2017 Winter Property Taxes Due Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The 2017 winter tax bills for the City of Portage were mailed to property owners on November 22, 2017. Payments are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Property owners not in receipt of a winter tax bill by December 8, 2017 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. Questions regarding the tax bills may be directed to the Portage Treasury Office at 329-4455. Property tax information is available at www.portagemi.gov − click on the AccessMyGov icon. Property tax information is updated daily.

Pay in Person at City Hall
Payments can be made at the City of Portage Treasury Office (7900 South Westnedge Avenue) in the form of cash, check, credit/debit card or money order. Payment by check authorizes the city to convert the check to an electronic funds transfer; the bank account may be debited as soon as the same day the city receives the check payment. Please be aware that payments via credit/debit card will include a 3 percent convenience fee, charged by the vendor (Point&Pay). The Treasury Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exceptions of Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018. A 24-hour drop box is located near the south exit of City Hall; payments placed in the drop box are processed the next business day.

Pay by Phone or Online
To pay with a credit/debit card by phone, call 1-866-270-5701 or pay online at www.portagemi.gov - click on the AccessMyGov icon. A convenience fee of 3 percent is charged by the vendor (Point&Pay).

Online Banking
Schedule an online baking payment through your bank no later than February 7, 2018 to ensure timely delivery of funds to the City of Portage to avoid late fees.

Mailed Payments to City Hall
To avoid a 3 percent late fee, mailed payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Post Office on or before February 14, 2018 and received by the city no later than February 28, 2018. In all late-payment disputes, the Portage Treasury Office will rely on the postmark applied by the Postmaster (metered postmarks are not accepted). Property owners mailing tax payments on or just before February 14 are encouraged to hand-deliver payments to the post office and witness the postmark being applied to the payment.

All 2017 property taxes that remain unpaid on March 1, 2018 will be turned over to the Kalamazoo County Treasurer for collection, and additional fees will be added.

Questions regarding property tax bills may be directed to the City of Portage Treasury Office at 329-4455.