Fiscal Services - Assessing

Assessing Department - Phone: 989-837-3334  Email:

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

  • Delta College

  • Midland County

  • 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 jurisdictions below.

    Millage Rates for Local Taxing Jurisdictions for the Current Year

    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.

    Calculating Taxes: For more about how property taxes are calculated, click here.

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