Winter Property Tax Bills Issued to Property Owners
The 2012 winter tax bills for the City of Portage were mailed to property owners on November 21, 2012 and payment is due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Property owners who did not receive a winter tax bill are asked to contact the Portage Treasury Office. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the property owner of the responsibility for payment of the tax and applicable fees.
Payments can be made by cash, check or money order.
Please be aware that payment by check authorizes the city to convert the check to an electronic funds transfer and that the associated bank account may be debited as soon as the same day the city receives the check payment.
- The Treasury Office (7900 South Westnedge Avenue) is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of Tuesday, December 25, 2012 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
- Mailed payments must be postmarked by the post office on or before February 14, 2013 and received by the city no later than February 21, 2013 to avoid a 3 percent late fee. The Portage Treasury Office strongly recommends that taxpayers choosing to mail tax payments on or after February 10, 2013 hand-deliver payments to the US Post Office and witness a clerk postmark the payment. In all late-payment disputes, the Portage Treasury Office will rely on the postmark applied by the Postmaster.
- A drop box is available 24 hours per day near the south exit of City Hall. Payments made in the drop box will be processed the next business day.
Payments can be made by credit card.
Call 1-800-272-9829 and follow the instructions on the front of the property tax statement. When using this payment method, a convenience fee will be added.
Payments can be made by online banking.
Use the parcel number as the account number. Payments should be made no later than February 7, 2013 to ensure timely delivery of funds to City Hall to avoid late fees.
Questions regarding tax bills may be directed to the Portage Treasury Office at 329-4455. Property tax information is also available by visiting www.portagemi.gov > Quick Links > Property Information > Launch Property Tax and Assessment Lookup. Property tax information is updated daily. Taxes that remain unpaid on March 1, 2013 will be turned over to the Kalamazoo County Treasurer for collection where additional fees will be added.