Tax Information

Please note: We will be processing our deposits with remote capture capability. This will allow us to process deposits later in the day and still receive same day credit. It will also save us from having to make several trips to the bank. Because of the remote capture capability, you may notice a slight change in the time that it will take your check to clear the bank. By sending your check to East Bay Charter Township, you authorize us to convert the check into an electronic funds transfer.

When are taxes sent out to residents?
Summer taxes are sent out on July 1st.
Winter taxes are sent out on December 1st.

When are taxes due?
Summer taxes are due by September 14th, without interest.
Winter taxes are due by February 14th, without interest.

On September 15th, add 1% interest to the unpaid portion of your summer bill. An additional 1% per month will be added on the first of each month to the unpaid balance. A 3% penalty will be added after the February winter tax due date, along with the 1% penalty. Beginning March 1st, all taxes on REAL property will be paid to Grand Traverse County Treasurer, located at 400 Boardman Ave. The County charges a 4% administration fee & 1% interest per month is applied to delinquent taxes when paid at the County.

What are my taxes being applied to in my summer and winter bill?
Your summer bill includes  Northwest Michigan College, TCAPS - Operating, TCAPS - Debt, North ED, State Education, Grand Traverse County and Bay Area Transportation Authority.

Your winter bill includes  Northwest Michigan College,  Traverse Area District Library,  Commission on Aging, Senior Center, Road Commission, Veteran, Animal Control, Conservation tax and Township tax, Emergency Services Special Assessment.  The Emergency Services Special Assessment that covers Grand Traverse Metro Fire, East Bay Ambulance and 2 Community Police Officers.

Where can I pay my taxes?
You can pay your taxes at the Treasurer's office in the township hall (7:00am-5:30pm) Monday through Thursday and you can also mail your payment to East Bay Charter Township, 1965 N Three Mile Rd., Traverse City, MI 49696.  There are two drop boxes located at the Township Offices for your convenience.  A curbside receptacle located on the sidewalk between the North and South Entrances and the other mail slot located just to the left of the North Entrance below the bulletin board.  These are locked and secure available for use 24/7.

You can use a debit card or credit card at the Township office with a convenience fee of 3.5%  (minimum $1.95) and an e-check fee of $2.50.  

If you would like to make an online payment using a credit card or e-check please visit Invoice Cloud. If you want to pay by phone, please call 1-844-653-0243. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Treasurer's office at (231) 947-8647.

You can also view your tax information through BS&A software.

Can I pay my special assessments with a credit card?
You can use a debit card or credit card at the Township office with a convenience fee of 3.5%  z(minimum $1.95) and a e-check fee of $2.50. If you would like to make an online payment, please click visit Invoice Cloud.   If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Treasurer's office at (231) 947-8647.

We also offer an Automatic Bill Payment Option. If you complete the attached form and return it to the Township office we will automatically debit your Checking/Savings account on a specified date for your tax payments.  Automatic Bill Payment Form

Can my tax payment be deferred?
Summer taxes may be deferred if your prior year total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:

Senior Citizen, 62 years of age or older
Paraplegic, Quadriplegic
Eligible Serviceperson, Veteran, Widow or Widower
Blind Person
Totally & Permanently Disabled

You may pick up an application for deferment from the Treasurer's office or call us and we can mail one to you. You must return your applications by September 15th.  **You must apply for deferment every year.

Click here for the Summer Tax Deferment Form.

What if I did not receive a tax bill?
If you did not receive your tax bill, please call the Treasurer's office immediately and we will send it to you. Failure to receive your tax bill does not waive interest.

I do not agree with the assessed value of my house, who do I talk to?
The County Equalization Department does all of East Bay Township's assessing. If you do not agree with the assessed value or taxable value of your home, or have questions about your homestead exemption, please contact the County Equalization Department at (231)922-4759.

What are East Bay Townships mill rates?
For the 2023 year, the millage rates are 44.6397 for non-homestead and 26.6397 for homestead properties.  Non-homestead: Summer 36.2215, Winter 8.4182  Homestead: Summer 18.2215, Winter 8.4182.

Poverty Exemption Guidelines and Application
Poverty Exemption Application