Treasurer

Overview

Treasurer: Paul S. Lafata
47275 Sugarbush Road
Chesterfield, Michigan 48047
Information: (586) 949-0400 ext. 6
Fax: (586)949-4061
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00am - to 4:30pm
Treasurer: 586-949-0400 ext. 6430
Deputy Treasurer: 586-949-0400 ext. 6431
Treasurer: plafata@chesterfieldtwp.org
Deputy Treasurer: eclark@chesterfieldtwp.org

Click here for Online Tax Information

The Treasurer’s Office currently has 5 full time employees. Their positions and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • One Treasurer – The treasurer is an elected official who along with statutory duties oversees the Treasurer’s Department staff and their functions.
  • One Deputy Treasurer – The deputy treasurer is appointed by the treasurer, is the collection and investment coordinator and assists in the management of staff within the Treasurer’s Department.
  • Three Clerical Assistants – Support staff for the Treasurer’s Office receives and balances all funds belonging to the Township, maintains inventory of Township personal property, maintains ledger for daily deposits, maintains mortgage company information and processes the daily sheet.

Property tax collection is the main function of the Chesterfield Township Treasurer’s office. While the actual taxable values of property are determined in the Assessor’s Office, the tax billings and collections originate in the Treasurer’s office. All money transactions are processed through the Treasurer’s office. Questions involving balances, amounts, dates and payments inquiries concerning tax bills and special assessments, weed cuttings, clean ups, sidewalks, and delinquent trash collections should be directed to this office.

Water bills, police business, Planning and Zoning, building permits, business licenses, parks and recreations registrations are billed from each of the respective departments and then payments are made to the Treasurer’s Department.

The Treasurer’s Office can only make changes to mortgage/escrow company information, which must be requested in writing. If you have a name and address change or correction, please notify the Assessor’s office at (586)-949-0400 press 8 then press 5.

You may pay your property taxes and water bills by credit card or e-check over the phone or online, to pay by phone simply call Point and Pay toll free at (866-869-9671) and follow the instructions. You will be informed of the convenience fee, of 3% or a minimum of $2.00. You will be given a confirmation number at the end of the call, which you should keep for your records. Your payment will be posted on the next business day.

To pay online, please select Property Tax and Assessing lookup or Utility bill lookup on the left of the home screen. Search your property or account number and then click the “Pay online” button. You will be then be re-directed to the Point & Pay website to make a payment. Please note there will be a convenience fee paid directly to Point & Pay if you choose to utilize this option:

  • Credit Cards: 3% Fee (minimum $2.00).
  • E-Checks:
    • Flat Fee of $3.00, up to $10,000.
    • Flat Fee of $10.00 for anything over $10,000.

Important Information for New Buyers: Tax bills are prepared in June and November. The transfer of property during that period can result in tax bills being directed to the previous owner rather than the new responsible party. The U.S. Post Office directs mail based upon the addressee information on record. Thus, they may forward tax bills to the former owner's new address. New homeowners should call or stop in at the Treasurer's Office to make certain they receive their tax bill.

Collection Hours

Under State of Michigan law, Summer School Tax Bills are due without on or before September 14, without penalty, Winter Taxes are due without penalty on or before February 14. The Treasurer’s office will be Open for tax collection from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Please bring the entire tax bill when paying in person. For after hours, payments can be put in the 24 hour drop is box located curb side. Please do not put cash in the Drop Box. Payments dropped after 4:30pm will be posted on the next business day.

 

 

 

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