City of Grosse Pointe Farms

Property Tax - General Information

Property tax bills are issued two times every year.  The summer tax bill is issued on July 1st and the winter tax bill is issued on December 1st.  In addition to the millage levied by the City of Grosse Pointe Farms for its operating purposes, the City also collects millage levies for other taxing authorities.  All taxes collected on behalf of these agencies are remitted for the agency's use as received. The back of your tax bill has important information to help ensure your taxes are paid accurately and on time.

Assessment Information
For more information on how your property is valued for tax purposes, please visit the Assessing Department pages.

Fiscal Years
The fiscal years for the taxing authorities vary.  Taxes levied are available for use during the following fiscal periods:

  • City, Schools and College: July 1 through June 30
  • County General: October 1 through September 30
  • State Education Tax: October 1 through September 30

Tax Bill Due Dates
For the full schedule of property tax payment due dates, please refer to the back of your tax bill or click here.

Tax Deferment
Need a little extra time to pay your summer tax bill?  You can delay payment of your Summer Tax Bill without penalty or interest until February 14th, if your total household income for the previous was under $40,000 and you meet certain other requirements.  Click here to see if you may qualify.

Tax Foreclosure
The state law of Michigan has a very strict set of rules for the collection of delinquent property taxes, and puts the responsibility for collecting back taxes in the County Treasurer's hands.  Click here to learn more about different and methods and community resources that can help you prevent tax foreclosure.

Tax Payments
There are many ways to pay your property tax bills.  Click here to find the option that works best for you.

Tax Rates
Curious about where your valuable tax dollars go?  Tax millage rates are listed in detail on each property tax bill.  Our tax chart helps explain the breakdown.  To review current and historical tax rates, please click here.

Please contact the Treasury Department directly at 313-885-6600 or and we will be happy to assist.