Property Tax Payments
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Treasury can only accept payments for properties located within the City of Ypsilanti's jurisdiction. Property information kept on properties located in Ypsilanti Township or other neighboring communities cannot be accessed from this website. The following two methods can help you determine whether your property falls under our jurisdiction:
1. Consult the Boundary Map. If your property does not fall within the green outline on this map it belongs to another jurisdiction.
2. If you have a copy of your property tax bill or know your parcel ID the first one or two characters indicate which jurisdiction your property lies in. Some common ones in the area are:
If you did not receive a tax bill or it has been lost/destroyed, Treasury can print or email a new copy please call or come into City Hall with either the parcel ID or property address on hand.
Please note Online and In Person payments can be made using credit or debit cards, however a 3% (minimum $2.00) processing fee will be applied to each payment. Therefore Treasury highly recommends using alternative payment types be used when possible especially when payments are being made on larger balances.
Online property tax payments can be made here.
Mail your payment in the envelope included with statement (please include the top portion of the bill with your check made payable to the City of Ypsilanti) to:
City of Ypsilanti
1 S Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
*Payments are considered to have been made on the day they arrive not on the postmarked date. Please send mail payments with enough time to be delivered before the due date.
For your convenience, there is a drop box located at the City Hall's public entrance on S Huron Street (please only deliver check payments via this method).
Payments will be considered on time if they are in the drop box by midnight on the due date.
Pay in person at the Treasury on the 1st floor of City Hall. Please bring your tax bill or ticket for paid receipt.
Payments accepted in person from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Property tax payments may also be submitted at the Bank of Ann Arbor and First Merit Bank. You must bring your tax bill in order for payments to be processed at these locations.
Summer taxes are billed July 1st and are payable without penalty or interest until September 14th.
Winter TaxesWinter taxes a billed December 1st and are payable without penalty or interest until February 14th.
Real Property TaxesReal Property taxes are payable to the City until the last day of February. If the last day of February falls on Saturday or Sunday, payments will be accepted on the following Monday.
Personal Property Taxes
Personal Property taxes are payable at the city until May 31. If May 31st falls on Saturday or Sunday, payments will be accepted on the following Monday.
Late Payment Penalties and InterestThe penalty for Summer and Winter Tax payments made after the due dates is 3.0% of the outstanding balance.
The interest for Summer and Winter Tax payments made after the due dates is 0.5% of the outstanding balance. An initial interest amount is applied immediately after the penalty is added. Further interest is added after the start of each new month until the balances are turned over for delinquency.
Penalty or interest is not calculated on the administration fee.
Delinquent TaxesReal property taxes that are unpaid are turned over to the Washtenaw County Treasurer for collection with additional penalties and interest on March 1st each year.
Personal Property taxes that are unpaid are turned over to the Credit Bureau of Ypsilanti for collection with additional penalties and interest on June 1st each year. For payment information call the Credit Bureau at 734-482-0445.
A deferment for taxes gives an individual a longer period of time to pay their taxes without penalty or interest. Deferment forms are available at the City of Ypsilanti Treasury or on-line at the State of Michigan Treasury. This form must be completed annually each new tax season. The deadline to apply to defer the current year’s taxes is September 15.
They are available on your homestead property if you are 62 years or older, paraplegic or quadriplegic, an eligible service person, veteran, or widow of veteran, and for a blind and/or legally disable person. There is a state imposed income limitation of $40,000.00 per household per year.