Monroe Charter Township Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collection of taxes after they have been assessed by the Assessor. Summer tax bills are payable from July 1st through September 14th of any calendar year. Winter tax bills are payable from December 1st through February 14th of any calendar year. When the 14th falls on any weekend or holiday, the tax collection date is extended to the next regular business day.
For the convenience of Monroe Charter Township residents, tax bills can be paid by mail, in person, at any First Merchants Bank Office or by utilizing our locked drop box located at the right of our front door at Monroe Charter Township. All payments received by our drop box method, will be processed for the date they were placed into the container. Our offices are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Any winter taxes not paid by February 14th of the current calendar year, incurs a 3% penalty until the last day of February. On March 1st the real property taxes are turned over to the Monroe County Treasurer for collections. All personal property taxes and mobile home taxes remain at the township until paid. Partial payments can be accepted on tax bills throughout the current year.
Summer taxes are collected for the State Education Tax and for County Operating and are distributed to the County of Monroe approximately every two weeks throughout the summer collection period. Winter taxes are collected and distributed approximately every two weeks to Monroe Public Schools, Ida Public Schools, Monroe County Community College, Monroe County ISD, Monroe Charter Township, and the County of Monroe for Senior Citizens, Library, Fairview, Veterans, and Tourism.
An Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes is located at our office.
You may be able to defer your summer taxes without penalty or interest until the February 14th deadline. This deferment is based on one the following qualifications subject to change by the State of Michigan:
1) Gross household income for the preceding calendar year did not exceed $40,000.00.
2) 62 years of age or older, including the unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death.
3) Paraplegic, Hemiplegic, or Quadriplegic.
4) Eligible Serviceperson, Eligible Veteran, Eligible Widow or Widower.
5) Blind Person.
6) Totally and Permanently Disabled.
7) Agricultural Real Property.
Your intent to defer must be filed by September 15th or until the date your summer taxes are due.
If you have any questions regarding your taxes we will be always be willing and able to address your concerns. Please contact our office at 241-6575 from 8:30am -4:30pm Monday through Friday.
Current Tax information is now available online at the following link:
Penny Barton, Treasurer