the bill. To sign up for this option, please follow the link to the direct debit enrollment form - Direct Debit Enrollment Form
What are the office hours for the Treasurers Department?
Our offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
How can I make a payment on my Utility Billing Account:
The Treasurer’s office accepts cash, check, and credit / debit card payments. Payments by check can either be mailed or dropped off at City Hall. Cash and credit / debit card payments must be made in person. Photo ID is required to make a payment by credit / debit card and fees apply using this payment method. After hours payments may be put in the drop-box located outside of the Treasurer’s office. You can also make a payment with a Credit / Debit Card or E-Check at www.auburnhills.org
I sent my payment electronically, through my checking service, why is it late?
The City of Auburn Hills receives e-lockbox payments (online bill payment checks) every business day. However, not all banks send them electronically. Therefore, if you ask your checking service to send payment, they may have to write a check and mail to the City in the traditional manner. This seems to take longer than it would for you to write and mail a check yourself. Please make sure to allow ample time for this process if you choose to make a payment this way.
If you choose to use your own online banking payment system, DO NOT use your utility account number to pay taxes or other invoices. Payments sent to us with utility account numbers are automatically imported into the utility payment system and will not be removed.
How can I make a payment after hours?
The City has two drop boxes conveniently located in front of City Hall. Payments may be made using either of the two drop boxes at the City Hall Administration Building parking lot at 1827 N. Squirrel Road. Payments must be received in the drop box BEFORE the start of the next business day to be included in the business transactions for the prior day.
You may utilize the online payment method, as well. Go to www.auburnhills.org
How do I get a stamped receipt if I use the drop box?
Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment, and you will be mailed a screen print receipt. You may obtain your tax information at any time by going to Assessing Department. If you have sold your property and received a tax statement in error, please forward the statement to the new owner or return it to the Treasurer’s Department with correction(s) of name and/or address.
How do I make Name or Address Changes on my water bill?
Contact the Utility Billing Department at (248) 370-9340.
What is the IRS School Code for my School District?
The IRS School Codes are as follows:
- Avondale: 63070
- Lake Orion: 63230
- Pontiac: 63030
- Rochester: 63260
Where can I view the financial reports for the city?