Property Tax Bills are mailed twice each year: July 1 and December 1. Summer Taxes are payable from July 1 through September 14 without interest. Beginning September 15, a 1% per month interest charge will be assessed on unpaid summer taxes. Winter Taxes are payable from December 1 through February 28 without penalty. As of March 1, real property taxes are delinquent, and payable only to the Livingston County Treasurer, 200 E Grand River, Howell, Michigan 48843-2398; phone 517-546-7010. Call to obtain an exact pay off amount.
Change of name and/or address should be promptly reported. If you have sold your property and received a statement in error, please forward the statement to the new owner or return it to the Assessor's Office with correction(s) of name and/or address.
Please examine your statement closely to assure accuracy. Notify our office of any errors. Failure to receive your tax bill does not waive interest and/or penalties.
If your taxes are paid through your mortgage escrow, our office will still send each taxpayer a tax bill for information purpose only.
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A closer look at your tax statement
SET (State Education Tax) - The State Education Tax Act was one of several components of Proposal A of 1994 that changed the way in which elementary-secondary education is funded in Michigan. The State levies the state education tax statewide at a six-mill rate on all real and tangible personal property not otherwise exempt from the property tax. This millage is distributed to the county treasurer who then forwards it to the State of Michigan.
SCH DEBT (School Debt) - Special elections are held to enable schools to levy millage for such things as school construction or renovation. This line item could be a combination of several elections your school district has had over the years. Please contact your school district for more detailed information on their debt millage. This millage is distributed directly to the school district.
SCH OPER (School Operating) - This millage is another component of Proposal A of 1994. Under the proposal, a school district can levy 18 mills for school operating purposes. An exempt principal residence is not subject to the levy of school operating millage. For the majority of Hartland taxpayers, this line item will be zero as your property is your principal residence and it is exempted from this tax. Businesses, rental properties and people owning multiple properties will pay the school operating millage. This millage is distributed directly to the school district.