Tax Information

To better serve our taxpayers, we offer online access of current tax information, accept postmarks and also offer a drop box located on the west side of the municipal building in the parking lot for customers dropping off payments after hours. The municipal building is located at:
Henry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

Special Assessments

Special assessments and abatements can be paid off in full anytime throughout the year. Abatements include mowing and cleanup charges that are added to the tax bill.

Role of the Treasurer

Administrative Services is the tax collector in the City of Coldwater. In addition to collecting taxes on real estate and personal property for the City, Administrative Services also collects for Branch County, Coldwater Community Schools, State Education Tax and Branch Intermediate School District. The money for the County, State Education Tax and Schools is paid to the appropriate taxing jurisdiction shortly after being collected by Administrative Services.

Property Taxes

Summer property taxes are due and payable August 1. Winter property taxes are due and payable December 1. Although the tax is due on December 1 and August 1, it is payable without interest and penalty until September 15, for summer taxes and February 14, for winter taxes.

Residents may pay tax bills with penalty and interest added at the Administrative Services office until February 28. On March 1, the Administrative Services office may no longer accept real property tax payments, but still collect delinquent personal property tax. Residents must pay their delinquent real property tax bill at the office of the Branch County Treasurer.

Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are available at the Branch County Treasurer’s office. Rabies certificate required.

2019 Millage Rates

Item Mills Percentage
911 0.9998 Mills 1.63%
BATA 0.3435 Mills 0.57%
Branch County 4.7552 Mills 7.75%
Branch Intermediate School District 8.2061 Mills 13.38%
City of Coldwater 11.5827 Mills 18.88%
Coldwater Community Schools 18.0000 Mills 29.34%
Coldwater Community Schools Debt 3.7000 Mills 6.03%
Coldwater Community Schools Sink Fund 0.9740 Mills 1.58%
Commission on Aging 0.7331 Mills 1.2%
Jail 0.4999 Mills 0.82%
Jail - Building 1.2500 Mills 2.04%
Library 1.1047 Mills 1.81%
Retirement Fund 1.3333 Mills 2.17%
Roadway 1.7500 Mills 2.85%
State Education Fund 6.0000 Mills 9.78%
Veterans 0.0999 Mills 0.17%
Total 2019 Levy 61.3322 Mills 100.00%

2019 Millage Rates - Total for Qualified PRE

Mills Percentage
Total 2019 Levy 61.3322 Mills 100.00%
Less Principal Residential Exemption (PRE) 18.0000 Mills 29.34%
Total for Qualified PRE 43.3322 Mills 70.66%