Deferred Taxes

Taxes may be deferred for current taxes only. Taxes can be deferred until February 14* if your last year's total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following:
  • Senior Citizen (Age 62 by December 1 of prior calendar year)
  • Hemiplegic, paraplegic, or quadriplegic
  • Eligible serviceman, eligible veteran, or eligible widow
  • Blind person
  • Totally and permanently disabled
If you are eligible, fill out the Application for Deferment of Taxes (PDF). This form must be signed and returned to:
Margaret Birch, Treasurer
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford MI 48329.

The application must be returned to the Treasurer's Office no later than February 14* for winter taxes and September 14* for summer taxes.

February 14 Note
If the 14th of February falls on a weekend or holiday, the deferment day will be the next work day.

If you have any questions, please call the Treasurer's Office at 248-674-6220.

Related Law
General Property Tax Act, Section 15 - Deferred Eligibility
"Homestead property of a taxpayer who is age 62 by December one of the prior year and is a totally and permanently disabled person, blind person, paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower, as these persons are defined in Chapter 9 of the Income Tax Act of 1967, Act No. 281 of the Public Acts of 1967, being sections 206.501 to 206.532 of the Michigan Complied Laws, or who is 62 years of age or older, including the unremarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death, and who for the prior taxable year had a total household income of $40,000 or less."