Treasurer's Department Information & News

Treasurer's Department Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Property Tax Bills

Property tax bills are mailed twice each year: July 1st and December 1st. Summer taxes are payable from July 1st through September 14th without interest, unless deferred. Winter taxes are payable from December 1st through February 28th without penalty or interest.

How to Make a Payment

Checks

Please write your property tax identification number on your check for reference. A contact number would also be appreciated for further questions. Payment will be recorded on the date received not the date it is mailed or the date the check is written.

Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted for online payment only. Payment must be made in full. The fee for a credit card payment is 2.65% of the payment amount, with a minimum fee of $3.95. American Express will not be accepted for property tax payments. Checks are considered a conditional payment. If not honored by the bank, tax is considered unpaid and subject to penalties and/or interest due and voided out.

To pay by Mail

Make checks payable to: Fenton Township Treasurer, 12060 Mantawauka Dr. Fenton, MI 48430. You will not receive a stamped paid receipt unless a self addressed envelope is enclosed with your payment.

To pay in person

Bring the mailer copy of your tax bill with you to the office along with payment. There is also an after hours drop box located on the right side of the entrance. Please do not deposit cash payments into the drop box. Postmarks are no longer accepted. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Interest and Penalties

Summer taxes are payable from July 1st through September 14th without interest. If the 14th falls on a weekend, the due date will be the following Monday. A 1% interest charge per month will be assessed on unpaid summer taxes as follows:

Interest Schedule for Summer taxes Paid After September 14th:
September 15-30 1%
October 1-31 2%
November 1-30 3%
December 1-31 4%
January 1-31 5%
February 1-28 6%
March – delinquency to the Genesee County Treasurer

Winter taxes are payable from December 1st through February 28 without interest or penalty. As of March 1st, delinquent real property taxes are payable only to the Genesee County Treasurer, 1101 Beach Street, Flint MI 48502. A 4% penalty and 1% interest per month charge is applied to delinquent real taxes. Delinquent personal property, qualified real and IFT taxes are payable only to the Fenton Township Treasurer located at 12060 Mantawauka Dr. Fenton MI 48430. Please call the office at (810) 629-1537 to verify amount due. Penalties and interest are also applied to delinquent personal property.

Deferral of Summer Taxes

The law provided that beginning September 15th, 1% interest be paid on delinquent taxes. However, these may be deferred without interest until February 15th for any taxpayer who is a senior citizen 62 years of age, totally and permanently disabled, or otherwise eligible whose household income does not exceed $ 40,000.00 per year. Applications for deferment are available at the Fenton Township office and must be returned by September 14th to qualify for that tax year. This process must be repeated each year. Please include your telephone number on form.

Name or Address Changes

Change of name and/or address should be promptly reported to the Assessing department. If you have sold your property and received a statement in error, please forward the statement to the new owner or return it to the office with corrections or name and/or address.

Errors and Omissions

Please examine your statement closely to assure accuracy. Please notify our office of any possible errors.

  • Failure to receive your tax bill does not waive interest and/or penalties.

Dog Licenses

The Genesee County dog licenses are on sale between December 1st thru August 31st only at the Fenton Township office. Dogs are now required to be licensed at four (4) months of age. Verification of rabies vaccination must be presented at the time of purchase. If your dog has already registered in the past, the county will send a filled out form to you in the mail. Our office will have blank forms available. Please bring prepared forms if possible.

Changes to the 2013 Dog Licenses:

Effective December 1, 2012 the renewal months will no longer be December thru February. The 2012 license will be extended to the month of the rabies vaccination, in 2013. Instead the renewal month will coincide with the month of the rabies vaccination. Verification of rabies vaccination must be presented at the time of purchase.

At that time, the owner has the option to purchase a one (1) year or three (3) year license depending on the rabies vaccination expiration. The Township will only have the one year licenses available for sale. The three year license may be purchased from a veterinarian, Genesee County Treasurer or Genesee County Animal Control.

If your dog has already registered in the past, the county will send a filled out form to you in the mail. You will have the option to purchase your license the month before, the month of and the month after the rabies vaccination date was issued. This doesn’t apply if the rabies vaccine is expired.

September 1st thru October 31st, licenses must be obtained at either the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office or Genesee County Animal Control. Contact (810) 732-1660 or (810) 257-3054 for more information.

- 1 year $10.00, 3 year $25.00 Spayed/Neutered
- Not Spayed/Neutered 1 year $30.00, 3 year $80.00
- Delinquent 1 year $50.00, 3 year $100.00 and must be purchased through Animal Control.

School Districts & 2014 Summer Property Tax Millage Rates

    Homestead Non-Homestead
25100 Fenton 11.5072
29.5072
25200 Lake Fenton 11.5072 11.5072
25250 Linden 16.0036 25.0036

 

School Districts & 2014 Winter Property Tax Millage Rates

    Homestead Non-Homestead
25100 Fenton 20.9109 20.9109
25200 Lake Fenton 18.6347 36.6347
25250 Linden 13.9968 22.9968