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Pay Property Taxes

Pay Property Taxes

The treasury Department annually accepts tax payments for summer and winter taxes between the first business day of July and the final business day of March. Please view our Property Tax Guide for help reading and understanding your property tax bill.

Tax payments submitted outside of the time period stated above are considered delinquent and must be directed to Oakland County Treasurer's Office. The City offers several different options to homeowners for property tax payments.  

Homeowners can pay online using Oakland County's property tax gateway: Click here to pay your property taxes online.

If you'd like to visit us at City Hall, we are open Monday-Thursday between 8-5:30 p.m. You can make property tax payments at the counter in the upstairs lobby or drop your payment off in the drop box located outside of City Hall entrance located on E. 9 Mile.

RESOURCES

Tax Forms and Applications

View and complete your tax forms and applications

Pay Taxes Online with Oakland County

Click here to pay your taxes via the Oakland County Website

Property Tax and Land Search

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FAQS

Does Ferndale have a Payment Plan 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.

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.

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 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 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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