Commerce Township Treasurer's DepartmentMolly B. Phillips, Commerce Township Treasurer | Phone: 248-960-7040 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When are property tax payments due?
What should I do if I do not receive a tax bill?
Why have I received a tax bill when my mortgage company pays my tax bill?
Should I notify anyone if I have changed mortgage companies?
Can I use a credit card to pay my taxes?
What is the difference between “homestead” and “non-homestead” tax rates?
What is the supplemental school tax that appears on my tax bill?
My taxes are too high. How can I find out if my property is being fairly taxed?
Do you accept postmarks?
Am I responsible to pay penalties and interest if my mortgage company pays my taxes late?
WHAT IS A MILLAGE RATE?
$1,000.00 dollars of taxable value.
Each local government agency has the ability to levy millage to create funds for operating. The different levels of government are:
Local School Districts
VILLAGE OF WOLVERINE – HOME RULE (CHARTER)- May levy up to 4 mills for operating purposes. This millage is used to operate the Village Offices, Parks and Recreation, Commissions, DPW, etc. The Village of Wolverine collects their own taxes (Village millage only).
TOWNSHIP-The Charter Township of Commerce may levy up to 5 mills for operating purposes. See millage rates for current operating millage levied.
We also have voted millage for Fire, Library and Law Enforcement. The voted millage may be for a specific time span and then the millage either retires, or a new election is required for the millage to continue. Sometimes the ballot language is granting millage only to be levied to cover a specific dollar amount. For instance, our township passed a ballot question giving us permission to levy millage for an additional four (4) police officers and one (1) additional detective. Each year we calculate how much money is needed to cover current salaries for these positions and then compute the millage based on current taxable value.
OAKLAND COUNTY-In August of 1974, Oakland County citizens voted to create the first unified form of county government in the history of Michigan. Less than 60 such governments exist across the nation. The county millage was originally established at a maximum of 5.26 mills and since the Headlee Amendment became effective, this has been rolled back each year to compensate for inflation. See millage rates for current millage levied.
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS-Since 1963 the State constitution changed the county office into a multidimensional agency designed to provide services to local districts in a cost efficient manner, especially services that are too specialized or too costly to offer in each local school district. One of these county agencies is the intermediate school district. The two major contributions are vocational and special education. There are four special/vocational schools located in Oakland County. Currently the ISD also provides data processing services to 25 of the 28 local school districts in the county. The ISD also provides technical assistance in meeting state and federal requirements in developing curriculum and locations for these special school programs. See millage rates for current millage levied.
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE: This is a 2-year junior college where students may go locally to get their Associates Degree and then go on to a four year college. There are 3 campuses. See millage rates for current millage levied.