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Tax Information

Winter Taxes

Winter taxes will be issued December 1, 2019, are due February 14, 2020, without penalty.  Add 3% penalty for all taxes paid February 15, 2020 - February 29, 2020. 

Summer Taxes

Summer taxes are due July 31, 2019, without penalty; thereafter ½ percent interest will be added each month through February 29, 2020. An additional 3% penalty will be added February 15, 2020 - February 29, 2020.

City Hall Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mail payments to:   City of Howell
                                         611 E. Grand River
                                         Howell, MI  48843

24-Hour Drop Box: Payments may be made after regular business hours utilizing the drop box available in the ATM lobby.

Credit Card: To pay online, Click Here. You will need to provide your name, parcel # or property address. (Please note you will pay a convenience fee for this service.)

Late Payments: All payments must be physically received in the City of Howell Treasurer’s Office on or before February 29, 2020. Postmarks will NOT be honored. Beginning March 3, 2020, all unpaid 2019 taxes must be paid to the Livingston County Treasurer, 200 E. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843, with additional penalties.

Summer Deferred: Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14, 2020, if your 2018 total household income was less that $40,000 and you meet one of the following criteria:

        -62 years of age or older
        -Paraplegic, quadriplegic, or hemiplegic
        -Eligible serviceperson, veteran, or widow or widower of a serviceperson
        -Blind person
        -Totally and permanently disabled

Applications for deferment are available at the Treasurer’s Office and must be received by September 17, 2019.

Change of Ownership: Report change of ownership promptly to the City of Howell Assessing Department at 517-540-6708. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt tax from penalties. Make sure your principal residence exemption and property transfer papers are filed with the City Assessor.

Escrow/Mortgage Company: The mortgage code number will appear in the center of the bill, on the right-hand side. It is your responsibility to be sure the mortgage company has requested your bill for payment. Failure to receive payment by the due date will result in penalty and interest.

Personal Property Taxes: The assessment date for personal property tax is December 31, 2018. If you were in business as of that date, you are responsible for the 2019 summer and winter taxes.