Tax Bill Online Payments

The legal responsibility for paying on the correct parcel of property rests with the taxpayer. Payment must be received by the appropriate due date to avoid additional charges. 

Summer Taxes

Summer tax payments are due July 1st through September 14th.

Late Fees will be applied to the unpaid balance:

  • September 15th  = 1% late fee
  • October 1st  = an additional 1% will be added the first of every month
  • February 15th = an additional 3%

EXCEPTION: For qualified taxpayers receiving a summer tax deferment, all late payment charges up to March 1 will be waived. The principal residence property of a taxpayer who has a total gross household income of $40,000 or less for the preceding tax year, AND is totally and permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic, or is an eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower and is at least age 62; as these terms are defined in the Income Tax Act of 1967, P.A. 281 of 1967. The taxpayer must file for a deferment of summer taxes form with the City Treasurer by September 14th. If approved, this deferment will also apply to the winter tax bill. To avoid late fees both the summer and winter tax bills must be paid in full by the last day in February.

For Summer Tax deferments form, click on the following link: Summer Tax Deferments

Winter Taxes

Winter Tax payments are due December 1st through February 14th.  

Late Fees will be applied to the unpaid balance:

  • February 15th = 3% late fee

Payments made as of March 1st

Real Property = Land and Building taxes are payable to the Bay County Treasurer with additional interest of 1% per month and a 4% administration fee as provided by Section 211.44 of the real property tax laws for the state of Michigan. 

Personal Property = Business Equipment taxes are payable to the Bay City Treasurer with additional interest of 1% per month.

 ONLINE PAYMENT FEES - by third party service provider
 E-Check or E-Savings Account: $1.00 for payment
 Credit/Debit Cards: 2.5% of amount paid; if payment is less than $100, the service fee will be 2.5% plus 50 cents 
An additional 95 cents transaction fee applies for IVR (Automated phone) payments