New Buffalo Property Taxes
Please click here for frequently asked questions about general tax information. It is a helpful tool that also features a website to look up tax information.
For all other questions please contact City Hall at 269-469-1500.
Winter 2017 Millage Rates
Please click here
to see the 2017 Winter Millage Rates.
Auto-pay City Utility Bill Payments
Residents and property owners are now able to auto pay City utility bills (water, sanitary sewer, and garbage/ recycling). Please print, fill-out, and return this Authorization for Withdrawals form to sign up for auto-pay.
Economic Vitality Incentive Program
As part of the State of Michigan's Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), the City has created this Citizen's Guide and Performance Dashboard information.
Citizens Guide and Performance Dashboard
Payment of Property Taxes
Summer tax bills are mailed July 1 and are payable through October 1 without penalty. Summer taxes not paid by October 1 are assessed a 4% penalty.
Winter tax bills are mailed December 1 and are payable through February 14 without penalty. Winter taxes not paid by February 14 are assessed a 3% penalty through the last day of February.
As of March 1, taxes MUST be paid to the Berrien County Treasurer in St. Joseph with additional penalty and interest. Both tax bills cover a calendar year - January through December.
Senior Summer Deferments
Seniors who meet the qualifications, can defer payment of summer taxes until February 14th by filing the deferment form with the tax department.
To qualify seniors must own and occupy their home, must be 62 years of age and either paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible service person, eligible veteran, eligible widow or widower, blind or permanently disabled with annual income under $25,000.
Senior Winter Deferments
Seniors must file a Homestead Property Tax Credit form with the State of Michigan (as part of the Michigan 1040 form) and qualify for a refund.
A copy of the completed form must be brought to the tax office before February 14th.
After March 1st, taxes MUST be paid to the Berrien County Treasurer in St. Joseph.
Payment of City Utility Bills
Payments are due the last day of the month. A 10% penalty will be applied after that date.
All payments made to the City must be paid by check or cash. Credit cards are accepted at City Hall only with a convenience fee of $5.50. If you have any questions, please contact us at 269-469-1500.
Please see City Utility Bills for more information.
This page last updated on 12/1/2017.