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, which oversees and administers the pension fund.
  • 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.

2017 Property Taxes

2017 Summer property taxes are sent out July 1, 2017.  The due date to pay the summer taxes without penalty is Monday, August 21, 2017.  Legible U.S. postal service postmarks may be accepted as date received by City Treasurer for purposes of determining penalty for late payment.  Any payments not received by August 21, 2017 shall be charged a 3% penalty on the base tax. 

Property taxes are searchable on line.  Go to "Doing Business" and click on Search Property Data.

Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes is available on line as well.  All applications must be submitted no later than September 14, 2017 and applicant must meet the requirements by state law.

2016 Real Property Taxes
2016 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.
 2016 Personal Property and Special Act Taxes
2016 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, NEZ and Public Act 189 parcels.2016 Real Property Taxes