Treasurer

About the Department


  • City ordinances require the City Treasurer to collect and deposit money owed the city for various services and taxes.
  • State law also requires the Treasurer to serve on the Police and Fire Pension Board.
  • The Treasurer receives payments for utility bills, invoices, income taxes, and special assessments.
  • The Treasurer also bills and collects property taxes for the city, schools, county, library, community college and state. The money collected is periodically sent to the other taxing jurisdictions.
  • In addition to billing and collecting, the Treasurer's division receives, records and deposits all city revenue.

2022 Property Taxes

2022 summer tax bills will go out on Friday, July 1, 2022, and are due on or before Monday, August 22, 2022.  Payments with a legible U.S. postal service postmark on or before August 22, 2022 will be considered paid on time. (A 3% late penalty will apply 08/23/2022) 

To pay taxes, a customer can put their payment with the top portion of their tax bill in our freestanding drop box located in the drive up lane to the Northeast of City Hall's main entrance on or before 5pm on 8/22/22, mail payment with top portion of their tax bill to City Treasurer, PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239 on or before 8/22/22, pay at any BATTLE CREEK Comerica Bank on or before 8/22/22 (top portion of your tax bill and full payment is required at Comerica Bank), pay online with a debit/credit card or electronic check on or before 5pm 8/22/22 for a fee, pay over the phone with a debit/credit card (only) for a fee by calling 269-966-3311 by 5pm 8/22/22, or pay in person at the Treasurer's office.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm except for holidays. Hours are subject to change.  Please make checks payable to Battle Creek City Treasurer. For all debit or credit card payments, an enhanced access fee will apply.


The deadline to submit an Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes is September 14, 2022.  

To obtain this application online, please copy and paste in your web browser:
https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/-/media/Project/Websites/taxes/MISC/2001/2001_homestead1.pdf?rev=3653492c21944daf938452df137020db&hash=CFDC062E19FD93C1961D58871BD74900

Once completed, this can be returned in our free standing drop box  located in the drive up lane to the Northeast of City Hall's main entrance outside City Hall, mailed to City Treasurer, PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239 or dropped off in person.

 
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