Property tax collection is the main function of the Chesterfield Township Treasurer’s Office. While the actual taxable values of property are determined in the Assessor’s Office, the tax billings and collections originate in the Treasurer’s Office. All money transactions are processed through the Treasurer’s Office. Questions involving balances, amounts, dates and payments inquiries concerning tax bills and special assessments, weed cuttings, clean ups, sidewalks, and delinquent trash collections should be directed to this office.
Water bills, police business, planning and zoning, building permits, business licenses, parks and recreation registrations are billed from each of the respective departments and then payments are made to the Treasurer’s Department.
The Treasurer’s Office can only make changes to mortgage/escrow company information, which must be requested in writing. If you have a name and address change or correction, please notify the Assessor’s Office at 586-949-0400 press 8 then press 5.
Important Information for New Buyers
Tax bills are prepared in June and November. The transfer of property during that period can result in tax bills being directed to the previous owner rather than the new responsible party. The U.S. Post Office directs mail based upon the addressee information on record. Thus, they may forward tax bills to the former owner's new address. New homeowners should call or stop in at the Treasurer's Office at 586-949-0400 ext. 6 or stop in the Treasurer's Office to make certain they receive their tax bill.
The Treasurer’s Office currently has 5 full time employees. Their positions and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- One Treasurer – The treasurer is an elected official who along with statutory duties oversees the Treasurer’s Department staff and their functions.
- One Deputy Treasurer – The deputy treasurer is appointed by the treasurer, is the collection and investment coordinator and assists in the management of staff within the Treasurer’s Department.
- Three Clerical Assistants – Support staff for the Treasurer’s Office receives and balances all funds belonging to the township, maintains inventory of township personal property, maintains ledger for daily deposits, maintains mortgage company information and processes the daily sheet.