Pay Property Taxes

Property Tax Information

You can see all the tax information and detail, including special assessments, assessed value, taxable value, millage rate detail, and many more items through our BS&A online portal. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Pay Property Taxes


To pay by checking account or debit/credit card, click here for the BS&A Online Portal and search for your address/parcel to locate your balance(s) due. Please note that debit/credit card fees will apply; checking account processing is free. Want to make an installment/partial payment? Change the “Amount Paying” box to the amount you are paying.


Please use the top stub and courtesy envelope from the tax bill mailed to you.

Payments should be mailed to:

  City of Ferndale Taxes
  P. O. Box 674459
  Detroit, MI

Payments mailed to the P.O. Box are received and processed by the City's bank. Postmark date and check date are not accepted as paid date.

By Phone

Dial 866-873-9157 to pay your balance due in full; installment or partial payments cannot be made by phone. Be sure to have your parcel number handy before you call.

At City Hall

  • In-PersonClick here for our current City Hall hours.
  • Drop Box – The drop box is attached to the front of City Hall and available 24 hours a day. Items placed in the black drop box are processed on the following business day, Monday through Thursday. Please include your parcel number on your check and allow two business days before your payment is due to ensure payment is processed by the due date.
  • Payments mailed to City Hall will be processed according to the dropbox guidelines once received. Postmark date and check date are not accepted as a paid date.

Credit Card Fee - As of January 1, 2019, tax payments made by debit or credit card will be assessed a 2% service fee. Fees will be charged whether you use your card in person, on the phone, or online.

Returned Check Fee - Checks are accepted only as a conditional payment. If not honored by your bank, tax is unpaid and subject to unpaid tax penalties and a $35.00 returned check fee.

If you have any questions concerning your tax statement, the collection process, or the deferment process, contact Tax Billing at 248-546-2370.

Tax Forms And Applications

If you are looking for tax forms and applications (change of address, hardship exemption, property transfer affidavit, application for deferment of summer taxes, etc.) click here.

Need to update your mailing address?

Complete the change address form here.


How Property Values Are Determined

View frequently asked questions about property values, how assessments are determined, and what happens when you purchase a home.

Tax Forms and Applications

View and complete your tax forms and applications

Pay Delinquent Property Taxes Online with Oakland County

Click here to pay your delinquent property taxes via the Oakland County Website

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Does Ferndale have Payment Options for Real Property Taxes?

Yes; if you do not escrow your taxes, you may elect to pay your summer tax bill in eight monthly installments, July through February, due by the last business day of each month.

Preprinted installment coupons will be mailed to you separately from your tax bill in early July. If paying by mail, an installment coupon must accompany your check. Postmark date and check date are not accepted as a paid date.

Mail summer installment coupon payments to:
City of Ferndale Taxes,
P. O. Box 674459,
Detroit, MI 48267-4459

Who should I contact about my property tax assessment?

Oakland County Equalization

Oakland Pointe Office Building
250 Elizabeth Lake Road, Suite 1000W
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341 

Phone: 248-858-0740

How do I appeal an assessment?

In February you will receive a ‘NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT, TAXABLE VALUATION, AND PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION’ from Oakland County Equalization. 

This form has your proposed values for the upcoming tax year.  There are instructions on how to set up an appointment with the March Board of Review to appeal the proposed values. The March Board of Review is the place to begin the appeal process.

More information can be found here.

What is the Board of Review?

The board reviews and approves the tax assessment roll for the City. The Board of Review also hears requests for a correction of assessment.

The Board of Review meets each year in March at City Hall after the annual assessments have been sent out to homeowners.

Can I pay my taxes online?

For Property Tax payment info, click here.

When does the Board of Review meet?

The Board of Review meets each year in March at City Hall after the annual assessments have been sent out to homeowners.

How can I pay my taxes?

For Property Tax payment info, click here.

You can pay your taxes online, in person, or at City Hall. You may also drop your tax payment in the drop box located outside the entrance of City Hall.

City of Ferndale
300 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220

When are my summer taxes due?

The ‘Summer Tax’ bills are issued on July 1st and are due by July 31st.

When are my winter taxes due?

The ‘Winter Tax’ bills are issued on December 1st and are due by February 14th.

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