Kate Vyskocil
City Treasurer/
Human Resource Director
224 W. Buffalo St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
Monday through Friday
Telephone:  269-469-1500
After hours extension:  133
Facsimile:  269-469-7917
Nancy Mast
Assistant Treasurer
(Utility Billing/ Payroll)
After hours extension:  119


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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.

2018-2020 Budget

Please click here  to view the 2018-2020 Budget for the City of New Buffalo.  Previous years' budgets and annual audits are available on the Treasurer's Office page. 

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.


Performance Dashboard

As part of the State of Michigan's Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), the City has created this Performance Dashboard information. 

Performance Dashboard 2018

Performance Dashboard 2015

The  information previously found in the Citizen’s Guide link is now available for use and review at MI Community Financial Dashboard


And here is the link for the MI Community Financial 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 6/15/2018.

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