Treasury & Taxes

The treasury division of the municipal Finance Department is responsible for billing, collecting and auditing the City's tax revenues.  Treasury practices fair, equitable, accurate and timely operating procedures in accordance with state and local taxation laws. 

Property Taxes

Property Tax bills are issued twice a year, every year. The summer tax bill is calculated at the end of June and is payable by residents on July 1. The winter tax bill is calculated at the end of November and is payable on December 1.  The treasury department collects millage levies for the City and the surrounding taxing jurisdictions. 

Summer Taxes are due July 1 and are payable without penalty through September 14th.  Beginning September 15th, an additional 3% late penalty charge will be added, interest of 1% per month or fraction of a month begins October 1st.  
Winter Taxes are due December 1st and are payable without penalty through February 15th. Beginning February 16th an additional 3% late penalty charge shall be added.

Beginning March 1, all unpaid taxes are deemed delinquent and are transferred to the County Treasurer for payment with additional fees and/or interest. 

Levied Taxes Fiscal Years
Taxes on the bill are used for governmental operations, this date does not affect when the tax is due or its amount. 
County: October- September
City: July-June
School: July-June
State: October- September

What are my payment options?
The Village of Grosse Pointe Shores administration office offers many different payment options for city services.  

Residents are welcome to pay 24/7 with our online payment option on our Online Bill Pay site.
Pay your bill in person at Village Hall, 795 Lake Shore Rd., during regular business hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Drop box payments may be made by personal check, money order, or cashier's check. The drop box contents are removed prior to noon Monday through Friday. Please do not put cash in the drop box.
Mail your bill payment to Village Hall, 795 Lake Shore Rd., submit payment via check or money order; please don't send cash through the mail. Please note that delays at the post office can impact online payment visibility. 
Payments originated from your bank
Most banks use a third party to process checks requested through their online bill payment system.  This means that bills paid through your bank's online system may take up to 15 business days for us to receive.  To ensure payments are received on time, please set payment date at least 15 days prior to due date.

*Returned Checks and Payments 
Checks (including electronic checks) accepted only as a conditional payment.  If not honored by the bank,  tax bills are considered unpaid and subject to unpaid penalties.

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