Fiscal Services - Assessing
Assessing Department - Phone: 989-837-3334
How Taxes Are Collected and Dispersed
Numerous millage rates could determine the amount of
total tax owed on a particular property. In most communities, there is likely to be a millage to operate local government (such as the City of Midland),
and another for the county (such as
Midland County). In addition, part of the millage rate could include mills for
libraries, police and fire or schools.
In Midland, per State law, the City of Midland
collects taxes for these taxing entities:
Midland Public Schools
State of Michigan Education Tax
City of Midland
Midland County Educational Service Agency (MCESA)
Millage Rates: Each taxing jurisdiction has its own millage rate.
These rates do not appear on City-issued assessment notices; however, Midland property owners
can find out their millage rates by looking at their tax bills, by calling the
City of Midland Assessor's Office
at 989-837-3334, or by viewing the current year millage rates for local
The City of Midland's share
of total tax monies collected in a given year tends to be only about 25 percent.
The remaining 75 percent goes to the other taxing jurisdictions listed above.
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