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Office of the Treasurer

Welcome to the Treasurer’s page! You will find information about property taxes, payment options, millage rates, dog licenses, park passes, and more!

Follow this link to look up tax information: Tax Data Lookup

 

Staff

Treasurer

Assistant to the Treasurer

Treasury Clerk III

Treasury Clerk II

Department Phone Number

Department Fax Number

Donni Steele, ext. 8001

Kim Boesl, ext. 8002

Shannon Gries, ext. 8003

Shirley Compau ext. 8004

(248) 391-0304, ext. 8000

(248) 391-1484


Donni Steele, Treasurer

Property Tax Bills

Summer taxes are payable July 1 through September 14 without interest. Beginning September 15, add 1% interest to the unpaid balance. An additional 1% per month will be added on the first of each month thereafter. Winter taxes are payable December 1 through February 14. Beginning February 15th, 2019 a 3% penalty will be added to any unpaid summer or winter tax balance.  Beginning March 1st all unpaid taxes are payable to the Oakland County Treasurer. Failure to receive tax bill does not waive interest.  Postmarks are not accepted.

Payment Options

  • Mailed with return coupon to:  2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360.  Payments sent to the Water/Sewer P.O. Box will be posted to your Water/Sewer Account and not the Tax account which could result in penalties.
  • Paid through your personal online banking site:  Please set up a separate payee for tax payments payable to:  Charter Township of Orion, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360.  Use your parcel ID number for the account number.  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery of the bank check to our office.  Do not use the Water/Sewer payee account number or P.O. Box payment address for your tax payment.
  • Payable at local Bank Branches of Oxford Bank or Genisys Credit Union.
  • In person at the Township Treasurer's office located at 2525 Joslyn Road (cash, check or credit card with 3% processing fee.)
  • Two drop boxes:  At front doors facing 2525 Joslyn Road or drive up drop box across from the front doors of 2525 Joslyn Road.
  • Online with a credit card.  The website is www.bsaonline.com, there is a service charge fee of 3% for credit card payments and a $3.00 fee for e-checks.
  • By phone with a credit card (3% Service Fee applies.)  The number is 855-649-2637.  This is a 24/7 automated system where you will be prompted to enter all applicable information.  A live operator is also available from 7am-8pm daily by dialing 888-891-6064.

Please read the back of your tax bill for important information!
Failure to receive a tax bill does NOT waive interest.

When Do Taxes Get Sent Out to Homeowners?

  • Summer taxes are sent out July 1
  • Winter taxes are sent out December 1

Can Tax Payments be Deferred?

Summer taxes may be deferred if your 2017 total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Senior Citizen, age 62
  • Paraplegic, Quadriplegic
  • Eligible Service person, Veteran, Widow or Widower
  • Blind Person
  • Totally & Permanently Disabled

Applications for deferment are available at the Treasurer’s office or online at the State of Michigan website: Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes. The application must be returned by September 15. You must apply for deferment EVERY YEAR.

Summer deferments do not reduce your tax bill, they only waive the interest and penalties until February 28. You must meet one of the requirements listed above to be eligible. You must show proof of income.

Where Do My Taxes Go?

Pie Chart – Where Does Your Property Tax Go?

2018 Education Millage
Item  Homestead Non-Homestead When Collected

State Education Tax 

6.0000 

6.0000 

Summer 

School Operating 

-0-

 18.0000

Summer 

Oakland Community College 

1.5431

1.5431

Summer 

Intermediate School District 

3.2813

3.2813

Summer 

Lake Orion Schools Debt 

 7.4910

 7.4910

Summer 

Oakland County

 4.04

 4.04

Summer 

LO Sinking Fund
1.9607 1.9607 Summer
Total
24.3161 42.3161  

 

2018 Township Millage
Item Homestead Non-Homestead When Collected
Fire 

2.5173

2.5173

Winter

Police 

2.9263

2.9263

Winter 

Library Operating 

1.3666

1.3666

Winter 

Township General 

0.8977

0.8977

Winter 

Safety Paths 

0.2293

0.2293

Winter 

Nota
0.2405 0.2405 Winter
       
Parks/Rec 1.0000 1.0000 Winter

 

2018 County Millage
Item  Homestead Non-Homestead When Collected
County Parks

0.2349

0.2349

Winter

Metro Parks 

0.2129

0.2129

Winter 

Zoo Authority 

0.0982

0.0982

Winter 

Art Institute

0.1945

0.1945

Winter 

Total 9.9182 9.9182  

 

2018 Village Millage
Item Homestead Non-Homestead When Collected
Village of Lake Orion
(Village residents pay this in addition to all others)

13.1021

13.1021

Summer

 

Dog License Information

Dog licenses are available from December 1st through June 1st at the Township Hall. You must show a valid rabies vaccination certificate at time of purchase. After June 1st, licenses are delinquent and must be purchased at Oakland County Animal Control, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 42 East, Pontiac, MI. Contact them for prices at (248) 452-9890. NOTE: Credit/Debit cards are accepted for licenses with a 3% convenience fee.

  1 Year 3 Years  
Spayed/Neutered $10.50    $28.50
Senior Rate (65 Years)    $9.75 $26.50
Male/Female $18.00 $51.00
Senior Rate (65 Years) $16.50 $46.50

On June 2nd, Oakland County Animal Control Census Team workers will begin going door to door in various communities in an attempt to bring the public into compliance with the State Law. Residents found to be housing dogs that are not licensed will be issued courtesy citations by the census team workers and given a period of time to comply with the law. Afterwards, Oakland County Animal Control Officers with Special Deputy status will be dispatched to issue citations that will require a court appearance.

Oakland County Park Permits

Park passes are available at the Treasurer’s Office and the Orion Center during normal business hours. Note:  Credit/debit cards are accepted for permits with a 3% convenience fee.

Resident Annual Discount Rates         Regular Annual (Non-Resident) Rates
$30   Oakland County Resident   $48   Regular (Non-Resident)
$15


Additional permit (limit 1)
Purchased at the same time as the first permit for the same household
  $38


Additional Permit (limit 1)
Purchased at the same time as the first permit for the same household
$22 Seniors (62)/Adaptive/Military and Veterans   $32 Seniors (62)/Adaptive/Military and Veterans
$11


Additional permit (limit 1)
Purchased at the same tie as the first permit for the same household
  $25


Additional permit (limit 1)
Purchased at the same time as the first permit for the same household

We also have an annual Parks Perks pass available for residents and non-residents. This is a combined Oakland County/Metroparks pass for a cost of $59.00. (2nd permit discount is not available for this combo.)

Drop Box

There is a drop box located in the front (road side) entrance to Township Hall as well as a drive up box across from the entrance. They are checked once daily, Monday through Friday, by 8:30 a.m.

Mission Statement

The mission of your Orion Township Office of the Treasurer is to receive, protect and manage all Township assets, assist residents however possible, and generate the best possible return on investments, while keeping risk to a minimum.