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Treasurer

Some duties of the Treasurer are:
  • Receive all receipts, deposits township revenue, and is a signer on all accounts
  • Collects taxes on behalf of the township and other tax-levying units
  • Invests surplus funds in approved depositories
  • Prepares financial statements

Treasurer:  Robert Szalka - treasurer@richmondtwp.org

Deputy Treasurer:  Cheryl Szalka - deputytreas@richmondtwp.org

Click here for 2019 Summer Tax Bill
Click here for Tax Records

RICHMOND-COLUMBUS INTER-COUNTY DRAIN PROJECT
Attached is information on the Richmond-Columbus Inter-County Drain Project that some residents are being assessed for on their tax bills. Click Here: Richmond Columbus Intercounty Drain

TAX EXPLANATIONS—LOOKING AT YOUR TAX BILL
CLICK HERE to view the pdf

SUMMER TAX INFORMATION
Summer bills are mailed at the end of June, payable July 1st. If you do not receive your bill within a timely manner you may obtain a copy from our office. Failure to receive your bill does not exempt any interest or penalty from being applied. Summer tax is due from July 1st to September 14th without penalty. However you can still pay that tax at the township office through February 28th, but that payment must have the interest charges included. Interest amounts are as follows:

  • September 15-30, 1%
  • October 1-31, 2%
  • November 1-30, 3%
  • December 1-31, 4%
  • January 1-31, 5%
  • February 1-28, 6%
In order to receive an accurate tax bill, the township treasurer and assessor need to know of any changes to your housing situation. Examples of changes that impact tax bills are a new mortgage or escrow company, transfer of ownership, or a change in your principal residence information.

If your property taxes are paid through an escrow account you will receive a copy of your tax bill that is sent to your mortgage/escrow company.

Please be aware, it is the taxpayer's responsibility to make sure taxes are paid on time by your mortgage or escrow company, and failure to receive a tax bill does not waive interest of penalty.

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Payment by check is considered a conditional payment. If the check is not honored by the bank, the bill remains unpaid and is subject to penalties and interest. Please include the bottom portion of the tax bill with your payment and include your parcel identification number on your check. Taxes can be paid in person at the township hall during regular business hours. Taxes can be deposited after business hours in the drop box on the front of the township hall. (No cash please) Taxes can be paid in person at any First State Bank branch during their normal business hours.
Taxes can be mailed to: Treasurer at 34900 School Section, Richmond MI 48092

DEFERMENT OF SUMMER TAXES
Qualified taxpayers such as senior citizens or disabled persons can apply for a deferment of their summer tax bill. This allows your summer tax to be paid—without interest—through February 28th (which is the end of the tax collection period). You must qualify by either having a principal residence with an annual household income not exceeding $40,000 or agricultural real property and if you are any of the following:

  • Senior Citizen (age 62)
  • Paraplegic/Quadriplegic
  • Eligible serviceman, eligible veteran or eligible widow/widower
  • Blind
  • Totally and permanently disabled
If you fit any of the above criteria, fill out an application (click here for the application) and submit it to the Richmond Township Assessor's office by September 15th. Proof of household income may be required.

DELIQUENT TAXES
On March 1st, unpaid taxes are considered deliquent and must be paid to the Macomb County Treasurer's office located in the Macomb County Administration Building at One South Main, 2nd floor, in Mount Clemens. You must contac tthe Macomb County Treasurer at (586) 469-5190 to determine pay off amounts for delinquent taxes or to verify if delinquent taxes have been paid. You can also obtain elinquent property tax information on the County's website. 
Click Here: treasurer.macombgov.org/Treasurer-Home

TAX BILL CALCULATION
Formula: The taxable value divided by 1000 multiplied by the millage rate.

Township Treasurer Millage Rates
Armada Area Schools
One half (1/2) of school operating, debt, and sinking fund is in the Summer's billing cycle.

Richmond Community Schools
All school operating and debt collection is in the summer tax billing cycle.

Memphis County Schools
All school operating and debt collection, and sinking fund is in the summer tax billing cycle.

2019 Summer Millage Rates (Based per $1000 of taxable value)

School District Homestead  Non-Homestead 
Armada Area Schools  18.7064 27.7064 
Richmond Community Schools   20.2867 38.2867 
Memphis Community Schools 17.7623 35.7623

WINTER TAX BILLS
Winter Tax Bills are mailed out on December 1st of each year and are payable at the Township through February 14th of each year. We cannot accept payments after February 28th. After that time payments must then be made at Macomb County in Mount Clemens.

2019 Winter Millage Rates (Based on $1000 of taxable value)

School District Homestead Non-Homestead
Armada Area Schools     
Richmond Community Schools     
Memphis Community Schools