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Treasurers Dept


Peter Shonka
Treasurer

pshonka@porthurontownship.org
Ext. 22





Jennifer Fleming
Deputy Treasurer
jfleming@porthurontownship.org 
Ext. 23

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
810-987-6600 

Address Changes

We are receiving many tax bills back due to wrong addresses. If you have moved please, notify the treasurer's office with the new mailing address. Some of the reasons we receive mail back include expired forwarding orders, moved left no forwarding address, post office box has expired, no mail receptacle and house is vacant. Failure to receive your bill will not excuse any penalty incurred. Any time you make a change of address, for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact our office to ensure proper and timely delivery of your tax and assessment notices.

Online Checks

Many of our residents are using online checks to pay their water/sewer, taxes, assessments. etc. Unfortunately, many of theses checks have the incorrect account number on them. In the past, if we knew the check we received with the tax ID number on it was for the water bill, or the check had the water account number on it, but was for the taxes, we would apply it to the correct account.

Effective immediately, all online checks with incorrect account numbers will be returned. It is your responsibility to apply your payment to the correct account. Your tax ID number begins with 28-###-####-###. Your water bill account will start with three numbers then the property address and three more numbers. For special assessments, please use the tax ID number and district number. If you are not sure what account number to use, please contact our office before sending.

Property Taxes

Tax Bills — As a taxpayer, you have the responsibility to verify that payment is being made on the correct property description. The tax amounts listed on the tax notice are levied on the property described at the top of the bill, left hand side, and are for the indicated tax year.

Please note that failure to receive a tax bill or failure to deliver timely payment does not waive interest or penalty charges. The billing and
payment cycle for taxes are as follows:

                              Tax Period        Billed/Mailed        Due
                              Summer Taxes       7/1             9/14
                              Winter Taxes        12/1            2/14      

Payments — Please make checks or money orders payable to Charter Township of Port Huron. Checks are accepted as conditional payment until the check clears the bank. Partial payments can be made any time after the initial bill is sent.  To better serve our taxpayers, we have a drop box for your 24-hour benefit. The drop box is located near the Township Hall entrance and may be used for any township business.

The Township mails out only one bill per tax cycle. If you receive a tax bill, but you have an escrow, you must contact your mortgage company to make sure they pay the bill. If you did not receive a tax bill and you do not have an escrow, please call us and we will gladly mail you an additional copy. Summer Tax Deferments - For qualified residents, you may defer your summer tax bill until February 14 without penalty. For an application to defer, please contact the Treasurer’s Office or download the application from the State of Michigan website.
To qualify, your household income must be less than $40,000.00 for the prior calendar year AND meet at least one of the following:

  • Senior Citizen (62 years or older)
  • Paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic
  • Eligible serviceperson, veteran, widow/widower
  • Blind person
  • Totally and permanently disabled

Dog Licenses
Dog licenses are available at the Port Huron Township Office from December 1st to February 28th of each year. You must bring the pre-printed form you receive from the St. Clair County Humane Law Enforcement Office, and your current rabies certificate. After March 1st all licenses must be purchased from SCC Humane Law Enforcement on Griswold Rd.

 
   

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