Can I defer my Winter taxes?

To defer winter property taxes, the taxpayer must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have household income of $35,000 or less - except for eligible service person, veterans or their widows, who are limited to household incomes of $7,500 or less
  • Must be one of the following: 62 years or older; a blind person; a paraplegic or quadriplegic; an eligible service person, eligible veteran or eligible widow or widower
  • Must file a Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit claim signed and dated by February 14 (must present a copy of the front and back of the form when paying taxes at the Genesee County Treasurer's office)
  • Must have either the State of Michigan refund check issued after March 1 or a copy of the check when paying taxes at the Genesee County Treasurer's office
  • Must have copies of the tax bills

If all the above criteria are met, Genesee County will waive interest and penalties until April 30. Taxes must be paid in full. If you have any questions, please contact the Genesee County Treasurer's Office at 810-257-3556.

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1. What are our office hours?
2. What is the difference between real and personal property taxes?
3. Can I charge my taxes on my credit card?
4. When are tax bills mailed out?
5. Can I defer my Summer taxes?
6. Can I defer my Winter taxes?
7. How can I receive a credit or have my property taxes reduced?
8. My tax bill has someone else's name on it, what should I do?
9. Where can I pay my taxes and what payment options are available?
10. I did not receive a tax bill: can you waive penalty and interest?
11. If I can't pay my tax bill on time, will it affect my credit rating?
12. What if I can't pay the tax bill when it is due?
13. If I can't pay my Summer tax bill by the due date, what is the penalty and how long can I pay at the City?
14. The taxable value or Principle Residence exemption for my property is being corrected at the board of review, should I wait for the corrected bill before paying?
15. Why can't I pay my taxes at City Hall after the last day of February?
16. My taxes are too high, how can I reduce my taxes?
17. What is the State Education Tax (SET)?
18. What is a mill?
19. I do not have children in school. Is there a property tax exemption for this?
20. My tax bill shows more than just city taxes. Why is that?
21. What is revenue sharing and how does Fenton benefit?
22. Who is the Treasurer?
23. Can I get a discount for paying my taxes early?
24. I heard City employees don’t pay taxes. Is this true?
25. Does all this money go to the City?
26. How do I claim a poverty exemption?