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.

2021 Property Taxes

2021 summer taxes were due Friday, August 20, 2021.  (A 3% late penalty was applied 08/21/2021)  

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, mail payment with top portion of their tax bill to City Treasurer, PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239,  pay online with a debit/credit card or electronic check for a fee, or pay over the phone with a debit/credit card(only) for a fee by calling 269-966-3311.  Our current office hours for in person payments are Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm & Friday's 8am - 12pm.

The deadline to submit an Application for Deferment of Summer for 2021 has passed.  

If you did not submit an application on or before September 14, 2021 you no longer eligible for deferment.


2020 Real Property Taxes
2020 real property taxes (your home and land) are delinquent and can no longer be paid to the City of Battle Creek. In accordance with state tax law, real property taxes have been transferred to: 

Calhoun County Treasurer
315 W Green Street
Marshall, MI 49068
Contact the county treasurer's office for payoff information at 269-781-0807.
2020 Personal Property and Special Act Taxes

2020 Personal Property taxes are delinquent and still held by the City Treasurer for collection.  Other parcel classifications collected by the City are for buildings on leased land, IFT (PA 198), OPRA, and Public Act 189 parcels.