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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

•Online- 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.

•By Mail- Please use the top stub and courtesy envelope from the tax bill mailed to you. Payments mailed to City of Ferndale Taxes, P. O. Box 674459, Detroit, MI 48267-4459 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 make your payment. 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 - 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 drop box guidelines once received. Postmark date and check date are not accepted as 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.

RESOURCES

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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FAQS

Does Ferndale have Payment Options for Real Property Taxes?

Yes, the City provides an option to pay in Installments by Mail on Real Property only.  

Taxpayers may elect to pay their taxes in eight  (8) installments between July – February.   Payments are to be received by the last working day of the month to avoid any additional interest penalties.  (Postmark is not accepted as the pay date).

This payment plan does not include any Winter Taxes.

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 the month of 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 tax assessment roll for the City.  The Board of Review also hears requests for correction of assessment.

The Board of Review meets each year in March at City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile after the annual assessments have been sent out to homeowners.

Can I pay my taxes online?

Yes!

The City has partnered with Oakland County to provide an online tax payment option.

Click here to pay your taxes online.

When does the Board of Review meet?

The Board of Review meets each year in March at City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile after the annual assessments have been sent out to homeowners.

Where do I pay my taxes?

Pay online

By Mail or in person at City Hall.  (You may also drop your tax payment in the drop box located outside the entrance).  The hours of operation are 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday

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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