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WEXFORD COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAX FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  WHEN ARE THE PROPERTY TAX BILLS SENT?

A.  TAX BILLS ARE SENT OUT BY THE CITIES, TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES TWICE A YEAR.  SUMMER AND VILLAGE TAXES ARE SENT BY JULY 1ST AND WINTER TAXES BY DECEMBER 1ST.

Q.  WHEN ARE TAXES DUE?

A.  FOR TOWNSHIPS, SUMMER TAXES ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 14TH WITHOUT PENALTY AND ARE COLLECTED BY THE TOWNSHIP TREASURER UNTIL FEBRUARY 28TH. FOR CITY OF MANTON AND CADILLAC, TAXES ARE DUE BY AUGUST 14TH WITHOUT PENALTY AND COLLECTED BY THE CITY TREASURERS UNTIL FEBRUARY 28TH. VILLAGE TAXES ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 14TH WITHOUT PENALTY AND ARE COLLECTED BY THE WEXFORD COUNTY TREASURER BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15TH WITH PENALTY AT 1% PER MONTH. WINTER TAXES ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, TO CITY AND/OR TOWNSHIP TREASURERS. SOME CITY/TOWNSHIP TREASURERS CHARGE A 3% PENALTY FROM FEBRUARY 15 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 (EXTRA DAYS ARE ADDED  IF 15TH FALLS ON SUNDAY OR HOLIDAY-CONTACT YOUR CITY/TWP TREASURER). ALL TAXES BECOME DELINQUENT ON MARCH 1 WITH ADDITIONAL PENALTIES AND INTEREST, COMPUTED WITH A 4% PENALTY AND 1% INTEREST PER MONTH

Q.  WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DIDN'T RECEIVE A TAX BILL?

A.  YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT YOUR CITY/TOWNSHIP/VILLAGE TREASURER FOR THE CURRENT SUMMER, VILLAGE OR WINTER TAX BILL. THE WEXFORD COUNTY TREASURER COLLECTS DELINQUENT TAXES ONLY. ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS MUST BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR LOCAL CITY/TOWNSHIP/VILLAGE TREASURER.

Q. WHAT IS THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE CITY, TOWNSHIP OR VILLAGE?

A. PLEASE VISIT OUR PREVIOUS PAGE FOR SELECTION WHICH LISTS ALL CITY/TOWNSHIP/VILLAGE TREASURERS.

Q.  CAN I MAKE PARTIAL PAYMENTS ON MY DELINQUENT TAXES?

A.  YES. YOU MAY MAKE UP TO SIX (6) PARTIAL PAYMENTS PER DELINQUENT TAX YEAR.

Q.  CAN TAXES BE PAID WITH A PERSONAL CHECK?

A.  YES AND NO.  NO PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH 31 FOR PARCELS FACING FINAL FORECLOSURE (PLEASE REFER TO PREVIOUS PAGE "FORECLOSURE TIMELINE"). FOR ALL OTHER DELINQUENT TAXES PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO WEXFORD COUNTY TREASURER.

Q.  WHERE DO I SEND MY DELINQUENT TAX PAYMENT?

A.  WEXFORD COUNTY TREASURER, PO BOX 293, CADILLAC MI  49601.  WE WILL MAIL YOU A RECEIPT.

Q.  DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

A.  YES, THERE IS A 3.5% SERVICE FEE ADDED TO ALL DELINQUENT  TAX AMOUNTS;  OR CALL GOVERNMENT PAYMENT SERVICES. THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 888-604-7888 M-F 8-4. A 5% SERVICE FEE AND $3.00 HANDLING FEE IS ADDED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT CHARGED. YOU MUST CALL OUR OFFICE (231) 779-9475 TO VERIFY PAYMENT AMOUNT AND GET AN AUTHORIZATION CODE BEFORE CALLING GOVERNMENT PAYMENT SERVICES (GPS).