About the Department

  • City ordinances require the City Treasurer to collect and deposit money owed the city for various services and taxes.
  • State law also requires the Treasurer to serve on the Police and Fire Pension Board.
  • The Treasurer receives payments for utility bills, invoices, income taxes, and special assessments.
  • The Treasurer also bills and collects property taxes for the city, schools, county, library, community college and state. The money collected is periodically sent to the other taxing jurisdictions.
  • In addition to billing and collecting, the Treasurer's division receives, records and deposits all city revenue.

2023 Property Taxes


2023 summer tax bills were due Monday, August 21, 2023.  (A 3% late penalty was applied 08/22/2023) 
To pay taxes, a customer can put their payment with the top portion of their tax bill in our freestanding drop box located in the drive up lane to the Northeast of City Hall's main entrance, mail payment with top portion of their tax bill to City Treasurer, PO Box 239, Battle Creek, MI  49016-0239, pay online with a debit/credit card or electronic check (service fees apply), pay over the phone with a debit/credit card (service fees apply)  by calling 269-966-3311, or pay in person at the Treasurer's office.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm except for holidays. Hours are subject to change.  Please make checks payable to Battle Creek City Treasurer. For all debit or credit card payments, service fees apply.

The deadline to submit an Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes has passed.

If you did not submit an application on or before September 14, 2023, you are no longer eligible for deferment. 

2022 Real Property Taxes
 2022 real property taxes (your home and land) are delinquent and can no longer be paid to the City of Battle Creek.  In accordance with state tax law, real property taxes have been transferred to:
 Calhoun County Treasurer
 315 W Green Street
 Marshall, MI  49068
 Contact the county treasurer's office for payoff information at 269-781-0807.
2022 Personal Property and Special Act Taxes
2022 Personal Property taxes are delinquent and still held by the City Treasurer for collection.  Other parcel classifications collected by the City are for building on leased land, IFT (PA 198), OPRA, and Public Act 189 parcels.