City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk's office is responsible for various City functions. Receives and processes all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for City Hall. (Police related FOIA’s are processed by the Police Records Department). The City Clerk records the official minutes, prepares official documents approved by Council, processes contracts, prepares necessary documents requiring the City's official seal, posts all public hearing notices and processes all Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests for City Hall.
PLEASE NOTE: Police related FOIA requests are processed by the Police Records Department and can be sent to Police Records Clerk, Kristy Doe, at [email protected].
The Clerk’s Office is also responsible for all elections functions such as registering voters, processing absentee ballot applications, hiring and supervising precinct workers, tabulating election results, verifying nominating petitions and conducting tests on the election program and equipment to ensure accuracy prior to an election.
Other services provided by the Clerk’s Office:
- Record keeping for all City documents including; City Council and other board/commission meeting minutes, contracts, cemetery deeds, etc.
- Processes requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act
- Administers oaths of office
- Executes official documents with municipal seal
- Notary public service for City residents
- Copies and distributes ordinances
- Publishes and posts City notices as required by law
- Administers Hillside Cemetery transactions and coordinates burials
City Treasurer's Office
The City Treasurer's office collects all city, county and school taxes, assessments and other forms of revenues, and is the custodian of all the City's funds. The Treasurer's Office bills, processes, and collects all summer and winter taxes and payments for water/trash services.
To pay your water/trash bill online, click here.
The Treasurer's Office maintains a system of accounts for all city departments, regulates disbursements of funds, and maintains all records of bond accounts, investments, special assessments and payroll. The Treasurer's Office also coordinates the City's required annual audit and coordinates general tax and assessing inquires and paperwork.
The City utilizes WCA Assessing for all assessing functions. The City Assessor Jennifer Stamper, MMAO, or Assessment Clerk, Michael Dittmar, MAAO, can answer question on your assessment and tax status.
Assessment and property tax information is available online for active parcels. You can find it by clicking here.
The Treasurer is responsible for the collection and distribution of all property taxes paid by City of Belleville residents and businesses.
- Property taxes are based on the taxable value of your property multiplied by the millage rates levied by various taxing units (state, school, county and city)
- To estimate your annual property taxes, use our property tax tables (see downloads in the box)
- Summer property tax statements will include the school tax plus 100% of the Wayne County operating millage allowed by state law. Summer taxes are payable without interest if received by August 31st
- Winter property tax statements will include county taxes and the city's local taxes. Winter taxes are payable without interest if received by February 14th
The Treasurer's office works in conjunction with mortgage companies to ensure that your taxes are paid on time. Please notify us in writing of mortgage company changes you may make during the year (see contact information in box).
On March 1st, delinquent real property taxes are turned over to the Wayne County Treasurer, who will add a 4% penalty fee plus 1% interest per month. Payments made after that date are sent to:
Wayne County Treasurer
The International Center Building
Detroit, MI 48226
For more information on delinquent property taxpayer assistance, tax payment options, and frequently asked questions, visit the Wayne County website.
Click here to pay delinquent property taxes online - directly to Wayne County.
Special Payment Deferments
Senior citizens age 62 or older, and paraplegics, eligible veterans, widows and blind persons may defer payment of the summer tax bill for their primary residence to February, without interest or penalty. An application must be filed annually by September 15th with the City Treasurer to be eligible for this deferment. For an application, see Quick Links on this page.
Board of Review Meeting Dates:
March Board of Review (MBOR):
The BOARD OF REVIEW of the City of Belleville will be held on the following dates:
March 5, 2024 - Organizational Meeting - 9:00 am - 10:00 am **No Appeals Heard at this Meeting
March 5, 2024 - Hearings - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 12, 2024 - Hearings - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
REVIEW IN PERSON IS BY APPONTMENT ONLY
Taxpayers/Property Owners may appeal by making an appointment to appear before the Board of Review OR by letter appeal (personal appearance is not required)
Letters of appeal must be received by noon March 12, 2024
Appointments to appeal in person may be sscheduled by calling the Assessing Officce on Mondays at 734-252-4314 between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm by March 5, 2024.
July Board of Review (JBOR): TBD
December Board of Review (DBOR): TBD