How to Pay Your Tax Bill



Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed All Legal Holidays


 An after hours drop box is located at the front entrance of City Hall.

Check or money order only. Do not leave cash.

Property taxes can now be paid online. Click on this link to go to the City of Pontiac online property tax payment site.
Property taxes are payable through August 31, 2019 without penalty. Beginning September 1, 2019, penalty of 1% will be added to the unpaid taxes and 1% additional penalty on the first of each month thereafter. We accept partial payments
 Assessment date for Personal Property Tax and Real Property is December 31, 2018. If you were in business as of December 31, 2018, you are responsible for the 2019 Summer and Winter taxes.
 Property tax information is available on the Oakland County 24 Hour Tax Hotline by dialing the toll free number 1-888-600-3773. To access tax information, you will need to enter your 10-digit parcel ID number. There is no charge for this service.

 Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14, 2020, if your 2018 total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Senior Citizen, age 62 by Dec. 12, 2018
  • Hemiplegic, Paraplegic or Quadriplegic
  • Eligible serviceperson, veteran widow or widower
  • Blind Person
  • Totally and permanently disabled

Applications for deferment are available at the Treasurer's Office. The deadline for filing is September 15, 2019.

All late 2019 summer and/or winter taxes paid AFTER THE DUE DATE must be mailed to: City of Pontiac Treasurer, 47450 Woodward, Pontiac,  MI 48342. (Do not use the enclosed envelope).  Payments must be received on or before February 29, 2020. Postmarks will not be honored. BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2020, all unpaid 2019 taxes are to be paid to Andrew E. Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, Michigan, 48341 with additional penalties. During the month of March, a revised statement from the City Treasurer needs to accompany your remittance to the County Treasurer.

Report change of ownership promptly to Equalization, Assessor's Office, 250 Elizabeth Lake Rd., Suite 1000, Pontiac, MI 48341. Make sure your principal residence exemption and property transfer papers are filed with the assessor. POST OFFICE WILL FORWARD A TAX BILL.

Failure to receive tax statement does not exempt taxes from penalties.

Check your parcel I.D. numer with your deed or land contract. If you pay on the wrong property, the law holds you fully responsible.