The City Clerk's office is responsible for various City functions and assists the City Manager with various forms of communication for Council. 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.
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:
- Being the Clerk of the Council which includes keeping a permanent journal of its proceedings including posting of meetings, setting of agendas, preparation and follow up packets, mailing of notices, minutes preparation, review and recording
- Processes requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act
- Administers oaths of office
- Custodian of municipal seal and executes official documents
- Copies and distributes Ordinances
- Publishes and posts notices of the City as required by law
- Coordinates and oversees the administration of Hillside Cemetery
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 Neiman, or Assessment Clerk, Carol Jones, can answer questions 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.
- 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.
Or complete the application on this page and bring it with you when you see the City Assessor.