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.

2018 Property Taxes

The Deadline to submit the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes for 2018 has passed.

If you did not submit an application on or before September 14, 2018 you are no longer eligible for deferment.

2018 Winter Property Taxes
 were sent out December 1, 2018.  2018 winter property taxes were due on or before February 14, 2019.  Any payments that are postmarked on or before 2/14/2019 will require the additional 3% penalty on the base tax in order to pay winter taxes in full.  Payments with a legible U.S. Postal Service postmark on or before February 14 may be considered paid on time by the Treasurer if received on or before February 21, 2019.  The state tax law prohibits the City from processing real property tax payments after February 28, 2019.  Payments must be received by 5pm February 28.  No postmarks accepted.

2017 Real Property Taxes
2017 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.
2017 Personal Property and Special Act Taxes
2017 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