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 are due Friday, August 20, 2021.  Payments with a legible U.S. postal service postmark on or before 08/20/2021 will be considered paid on time. (A 3% late penalty will apply 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 on or before 5:00 pm 8/20/21, mail payment with top portion of their tax bill to City Treasurer, PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239 on or before 08/20/2021, pay at any BATTLE CREEK Comerica Bank on or before 08/20/2021 (top portion of your tax bill is required and only full payments accepted), pay online with a debit/credit card or electronic check on or before 5:00 pm  8/20/21 for a fee, or pay over the phone with a debit/credit card(only) for a fee by calling 269-966-3311 by 5pm 8/20/21 .

The deadline to submit an Application for Deferment of Summer for 2021 is September 14, 2021.  

To obtain this form, please copy and paste in your web browser:
Once completed, this can be returned in our drop box located outside City Hall or mailed to City Treasurer, PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239 


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.