Treasurers Department

3800 Lapeer Road
Port Huron Township, MI 48060
810-987-6712
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Except Holidays
Peter Shonka
Treasurer

Statutory Duties of the Treasurer

  • Collects real and personal property taxes
  • Keeps an account of all Township receipts (revenues) and expenditures
  • Issues Township checks
  • Deposits Township revenues in approved depositories
  • Invest Township funds in approved investment vehicles
  • Collects delinquent person property tax
  • Responsible for jeopardy assessment sin collection property tax
  • Collects mobile home specific tax
  • Must appoint a deputy
  • Must post a surety bond

Address Changes

We are receiving many tax bills back due to wrong addresses. If you have moved please, notify the Assessor'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.  Please Call 810-987-6600 and ask for the Assessor's Assistant.

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.
Our account and Parcel numbers are in the following formats.

Utility Bill:  A 12 digit number in 000000000000 format. Numbers in bold will be your house address numbers.

Tax Bill: a 16 digit number in 74-28-000-0000-000 format  Numbers in bold will be your unique parcel number. 
74 represents St Clair County
28 represents Port Huron Township 
If you have a tax bill with parcel numbers starting with 74-06, this is a City of Port Huron parcel.

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