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.

2020 Property Taxes

2020 winter taxes are due 2/16/2021 this year because 2/14 falls on Sunday and 2/15 is a holiday.  To pay taxes on time a customer can put their payment in our drop box located outside City Hall on or before 2/16/21, they can mail their tax payment to us at PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239(we will honor of legible U.S. postmark dated on or before 2/16/21), pay at any Comerica branch in Battle Creek on or before 2/16/21 (tax bill is required), pay online with a debit/credit card or electronic check on or before 2/16/21 for a fee, pay over the phone with a debit/credit card(only) by calling 269-966-3325 by 5pm 2/16/21 . A 3% late penalty will be added to all unpaid parcels before 8am on 2/17/21.

The deadline to submit the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes for 2020 has passed.

If you did not submit an application on or before September 14, 2020 you are no longer eligible for deferment.

2019 Real Property Taxes
2019 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.
2019 Personal Property and Special Act Taxes

2019 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.