Tax & Assessing


Beginning July 1, 2022, summer taxes will be issued.  The City of Garden City will accept payments through August 31, 2022, without penalty or interest.

Taxes may be paid at City Hall, by cash or check.  Our drop box (Located on the North side of the building) is available for any non-cash payments.  Credit/Debit cards are also accepted with an additional charge at City Hall or online (

All mail must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2022, to avoid penalty

On September 1, 2022, a penalty and interest of 4 1/2 % will be added.  Each month thereafter, an additional 1/2 % interest will be added.

Partial payments are accepted, however any balance remaining after the initial due date of August 31, 2022, will be assessed all applicable penalty and interest.

Beginning March 1, 2023, all unpaid 2022 Real Property taxes must be paid to the Wayne County Treasurer with additional penalty and interest.

Personal Property and Real Property are assessed as of Tax Day, December 31, 2021.


A deferral (delay) of the payment of SUMMER TAXES until February 14th is available on the Homestead of property owners who meet the following qualifications:

  • Age 62 or older (and eligible surviving spouse) OR
  • Hemiplegic, Paraplegic or Quadriplegic or Blind OR
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled (Bring 1040A, Schedule 3 or 1040, Schedule R)  OR
  • Eligible Service person/Veteran (and surviving spouse)
  • Household income (including Social Security/Pension, etc.) does not exceed $40,000.
To obtain a deferment, an application must be filed EACH YEAR by           September 15, 2022, with the Treasury department.  Please bring the following documents:
  • Your 2021 MI Homestead Property Tax Credit (Form MI-1040-CR must be filed)
  • Your Medicare or VA card
  • Your 2022 Summer Tax Bill


Buying a house? Your new property tax rate has nothing to do with the current occupant's rate. Under Proposal A, new homeowners have their property taxes assessed at a new rate that is sometimes more than that of the current occupant. The Michigan Department of Treasury's Millage rate Database and Property Tax Estimator allows you to estimate prospective property taxes.

Visit the Property Tax Estimator.


The City has a drop box located on the north side of City Hall that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Payments may be made by check or money order, no cash. Payments may be placed in the drop box. All payments received will be picked up from the drop box the following business day. All applicable penalties will apply.