The Tax Division for the City of Niles is open from 8:00 am
until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and is located at 333 N. Second
Street on the first floor of Niles City Hall. All property
taxes that are paid in person, must be paid at this location.
If mailing your taxes, please address them to: City of Niles, Tax
Dept. P.O. Box 217.
The tax division is
part of the Finance Department and can be reached at ext. 2040. The division handles
only taxes for properties within the city limits of Niles. As
you may know, there are two property tax bills generated each year.
Summer taxes are billed July 1st and due by mid-September.
Winter taxes are billed December 1st and due by mid-February.
Payments made after the due date have
a 4% late fee added.
Both tax bills cover the calendar year -- January
through December. The summer tax covers City, Dial a Ride
(DART), State Education, Lake Michigan College, Intermediate Schools
and special assessments. The winter tax is for County,
Schools, Ambulance (SMCAS), District Library and may also include
Seniors Summer Deferments - Seniors who meet the
qualifications, can defer payment of summer taxes, without penalty,
until mid-February by filing the deferment form with the tax
division. To qualify seniors must own and occupy their home,
income must be under $40,000, they must be at least 62 years of age and
either paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible serviceperson, eligible
veteran, eligible widow or widower, blind or permanently disabled.
Seniors Winter Deferments - Seniors must file a 1040
Credit form with the State of Michigan and qualify for a refund.
A copy of the completed form must be brought to the tax office
before mid-February. After March 1st, taxes must be paid to
the Berrien County Treasurer in St. Joseph.
The tax division also collects all other revenues
for the City of Niles. Payments to the tax division can be by
check or cash. If you have
questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Tax Dept. at ext.