School Operating

As a result of Proposal A, this millage now applies only to non-principal residence properties. The collection of this tax is remitted directly to the school district. This levy is subject to voter approval as current authorized millage expires.

State Education

This is the tax levy which was authorized by the passage of Proposal A. These funds go to the State of Michigan and are distributed to the school districts. State law required that beginning July of 2003, the entire State Education Tax (SET) will be collected in the summer levy.

Intermediate Schools

This is the levy of the Macomb Intermediate School District. Proposal A did not affect this levy and it appears only on the summer tax bill.

Community College & College Debt

This levy goes to Macomb Community College and appears only on the summer tax bill.


The 3 School Districts Chesterfield Township are as follows: 

  • Anchor Bay
  • L’Anse Creuse
  • New Haven

The Anchor Bay and New Haven Board of Educations have directed Chesterfield Township to collect their tax levies as follows: 

  • 50% on the summer tax bill
  • 50% on the winter tax bill

The L’Anse Creuse Board of Education has directed Chesterfield Township to collect their summer tax levy constituting 100% of the total school property taxes. The L’Anse Creuse School District's directive is permitted by Michigan Compiled Law 380.

Macomb County

Public Act 357 of 2004 amends the General Property Tax Act so that 100% of the county's fixed allocation millage shall be collected in July for each year beginning 2007.

Tax Statements

The Chesterfield Township Treasurer's Office mails approximately 19,000 tax statements each year. Informational tax statements are mailed to homeowners who have a mortgage company paying their taxes.

Disbursement of Tax Dollars

The Chesterfield Township Treasurer's Office Collects and distributes your tax dollars to the following entities:

  • Chesterfield Township General Fund, Police, Fire Operation and Fire Equipment
  • Library
  • Macomb Community College
  • Macomb County (Macomb County, County Drain Debt, Huron Clinton Metro Authority, Smart, Zoo Tax, Veteran Administration, DIA)
  • Macomb County Intermediate School District
  • School Districts Within Chesterfield Township (Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and New Haven)
  • State of Michigan

Summer Taxes

Summer taxes are due July 1 and payable July 1 through September 14 without interest. The tax statements, which are mailed out in June, are called the summer and/or school taxes. Half of the school taxes are billed on the July statement, with the exception of the L’Anse Creuse School District, which bills 100% of its school taxes on the July 1 tax statement. Beginning in 2003 the State Education portion of your taxes is billed 100% on the summer tax statement. The County Operating portion of your taxes is billed on the summer statement. July taxes become a lien on the property on July 1 and are subject to interest on payments received after September 14.

Deferred Taxes

Your summer tax payment may be deferred until February 14, if your total household income for the previous year was less than $40,000, and if you are any of the following:

  • Blind Person
  • Eligible Serviceman, Eligible Veteran, or Eligible Widow/Widower
  • Paraplegic/Quadriplegic
  • Senior Citizen (age 62)
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled

If you fit any of the above criteria, fill out an Application for Summer Tax Deferment (PDF) and send it to the Chesterfield Township Treasurer's Office. Proof of household income may be required. Please note that this application must be signed. Call the Treasurer's Office at 586-949-0400, ext. 6 and ask for an application.

Winter Taxes

Winter taxes are due December 1 and payable December 1 through February 14 without penalty. The tax statements, which are mailed out in November, are called the winter and/or December taxes. Chesterfield Township taxes and half of the local school taxes are billed on the December bill. December taxes become a lien on the property on December 1 and are subject to penalty on payments received after February 14.

Delinquent Taxes

On March 1, unpaid taxes are considered delinquent and must be paid to the Macomb County Treasurer’s Office. The County Treasurer’s Office is located in the Macomb County Administration Building at 1 South Main in Mount Clemens. You must contact the 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 delinquent property tax information on the county’s website.

The Chesterfield Township website does not reflect any payments made to the Macomb County Treasurer.

Collection Hours
Under State of Michigan law, Summer School Tax Bills are due without penalty on or before September 14, Winter Taxes are due without penalty on or before February 14. The Treasurer’s Office will be open for tax collection from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 4:30 p.m. will be posted on the next business day.


  • Payments made on or after March 1 are under the jurisdiction of the Macomb County Treasurer as delinquent taxes.
  • Payments must be received in Township Office on or before the last tax collection day.