Long line to pay tax billSept. 14 due date for first installation of summer taxes; lines could be longer due to staff turnover


The City of Dearborn encourages residents to take advantage of easy payment options for their City bills, including property tax bills. Remember, there’s no need to wait in line to pay on time.

That is an especially important message as property owners prepare to pay the first installment of the 2017 summer tax bills, which is due Thursday, Sept. 14.

Lines could be a little longer at the Treasury’s Office in the Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC) this fall, as recent staff turnover will mean transactions could take additional time.

Property owners are advised to pay before the Sept. 14 deadline, or use the following convenient methods.

Drop boxes at the Dearborn Administrative Center

Customers paying water or tax bills can take advantage of secure drop boxes located at the DAC, 16901 Michigan Ave.

One box is inside of the building to the right of the Treasury windows.

Another is outside in the DAC parking lot, and is accessible to drivers in vehicles. It is gray and near the Main Entrance in the parking lot.

Payments placed in the secure drop boxes at the DAC should include a check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the City of Dearborn, along with the payment coupon, no later than 5 p.m. on the due date.

Do not put cash in the drop boxes.

Online and by phone

Residents may pay property taxes, miscellaneous invoices, special assessment bills and delinquent personal property taxes online or by calling 1-866-518-2301.

The online service is free to City of Dearborn property owners who create an account and register their parcels. A convenience fee is charged for all electronic payments.

Visit https://accessmygov.com/ for more information and step-by-step instructions on how to set up an online account.

By Mail

Of course, residents may choose to pay bills through the mail. Payments should be addressed to: City of Dearborn; Dept. 3101; P.O. Box 30516; Lansing, MI 48909-8016.

Automatic Clearing House Debit option

Although there is not time for residents to choose the automatic clearing house (ACH) debit option for the September 14 property tax bill, it can be considered for the future.

Residents enrolled in the program will have payments automatically withdrawn from their bank accounts.

Enrolling in ACH enables residents to pay their bills without leaving home, and ensures that payments are made on time.

This service is free, secure and easy to arrange by submitting a completed ACH form to the Treasury Division, along with a copy of avoided check or a statement from your bank verifying your routing and account number.

ACH forms are available online here and at the DAC, all Dearborn Public Libraries and the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.